Sweet Venues Grassmarket, Apex International Hotel, 19-24, 26 August. Tickets £8 (£6 concession). Show starts at 3:40 pm.
This is Tommy Sloan. Tommy is a veteran Dundee actor and we are delighted to have him join our production. He is playing a couple different parts: Tommy and Charlie. Tommy is a young IRA bodyguard, who works for Moriarty in London. And Charlie is another young revolutionary, working in Belfast as a ‘clean-up’ guy. Take it away, Tommy!
So tell us a bit about yourself.
Hi I’m Tommy I hail from Fortwilliam originally though I’ve been in Dundee the majoirity of my life at this point. I’ve been performing on and off for the last 11 years and love every minute of it!
How many times have you been to the fringe before? any fond memories?
I’ve been to the Fringe every year for the past 5 years for at least some time though this is the first year I will be performing. There’s so much that happens at the fringe that it’s difficult to single stuff out but I’ll never forget walking the Royal mile the first year I was here and seeing the vast crowds and stupendously talented street performers and actors selling their shows. It’s a wonderful atmosphere.
Other than performing, what are you most looking forward to about this year’s fringe?
The electric atmosphere of creativity that pours from every corner, there is genuinely nothing quite like it.
So, you are a Sartre reader. what do you like about his work/thought?
I’ve always liked his idea that all human beings in essence posses absolute freedom which they hide from themselves with psychological determinism the concept that the fear and doubt in the human condition is caused by our own inability to cope with freedom is a captivating one “…man is condemned to freedom”
Were you familiar with ‘Dirty Hands’ before you were involved in this show?
I had heard of the play but had not read, seen or performed in it till now, it’s a tremendous piece and I feel priviledged to take part in this production.
Give us one tip on how to survive the fringe.
Remember to sleep!
Any must-sees or must-dos while at the fringe?
Too many to count, see as many shows as you can!
Are you excited to be performing for the first time at the fringe? What are you most looking forward to in the show?
Without giving anything away I am looking forward to that final 10 minutes as great as it will be to perform I’m a little jealous of the audience