Kate Fox News: A Fringe Performer's First Day at The Fringe

Blog by Kate Fox | 07 Aug 2010

Kate Fox, BBC Radio 4's poet-in-residence and Fringe comedian, tackles the news and life at the Fringe with her topical, funny poems.

Today she reveals the performers perspective on settling into the Fringe.

A Fringe Performer's First Day at The Fringe

You've got possession of
your new office
For about an hour a day.
People will come and watch you work,
If you're lucky.
You're on very variable pay.
Sometimes, when you're at the office
There are hecklers.
Your parents think this job
Means you're pretty feckless.
In this office there'd be nothing crueller
Than no one talking about you
Round the water cooler.
You've got less than a month
To get that promotion,
No pressure,
If you're lucky maybe there'll be
An office romance.
No matter how hard things get
don't try the David Brent dance.


Kate Fox News
Gilded Balloon @ Teviot
7-30 Aug, 12.15pm, £7.00-£9.00