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Hello! Who are you and what will you be doing this Fringe?

It’s a show about friendship, managing mental health and, above all, learning to laugh at yourself.

Hello! We are Shea and Nora! Two Canadian gals who fell into deep creative love in France at Ecole Philippe Gaulier. We play, share, and understand each other in our lives, rehearsals, and onstage in a way that we want to share with an audience along with the story of MorbidAbnormalMe.

What’s your show all about?

Composed of memories, explanations, and stories from friends and family, Shea and Nora re-enact fantasy-filled representations of what it’s like to have grown up with a morbid, abnormal, and persistent fear of your own mortality. MorbidAbnormalMe is a playful and honest examination of Shea’s real life fears and anxieties and an attempt at tracing their origins. It’s a show about friendship, managing mental health and, above all, learning to laugh at yourself.

Is this a new show or have you performed it elsewhere?

It is our first full length show together and a world premiere at The Brighton Fringe.

Are you a seasoned Fringe performer or is this a first time outing for you?

Last summer Shea could be found clowning around with The Space Carrots at the Edinburgh Fringe but together we are Fringe virgins and looking forward to our initiation.

What brings you to Brighton? Why did you decide to enter this year’s Fringe?

We really wanted to premiere our show at England’s largest arts festival among friends and inspiring theatre makers. Seaside, art, theatre, comedy, and fish and chips, yes please.

Where will you be performing? (Dates and times please too!)The Blue Man, 8 Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3WA

May 6, 10-11, 17-18, 26-27 5:40pm | £6

If you had to sum up your show in one line what would it be?

A sincere comedy about anxiety created by Gaulier graduates, Shea and Nora, as they chronicle the struggles of trying to live when you always think you’re about to die. 

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