In 1988 a teenager lost control of his car. In 2014 a Halloween party took an unexpected turn. In 2017 there was a thunder storm in a small village. Edd Hedges returns with another hour of storytelling, following his debut show, Wonderland, and will be at Edinburgh’s Fringe with For Eva, From Forever Ago.
Edd spoke with The Fountain about the premise for the show, how there is no real connection with Bon Iver despite the title and his more civilised plans for the Fringe.
TF: You are performing at the Edinburgh Fringe this year, how exciting?
I’m really excited! its always so good you forget how financially ridiculous it is.
TF: For Eva, From Forever Ago certainly sounds intriguing, what is the premise, do you have an interest in Bon Iver?
I love Bon Iver, I think he’s a genius though I’m afraid that’s where the similarities end. This show is me telling a story with smaller stories inside it. Hopefully it should all become clear at the end of the show (winks). It’s basically the story of a text I got in September that changed my life.
TF: And what drove the project, where did your influences lie?
The text to be honest. On the 1st of September I got a text and it changed my life. It’s a show about growing up, fear and me.
TF: What are your plans for the Fringe, have you been before?
I’ve been every year since 2013 and my plans change every year. This year its all about sleeping, eating right, avoiding parties, drinking nice coffee, reading, and not feeling bad because I don’t want to go out.
TF: And what are your future plans beyond For Eva?
The next two stories are in the back of my mind but its important not to start writing a show while your in the midst of creating / performing another one.
For Eva, From Forever Ago, Gilded Balloon: The Balcony (Venue 14), 4:00pm (60 Minutes), 1-26 August 2018 (Not 13th)