Ferment Fortnight Preview | TRICKY SECOND ALBUM

5 Jul 2018

Ahead of Ferment Fortnight's riotous return, we caught up with In Bed With My Brother to find out all their upcoming show, TRICKY SECOND ALBUM. Catch it at Bristol Old Vic Thu 19 July.

Tell us a bit about yourself…
Our names are Nora, Dora and Kat. We’re three best mates. We Iive together, hang out together and perform together. We like to drink beer, all the time. Nora’s favourite food is eggs. Dora’s favourite way of getting to school was riding her bike. Kat’s a little idiot.

If you want to know anything about the shows we’ve created or the work we make check out our website: inbedwithmybrother.co.uk. Or hit us up on the ol’social media, insta, tweet, or face @inbedwithmybro.

What are you presenting at Ferment Fortnight?
We’re going to be scratching our new show, TRICKY SECOND ALBUM. We’re going to take it to Edinburgh Fringe this summer. It’s going to be a number one, sell-out, smash hit extravaganza. For one night only on 15 Aug (and then back by popular demand on 22 Aug). This the third show we’ve made together.

What inspired/influenced your piece?
We always wanted to make an album with Bizarre Rituals. They’re a proper amazing party crew who helped us design the sound for our previous show, WE ARE IAN. We were having a drink with them in Plymouth, when Hannah suggested that we read The Manual by the KLF; How to Have a Number One the Easy Way. It’s a super satirical and frank insight into the music industry in 1988. It gives the reader step by step instructions in how to get a number one hit single in the UK music charts. Coming into making another show, after having toured our previous show for two years, it was difficult to know where to begin and how to make something else. The KLF said making music is all about begging, borrowing and stealing - finding heaps of money, putting together some sick dance routines and just not giving a fuck. This has given us something to work towards. We thought we were gonna make something that would inevitably fail, but now we’ve found the way to make it a massive success. Kerrrrr-chiiiiiiing. And we’re well pleased with that. 

What does the work that Ferment do mean to you?
Ferment is a vital platform for artists in the South West. It’s really important for us to gain feedback on new work, and Ferment is an excellent opportunity to throw out fresh ideas as part of such an exciting programme. Being a company based in Exeter, and with the recent closing of The Bikeshed Theatre, having the space, support and encouragement from a Bristol initiative makes making work in the South West still a viable option for us. It’s a really integral platform for championing regional companies.

What would you say the audience can expect in three words?
A screaming cashflow of nakedness.

Ferment Fortnight kicks off at Arnolfini 9-11 July before returning to Bristol Old Vic for four more nights of scratch theatre 13-21 July. For more info and to book tickets, click here.