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Split Infinitive tell us all about I Heart Michael Ball

Our latest podcast sees the return of Lily MIddleton, who chats to Alexander and Helen Millington from Split Infinitive. They are bringing thier latest show, I Heart Michael Ball to Brighton Fringe in May, and Camden Fringe in August.

As well as chatting about the show, they also discuss interacting with the audience, why they love fringe theatre so much, and just what would happen if Michael Ball actually showed up to watch a performance. And Lily does her very best to find out why there is so much blood in the show poster!

The company are current crowdfunding to help finance the upcoming runs, and to ensure all creatives involved receive a fair wage for their contributions. You can support them by donating to their crowdfunding here.

I Heart Michael Ball

It’s the tenth bi-annual meeting of the Michael Ball Appreciation Society and Alex, their founder, has a special surprise to mark the occasion. Alex has been obsessed with Michael Ball since he was a young boy when he first heard The Very Best of Michael Ball in his brother’s car.

Just as the conductor directs his musicians, Alex orchestrates a fiendish plan to finally meet the blue-eyed boy from Bromsgrove. I Heart Michael Ball is a 60 minute, interactive, one-man show about grief and obsession. How far would you go to meet your hero?

17 & 18 May: Brighton Fringe, The Lantern @ ACT. Info and bookings here.

5 – 7 August: Camden Fringe, Etcetera Theatre. Info and bookings here.

About Lily Middleton

Lily currently works for a gardening magazine, so spends her days writing about plants. When not stretching her green fingers, she can be found in a theatre or obsessively crafting. Her love of theatre began with musicals as a child, Starlight Express at the Apollo Victoria being her earliest memory of being completely entranced. She studied music at university and during this time worked on a few shows in the pit with her violin, notably Love Story (which made her cry more and more with each performance) and Calamity Jane (where the gunshot effects never failed to make her jump). But it was when working at Battersea Arts Centre at the start of her career that her eyes were opened to the breadth of theatre and the impact it can have. This solidified a life-long love of theatre, whether in the back of a pub, a disused warehouse or in the heart of the West End.