My Olympic marathon to get publicity

Only on Sunday I was moaning to one of the cast that despite being a journalist, and knowing how the press works, I was failing miserably to get any kind of coverage for Martini Bond. After all, there is no such thing as bad publicity, right? Then on Monday, a reporter from the Camden New Journal rang.

“I’m very interested in the live streaming at Barking,” she said.

“That’s great,” I said. “Can we talk about Camden?”

“I’m sorry we can’t review that. But Barking…”

Ohmigod. We got our first interview. Something – even if it’s just a sentence – should appear in three north London newspapers, Camden New Journal, the Islington Tribune and West End Extra, on Friday.

It’s a breakthrough and I feel like I’m coming into the home stretch of my own Olympic marathon.

Olympic hoop

I feel like I’ve jumped through hoops

Camden Fringe Festival has launched this week – and it’s just two weeks to our show. We are having to fight for ticket sales. It turns out the Olympics is hitting theatres in London’s West End. “We’re bleeding darling,” Nica Burns, chief executive of Nimax Theatres, told the Financial Times this week. So we need any press mention we can get.

Meanwhile, our fantastic director has found lighting and sound technicians. And one of her contacts who worked on Les Mis, no less, has lent us a few props – a couple of guns, well not real ones. We don’t want to start shooting each other if pre-show tensions boil over… after all, perhaps there is such a thing as the wrong kind of publicity.

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August 2, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Blogging, Comedy, Comedy writing, Fiction, Humour, Theatre, Writing.

5 Comments

  1. jmmcdowell replied:

    That graphic isn’t going to get you into trouble with the Olympics police, is it? We’ve heard stories here about their grip on Olympic merchandising! 🙂

    • WomanBitesDog replied:

      It’s a photo – so no! But I’ve heard about the Olympics thought police…

  2. kateshrewsday replied:

    Congratulations! Great to get the publicity- it is fiendishly difficult to get. Unless you dress a kitten up as Martini Bond, give it a revolver and do a photoshoot. With any luck that one would go viral. We are, after all, living in an idiocracy.

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