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  My Edinburgh Festival Diary: Act II
Updated 05 August 2002, 18.46

Amy, 15, from Hertford and Fran, 14, from Ipswich are performing a play called Out of Character, on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Together with their fellow teenage actors, they'll be bringing you the lowdown on what it's like to be a part of the festival.

Friday 2 August

Well our minds are buzzing. We've just got back from our second performance and it went really well.

Nothing went wrong at all, and even with only two people in the audience we loved every minute of it.

This morning when we were out marketing again we met a deaf man who we spoke to yesterday. He is also advertising and we have a competition to see who will get the biggest audience.

He is winning now 8-6, but we'll get him tomorrow, I'm sure of it.

Sunday 4 August

Today was a day to remember.

It all started out normally. We were trooping down to start advertising when Laura, a girl from the cast, walked into a lamppost and knocked herself out.

We had to continue advertising while she was rushed to casualty.

We thought we were going to have to perform with an understudy, but Laura returned just in time to give her best performance yet!!!

We went to see Bouncers in the evening, an extremely funny play about coping with rowdy drunks, and on our way home, a 12 year old in our company was attacked and knocked to the ground by a teenage drunkard.

Our director proved he had all the skills of those bouncers

Monday 5 August

Today the Royal Mile was heaving with advertisers. It was such fun just being out there seeing all the other street entertainers, let alone doing our own stuff.

We loved today's performance and advertising even more than ever today - can it really get any better?

Today's performance was one of our best, with an audience of over 20. It seems to continue to improve every day, although current colds just won't go away.

Went to see Three Finger Exercises, a very good classic play. We're seeing another performance tonight and looking forward to another day tomorrow.

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