Amy chats to Gerel Falconer who is performing in Tones: A Hip Hop Opera at Edinburgh Fringe.

Here’s your chance to give an elevator pitch, can you give us a brief synopsis?

Tones is about paradoxical living: being told you stand out when you just wanna fit in until you realise; the thing we all have in common is the fact that we’re different. These discoveries evolve through the eyes of Jerome; a confused soul who’s quite good at spitting.

What attracted you to this role?

The inner conflictions of mind and heart whilst coming of age and finding your path. Plus, the opportunity for vibes and a laugh while shelling down the mic and firing some bars.

Have you performed at the fringe before?

I’ve been to the Fringe twice. Once with Mad Props once with HighRise.

What are the best and worst parts of performing at the fringe?

Best: you never know who you’re gonna meet.

Worst: Networking at 3 AM – you lose a lotta sleep!!!

What are the main themes within the production, and what can audiences expect?

Summarising themes is a crazy task! One theme is what makes us the way we are underneath layers of race and class.

Also, who we are versus who we’re told to be. The audience can expect random characters, bars and flows from me while constantly spitting over beats.

Finally, with so many shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, why should people book a ticket to this one?

The thing is, Tones could be exquisite or the most cataclysmic show ever witnessed. You’ll never know if you don’t have a ticket!

Tones: A Hip Hop Opera will be performed at 3pm in Pleasance Courtyard (Upstairs) from 2nd – 28th August

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