FRAGMENTS INTERVIEW:

IZZY RADFORD

With Fragments now open as part of Brighton Fringe 2022, we chat to our wonderful writers to find out more about them and their creative process.

How would you describe your writing in 3 words? 

Honest. Poetic. Funny. 

Who or what are your biggest writing influences?

My own life. (I gotta stop that!). Also, I think anything that is confessional in nature, particularly for this piece has been really helpful.

What should a tourist see and do in your home county/town? 

They should leave! They should pack their bags and put it back in the suitcase. We've got nice coffee and nice parks, so maybe that. 

What’s the best piece of advice (writing or otherwise) you’ve ever received? 

Write what's really hard to write and what you wouldn't want to say to someone else. Be very honest, even if it's not about you. It's about a character and exploring what's the hardest thing for them to say. Making them say that is the way of being most honest. 

Can you tell us a bit about your play for Fragments? 

My play is about a girl called June and how she deals with grief after the passing of her grandmother. It's a kind of poetic, prosey mix, with dialogue. I really wanted it to have the feel of twin flames, familiar twin flames from different generations, and a celebration of love and life. 

What would you like audiences to take away from Fragments and your play in particular?

I'd love the audience to take away: carpe diem and just going out there and spending as much time with your loved ones as you can, and embracing all the opportunities (in life). 

IMG_4158.jpeg
IMG_4163.jpeg