The Edinburgh Fringe Archive – Celia Pacquola (Let Me Know How It All Works Out, 2014)
2014 saw Australian comic Celia Pacquola return to Edinburgh for her fourth Fringe Show. ‘Let Me Know How It All Worked Out’ looked at the world of psychics and their promise of foretelling the future; specifically one who said she would never have children.
(Spoiler… congratulations are in order, Celia and her partner had their first child earlier this year,).
[Pacquola] likes to know what happens next, and will try almost any source to see into the future, psychics, card readers even palm readers are all methods she has resorted to.
Throughout the hour she performs there is never a drop in the energy she generates and her material is bursting at the seams with laughs, often with herself as the butt of the humour. She is a compelling storyteller and it is very easy for one gets caught up with the story and like her want to know what is going to happen.
Since the Fringe Pacquola moved frequently between the UK and Australia, with various appearances, scriptwriting, and starring appearances in a wide range of shows on the circuit, including radio work on Fox FM and Radio 4, TV work on Would I Lie To You, Live At The Apollo, and Have You Been Paying Attention, and staring in Rosehaven, and The Breaker Uppers.
All that was ahead of her in 2014 when she joined me in the podcast studio to talk about her show. It wasn’t the first time she’d been on the Fringe podcast, so the whole ‘tell us about your show’ quickly descended into discussions of synchronised diving, Tom Daley, Pro/Am contest, and a love of Converse Trainers.
This week’s trip is back to the Gilded Ballon, back to a time when the future we live in now was quite definitely not going to happen, as Celia Pacquola asks the audience to Let Me Know How It All Works Out,
- Find out more from The Gilded Balloon here. Follow Celia Pacquola on Twitter (@CeliaPacquola) and Facebook.