Annie Bashord

Annie performs monthly at the online cabaret Big Wowie and is part of the comedy collective HaHaFlix. At 18 Annie assisted Paul King (The Mighty Boosh, Paddington) on the Fringe show The Blue Diamond of Azkabar which toured her home county of Kent. Having completed her degree in English and Drama at Goldsmiths she went on to assist Cal McCrystal in Switzerland on the Spymonkey show Bless. Next she moved to Paris to study with Philippe Gaulier. Since graduating, Annie has performed several original Fringe comedy shows, as well as performing professionally in children's theatre. Annie was a cohost of The Lost Cabaret, an alternative comedy night in London, for two years. She is also a drama facilitator and currently works for a social enterprise teaching drama to adults with disabilities.
In this episode we discuss how Annie's experiences with bipolar disorder impacted her sense of self, the ways in which David Lynch does mania justice, hallucinations, trusting the voices in your head, the insidious ways being sectioned can affect intimate relationships, and why Annie is at her healthiest, and happiest, when pretending to be other people.

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