Actress who sobbed as one person turned up to show gets sell out 24 hours later

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Actress who sobbed as one person turned up to show gets sell out 24 hours later
Actress who sobbed as one person turned up to show gets sell out 24 hours later

Actress Georgie Grier returned to the stage stronger than ever to an almost sold-out crowd a day after she revealed only one person turned up to the event. On Thursday, the London-based actress shared a teary-eyed photo of herself as she explained what happened.

"There was one person in my audience today when I performed my one-woman play, Sunsets at #edfringe. It’s fine, isn’t it? It’s fine…?" Georgie Grier told her followers about her show, Sunsets, at Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Her post went viral as comedians Jason Manford and Dara O'Briain shared words of encouragement to the actress. Fans rushed to buy tickets to the show and 24 hours later, fans were seen queueing out of the door.

Around 80% of the event, which costs £11 a head, was sold out. The actress seemed to be in high spirits as she performed for the larger crowd. People travelled from far and wide to support her after seeing her post online.

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Actress who sobbed as one person turned up to show gets sell out 24 hours laterGeorgie shared a teary-eyed photo of herself after one person showed up to her show (Twitter)

One couple travelled from Ireland while one person took the train from London. Speaking to MailOnline, the London-based person said: "I read about what happened this morning - so I wanted to come along." Georgie admitted she shared the news online in order to avoid worrying her mum with her crying.

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She explained: "I did not expect the level of reaction I've had it's been so lovely, so unexpected, so many words for what I have experienced. I am so appreciative of what I have experienced." When she initially posted a tweet about one person turning up to her show, Jason Manford filmed a video talking about his own experiences as he offered a few words of wisdom.

"Hi Georgie, it's Jason Manford here. I don't know you, you don't know me but your little message popped up on my Twitter so I thought I'd drop you a message," he said. "You know what, it's absolutely normal A, for one person to rock up to your show at Edinbrugh and also for you to be annoyed or p***ed off about it, that's totally fine as well.

"I did Edinburgh in 2004/5 and I remember the first couple of shows, the first week I think, was just such a slog. I was out in the rain, people weren't coming. I had total imposter syndrome. 'How much is this costing me? What am I doing here? Look at all these amazing people, how embarrassing nobody's turned up'."

He continued: "But you know what, you're on the path and it's just the start. Tomorrow will be better, next week will be better and next year will be even better than that so just enjoy yourself if you can."

Zara Woodcock

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