There are always expectations we feel we’ve got to live up to, we often being our toughest critics. These expectations most likely reaching their height on the lead up to milestone birthdays; a culmination of societal and subconscious expectations generating a tick list of achievements that should have been reached by said age. However, we’re human, often taught to plan ahead but as we all well and truly know, life can quite often lead us on to the unexpected. Tom Hartwell’s ‘Before 30’ explores this; a one man show looking at approaching the milestone of 30, and how mental health affects us all, no matter our age. Having already performed at TheatreN16 and Waterloo East Theatre, Tom will perform at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe at the Underbelly Cowgate. Read on to find out more about Tom’s inspirations and creative process.