Who? Konstantin Kisin
What? Orwell That Ends Well
Where? Gilded Balloon Teviot – Wee Room (Venue 14)
What are your feelings as you enter into this year’s Edinburgh Fringe season?
Terrified and very excited at the same time. It’s how you feel before a first date that will cost you £5,000 if it doesn’t go well.
What is the premise of your Edinburgh show this year? [note: debut show?
It’s a show about the erosion of free speech in the West, growing political correctness and self-censorship. I decided to make the show about that after being embroiled in a massive news storm after I refused to sign a behavioural agreement form for a university gig.
What is the biggest obstacle you face(d) while putting this show together?
The events the show is based on only happened in December so I’ve had less than half a year to write the show!
Has your attitude towards the Fringe changed at all in recent years?
I went to the Fringe for the last couple of years and really enjoyed the vibe, but it’s my first time taking up my own show so the pressure is on.
Do you have any other Edinburgh show recommendations?
Yes, check out Geoff Norcott, Andrew Doyle, fellow newcomer Esther Manito, Jamali Maddix. Also, Geoff Norcott’s Taking Liberties 2019 tour, and Sean McLoughlin’s 2019 tour.
Where would you like to be in a year’s time?