Who? Ada Campe
What? Ada Campe and the Psychic Duck
Where? The Stand’s New Town Theatre (venue 7)
Are you prepared for what this year’s Edinburgh Fringe has in store for you?
Yes – and no, the perfect combination! I’m confident that the show is ready, and very much hoping audiences enjoy it. It’s my first year at The Stand, and I’m thrilled to be part of their portfolio of shows.
What is the premise of your Edinburgh show this year?
It’s about how I first came by the Psychic Duck, who gave it to me, and why. Set in Tenby, on the Welsh coast, the show has some very intriguing characters in it… and a mystery. And a silly dance or two.
What was the biggest obstacle you face(d) while putting this show together?
Trying to keep the prop list down to strictly what’s needed.
Who would most enjoy your show?
Anyone who like variety, silliness, a mystery and a bit of magic.
Do you have any other Edinburgh show recommendations?
Gosh, lots! For stand up: Mary Bourke’s ‘I Want an Irish Passport’, Kate Smurthwaite’s ‘Clit Stirrer’, and David Mills’ ‘Focus People!’; for variety: Mat Ricardo’s ‘Mat Ricardo vs the World’, Charmian Hughes’ ‘Bra Trek’, and anything Barbara Nice does; and for cabaret: The Creative Martyrs’ ‘After the Apocalypse’, Dandy Darkly’s ‘All Aboard!’, and The Magic Faraway Cabaret. I definitely recommend a ride on the carousel in Princes Street Gardens at least once while you traverse the city going from show to show!
What is your favourite thing about Edinburgh as a city?
Edinburgh is such a beautiful city, and the Fringe takes you all over it seeking gems in unexpected places. I barely recognise it outside of August, but when I am there in the non-Fringe months I always check out who is playing at The Stand, pop into CC Blooms for a cocktail, and have a look around the National Museum of Scotland galleries.
What are your plans for after the festival?
Make sure the duck gets a nice relaxing holiday.