Who/What? Bad Aunts
Where? Gilded Balloon at Old Tolbooth Market – Bottom (Venue 98)
What are your feelings as you enter into this year’s Edinburgh Fringe season?
Anticipation, elation, trepidation – excitement!
What is the premise of your Edinburgh show this year?
Bad Aunts is a sitcom chat show starring three women over 50. It’s got audience participation and even a surprise stand-up comedian every night! It’s the perfect mixture of going out and staying in.
What is the biggest obstacle you face(d) while putting this show together?
As with building any show on the Fringe, the difficulty is generally the limited hands you have to mount the production. The rehearsal room itself has been very collaborative, which has helped the project overall!
Has your attitude towards the Fringe changed at all in recent years?
The Fringe has continued to grow and Edinburgh is always heaving during the festival. It’s thrilling because there’s so much art being made which people can access, but there are difficulties which come with the city being so saturated – the main one being expense! To be part of such a large festival is such a privilege and we hope that the affordable price of our show and the Pay What You Want model will attract a wide range of audiences.
Do you have any other Edinburgh show recommendations?
Isa Bonachera, Archie Henderson, Harriet Braine and Tami Stone! We’re really excited to see Black Is The Colour of My Voice, too. And, of course, the Fringe wouldn’t be the Fringe without those chance encounters with gems of shows which you wouldn’t have known about.
Where would you like to be in a year’s time?
We would like Bad Aunts to tour. We sold out our Brighton and London productions, so we’re looking forward to getting the show in front of a Fringe audience. We hope the show will have a future life!