Who? Cally Beaton
Where? Assembly George Square Studios – Four (Venue 17)
What are your feelings as you enter into this year’s Edinburgh Fringe season?
I am going to be found out.
What is the premise of your Edinburgh show this year?
In January 2019, a B list French celebrity made the global headlines when he said that a woman once she turns 50 is unlovable and invisible. I turned 50 a few weeks later and mostly just wanted to know if by August anyone would be able to see me. So I decided to put on a show.
What is the biggest obstacle you face(d) while putting this show together?
Money, kids, time, self-belief, public transport – not always in that order.
Has your attitude towards the Fringe changed at all in recent years?
I used to work on the other side of the fence – as a person with alleged influence in the world of telly – so it’s gone from everyone wanting me at their shows/parties to more of a ‘Cally who?’ approach.
Do you have any other Edinburgh show recommendations?
Where to begin? Flo & Joan, Jenny Bede, Maisie Adam, Luisa Omielan, Sara Barron, Yuriko Kotani for starters.
Where would you like to be in a year’s time?
In my lover’s arms on a Thai beach. Only kidding. My lovers can’t afford to take me to Nando’s let alone a Thai beach, so I’ll go with doing this again, but with an even better show.