Who? Harriet Dyer
What? The Dinosaur Show
Where? Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose – Dram (Venue 24)
What are your feelings as you enter into this year’s Edinburgh Fringe season?
I’m feeling great about it to be honest. Am very excited to do my very silly new show every day. I’m very dramatic and have previously been like, ‘I’m never doing the Fringe again, it’s everything I hate in the world!’ But now I’m back on the meds and all is fine. I think the key is finding a way to make it work that’s best for you.
What is the premise of your Edinburgh show this year?
To be honest the premise has drastically changed about 47,000 times but at the moment it’s about what really happened to the dinosaurs. It’s all a massive conspiracy, loads of chaos, songs and of course inflatable dinosaur outfits. It’s just fun so if you’ve got imagination in your head and laughter out your mouth, this is for you!
What is the biggest obstacle you face(d) while putting this show together?
I’ve majorly spiralled out of control with the amount of props I’ve purchased, it’s ridiculous. Sometimes I actually hope for someone to rob my bag just for the look on their face when they look inside… but that’d be short lived as I’d then have to buy all these ruddy props again!
Has your attitude towards the Fringe changed at all in recent years?
It’s a real love/hate thing for me, mainly because it’s nothing other than a cash cow for so many people and I don’t think that’s how it should be and not what it originally was. ‘Tis so easy to get swept up in the nonsense of it all and I for one shall no more so this year will just focus on making my show the best it can be, watching lots of lovely people’s shows and overall have a splendid time with nice people.
Plus this year where I’m staying will have an en-suite toilet, I do believe this could be an absolute game changer!
Do you have any other Edinburgh show recommendations?
I saw The Delightful Sausage do a preview at Mach fest and it was so so funny.
Where would you like to be in a year’s time?
I’d like an en-suite toilet in my non-Fringe life too.