Where? Bedlam Theatre (venue 49)
Are you prepared for what this year’s Edinburgh Fringe has in store for you?
You never really are, but this is our fourth fringe in a row, so we’ve got a pretty slick operation in place: Guy brings the Lemsip, Sam brings the honey, Jordan drinks the Lemsip and honey.
We’ll be going back to Bedlam this year which is a venue we love very much. We’re really excited to set up again for the month somewhere we know well. That said, however set you think you might be, the month has a way of bringing its own surprises.
What is the premise of your Edinburgh show this year?
It’s a madcap spy thriller set at The World Cup of Tennis. We follow a doubles partnership and an International Tennis Federation that isn’t all it seems…
What was the biggest obstacle you face(d) while putting this show together?
We’ve each been living in different countries this year and so planning and writing the show has been a lot of Skyping. Once we were all back in the UK we got a lot of work done in a short space of time which has been a really new way of working for us. Intense rehearsal periods followed by previews and then back into rehearsals again. It’s forced us to make the show in a very different way which has been really interesting, taking us in a different direction from last year. We hope the result is something that feels genuinely live, responding to its audience on the night.
Who would most enjoy your show?
Fisk is a cartoonish, high-energy physical comedy show. If you’re a fan of Scooby-Doo, Garth Marenghi or low budget spy-movies then we think it might be up your street.
Do you have any other Edinburgh show recommendations?
Yes! Too many to list here. But we’re really excited to see Archie Henderson’s first hour: ’NOW that’s who I call Archie Henderson’. Also can’t wait to see the return of Hot Gay Time Machine. They are brilliant and perfect for late night fun.
What is your favourite thing about Edinburgh as a city?
We love the city. Being able to go for a swim in the sea and walk up Arthur’s Seat in the same day is very special. That said we are usually too tired to crawl to our venue. But it’s nice to have the option.
What are your plans for after the festival?
Guy’s birthday is at the end of the month so we usually get as far away from Edinburgh as we can in a car and look out to sea for hours on end as Guy contemplates being one step further down the path of life.