Who? Phil Cornwell
Where? Underbelly, Bristo Square – The Dairy Room (Venue 302)
What are your feelings as you enter into this year’s Edinburgh Fringe season?
Very excited to back with something a little different from my last excursion in 2010.
What is the premise of your Edinburgh show this year?
It’s character based. Robert Lemon Alackadaddy is an alcoholic in denial, living in a fantasy world. He’s very happy about it. Reality, whatever they be, is not a country who’s border he will cross…. very often. It is very safe to say that he has issues.
What is the biggest obstacle you face(d) while putting this show together?
The wonderful and very helpful committee that lives in my head, that kindly tells me… ‘you don’t wanna do this piece you’ll make a holy show of yourself’ I wish them well and do it anyway. Because I know they’re just a bunch of liars.
Has your attitude towards the Fringe changed at all in recent years?
Yes. I’m less worried about outcomes now. I’m doing it purely to honour it as a piece. I’m not worrying too much about what people may or may not think of it. I realise now we only have a short span on this hurtling orb we call earth, so I may as well enjoy it.
Do you have any other Edinburgh show recommendations?
That’s a question I’ll probably be able to answer when I’ve been there a while.
Where would you like to be in a year’s time?
In a library whispering to myself saying…’I’m really glad I did Edinburgh 2019!’