Who? Double Denim
What? Adventure Show
Where? Underbelly Cowgate – Belly Dancer (Venue 61)
What are your feelings as you enter into this year’s Edinburgh Fringe season?
I’m really excited to be coming back to the Fringe because I haven’t performed in the UK for a while and since then, I think the culture of being a female comedian has shifted slightly but significantly. In Australia it’s been a really exciting time so it’s going to be nice to see in Edinburgh.
What is the premise of your Edinburgh show this year?
It’s a safari party that starts on a cruise ship. The show explores female friendship in a non-traditional and absurd way.
What is the biggest obstacle you face(d) while putting this show together?
Re-imagining the show for an international audience without losing our Australian-ness.
Has your attitude towards the Fringe changed at all in recent years?
I’ve always loved the Fringe. It is pretty magical to be near a castle. We don’t have those in Aus. I think as the Fringe grows it obviously becomes harder to make ends meet for everyone but I’ve been pretty privileged and lucky in the past. Hopefully we can find a way to keep the Fringe accessible to younger artists. It made a huge difference for me when I was first starting out. I’d hate to see up and coming people priced out.
Do you have any other Edinburgh show recommendations?
I directed Demi Lardner’s Ditch Witch 800 so I’d love you to see that! I’m also really in love with Snort, an improv group from New Zealand. Zach and Viggo are always a treat, so is Stamptown and Late Night Lip Service.
Where would you like to be in a year’s time?
I’d love to keep working on the TV show i’m working on and maybe be able to bring my dog to set. That’s the dream.