Who? Kat Mary
What? Only Fools the Cushty Dining Experience
Where? Imagination Workshop – The Principal (Venue 119)
What are your feelings as you enter into this year’s Edinburgh Fringe season?
Very excited. This is the first time I have been part of a show that has sold over 50% of the tickets before we have even arrived. It’s a completely new experience for me to be part of a show that has such a strong momentum behind it.
What is the premise of your Edinburgh show this year?
A fun filled, immersive Only Fools & Horses tribute dinner show. Set at The Nags Head pub quiz final, run by Delboy, Rodney and Co, the audience become part of the action, as if they are in an episode of the iconic sitcom.
What is the biggest obstacle you face(d) while putting this show together?
Budget, budget, budget.
Has your attitude towards the Fringe changed at all in recent years?
As the years go by, you learn to approach it with a clearer head and less hysteria! I tend to have more realistic expectations and to take every review, good or bad with a pinch of salt. It’s a wonderful platform to engage new audiences and hone the show over a focussed time period. I am looking forward to being part of a HUB [Imagination Workshop]. That is another new experience for me and I feel the camaraderie will be a great benefit to everyone involved.
Do you have any other Edinburgh show recommendations?
Notflix at the Gilded Balloon – Improvised musical based on suggestions from the audience. These girls are hilarious and they can really sing! Stand Up Poet – Gavin Robertson – at Imagination Workshop. Very funny, insightful poetry.
Where would you like to be in a year’s time?
We are a happy crew who are loving finding new audiences. Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is our big sister show. If we can start gaining the loyal audiences and mirror the success of our sis, we would be very chuffed. Maybe next year we come to the Fringe with 75% already sold!