Who? Rebecca Humphries
What? Prom Kween
Where? Assembly George Square Gardens (venue 3)
Are you prepared for what this year’s Edinburgh Fringe has in store for you?
I am literally never prepared, either in a mental or physical sense. I tend to sort of let it trample all over me then go on a peaceful holiday afterwards.
What is the premise of your Edinburgh show this year?
Prom Kween is back, following its sell out run last year! For those who didn’t see it, it’s a high-school-musical-political-pop-cultural hot mess that’s been dunked in glitter and had a couple of alcopops. There’s also a karaoke party.
What was the biggest obstacle you face(d) while putting this show together?
Keeping it relevant. Politics was all over the place last year and while that was a disaster for the country/world in general, it was fantastic if you write satire. 2018 seems to have made a concentrated effort to clean up the shit show that was 2017 World Politics… everyone’s behaving themselves slightly more. So we’ve had to dig a little deeper, and ensure that we’re not using references that everyone is waaaaay over.
Who would most enjoy your show?
It’s cheap to say ‘everyone’, but I’m cheap as they come. Everyone will enjoy this show.
Do you have any other Edinburgh show recommendations?
Of course! I saw Frau Welt’s show earlier in the year at Hackney Showroom and am obsessed. Gingzilla’s new one is bound to be all kinds of fabulous. And this year I get to FINALLY see Denim! It’s about time, I’ve always been busy whenever they’re performing. I might buy out the room and just get them to do a command performance. Also Maggie Thatcher is my favourite thing. (I just realised all my recommendations are drag shows. Well, in for a penny etc.)
What is your favourite thing about Edinburgh as a city?
Three spring to mind. The skyline, the community spirit and the potato stand outside George Square that stays open late.
What are your plans for after the festival?
Well Prom Kween will be running for a week at the Wardrobe Theatre in Bristol, starting on September 10th. Me personally? Not sure yet. Tuscany? Provence? Gt Yarmouth? Depends on ticket sales.