Who? Ashley Ward
What? Thrones! The Musical Parody
Where? Assembly George Square Theatre (venue 8)
Are you prepared for what this year’s Edinburgh Fringe has in store for you?
Absolutely not! I’m directing a musical (Thrones!), playing in a musical (Voldemort) and playing in an improvised musical (Baby Wants Candy). I’m prepared for working really hard but beyond that I have absolutely no idea what will be in store.
What is the premise of your Edinburgh show this year?
The show I’m directing, Thrones!, is a parody of Game of Thrones. The premise is a bunch of friends and fans of the show acting out all of the seasons so far to catch up their one friend who (unbeknownst to them) has never seen an episode.
What was the biggest obstacle you face(d) while putting this show together?
There’s never enough time! It’s both an obstacle and a gift because it means you have to roll with stuff. Perfect is the enemy of good.
Who would most enjoy your show?
Fun, cool people who like to laugh. Unfun people might also enjoy it. Would definitely be a worthy experiment.
Do you have any other Edinburgh show recommendations?
Ooh so many. I’ll be greedy and list two that I’m in (Voldemort and Baby Wants Candy). Also Austentacious or anything that anyone from Austentacious is in. Anything Trygve Wakenshaw is in. Lily Bevan’s play Zoo. Oh man, so much good stuff.
What is your favourite thing about Edinburgh as a city?
The old streets and buildings! And how green everything is. It feels like a magical place.
What are your plans for after the festival?
Heading to Berlin for a visit. I’ve never been to Germany and I’m excited to visit a new place after spending time in one of my favorite places ever.