What? Words Apart
Where? Pleasance Dome (venue 23)
Are you prepared for what this year’s Edinburgh Fringe has in store for you?
Yes. I have 52 socks, 26 pairs of underpants and I have made a map of 10 nearby kebab and/or fish & chips places, so I won’t have to face the embarrassment of eating 3 x 26 = 78 times at the same place.
What is the premise of your Edinburgh show this year?
I’m taking a deep look into the language, mainly the English language, and will try to make sense of it, perhaps helpfully suggest improvements too. Also the creatures who created the language – humans – are observed closely.
What was the biggest obstacle you face(d) while putting this show together?
I’d say it’s the Atlantic ocean. I have recently moved from Finland to America and have been writing the show in both of those and the UK and Australia… wait a minute, so the biggest obstacle was actually the Pacific ocean. It’s even bigger.
Who would most enjoy your show?
People who use the English language a lot, so much that they’ve gotten used to it and can’t see the parts it’s made of anymore. Warning, it might be difficult to keep using it the same way after seeing the show.
Do you have any other Edinburgh show recommendations?
Not yet, can you ask me again on around Aug 10th.
What is your favourite thing about Edinburgh as a city?
This might be a bit shallow, but I mostly like the looks. So nice to look at. Lots of round curvy shapes and then sharp pointy things, not many straight lines.
What are your plans for after the festival?
To eat a salad. Do laundry. Then more touring in America, Canada, UK, Finland etc. Then start preparing for Edinburgh… maybe.