Where? Pleasance Courtyard – The Attic (Venue 33)
What are your feelings as you enter into this year’s Edinburgh Fringe season?
Trepidation. This show started as a fun, mad (expensive), experiment and it has rapidly got out of hand and evolved into something pretty ambitious. If you can call dying ten mop heads black ambition, we are.
What is the premise of your Edinburgh show this year?
Premise shmemise. Which loosely translates as it doesn’t really have one because we don’t know what the show will be before we start. The audience picks the tarot cards and reads our fortune – we don’t know what cards they will pick, or in what order. You can never see the same show twice. Oh god what have we done.
What is the biggest obstacle you face(d) while putting this show together?
Having five members that live in two different places isn’t easy. It’s been like trying to organise a hen do but instead of doing a cocktail making class and then getting a stripper we’ve been buying blood capsules and trying to cut down on the amount of nudity in the show
Has your attitude towards the Fringe changed at all in recent years?
I think I speak for everyone when I say: depends if we have a good run or not. At the moment we think if you work hard you’ll have a good run but if this show plays to empty rooms then we’ll adopt the standard party line that the Fringe is broken and probably loosely blame the Tories for it.
Do you have any other Edinburgh show recommendations?
Lots, and helpfully none of them clash with us: Will Duggan, Rachel Fairburn, Jessica Fostekew, Sophie Duker, Maisie Adam, George Foreacres, Rosie Jones and out of grinding sense of obligation; Goose.
Where would you like to be in a year’s time?
Panicking that we haven’t written enough for our show just like every other year, we wouldn’t have it any other way.