Edinburgh, the Fringe, why bother?
The Fringe is the most exhilarating, sweat fuelled month you can have as a performer / writer. Nothing compares and nothing prepares you for it. It’s a high-octane blast of HOT MAMA.
What have been the nuggets of inspiration behind your show this year?
My nuggets come in all sizes. I love putting a twist on something we all recognise, like playing a big disco Diva such as Cher but turning her into a bat. Makes sense right?
Stand-out Fringe moment to date?
In my final show last year the whole room was crazy, they stood on chairs, posed for a photo and sang ‘coal’ in unison. If you were there you know why and it was truly my most favourite moment.
When you wished a hole had opened up in the ground and swallowed you up?
During a gig I accidentally insulted a man in the crowd who was dressed as a mouse. The context for this is very weird. But the room turned. Never diss a rodent-man.
Your unsung heroes in the industry at current?
The Free Association. An improv school and theatre I am proud to be a part of. Come and see us at The Pleasance this Summer. PLUG PLUG PLUG.
Three shows you must see this Fringe?
Fraser Millward for mad, crafted character comedy. Katia Kvinge for joyous, hysterical solo sketch/stand up and Emma Sidi for one of the most knock out shows around.
The one person you’d love to see your show and why?
Me aged 18. So I had a heads-up there was a lot of fun to come.
The reason why one should come and see your show?
You get to solve a crime, meet Cher (as a bat) and fall in love with the Woman With Two Heads. IT’S A DAMN GOOD TIME.
The one thing in Edinburgh you must do?
Eat everything from the food vans near the purple Udderbelly cow. You’ll find me there around 11pm, come and say hi.
Alison Thea-Skot – It’s Thea-Skot in Here (So Take Off All Your Clothes) Cowgatehead 20:45 6th – 27th