Felicity Ward Q&A – Edinburgh Fringe 2016

Edinburgh, the Fringe, why bother?

Great question. Next!

What have been the nuggets of inspiration behind your show this year?

I had this grand plan of writing a show about mental health statistics and then BOOM! I left my overnight bag on a bus which had my wallet, keys, laptop, everything in it, and the 24hrs that followed were astonishing. So then I had to put the statistic material into the bag show.

Stand-out Fringe moment to date?

Wanker alert: I think the first time I DJ’d the So You Think You’re Funny Party, I played You’re The Voice by John Farnham and a majority of the crowd knew the song and the roar from the crowd was delicious.

When you wished a hole had opened up in the ground and swallowed you up?

When I got food poisoning in France from eating street chicken and the Air BnB owner came back early and my partner and I had made it smell real bad.

Your unsung heroes in the industry at current?

Shout out to all the workers in the food vans talking to drunk people for 18hrs a day. That’s real character building stuff.

Three shows you must see this Fringe?

Susie Youseff. Rhys Nicholson. Nazeem Hussein.

The one person you’d love to see your show and why? 

The lottery man, so afterwards he could make a live announcement that I am now a millionaire.

The reason why one should come and see your show?

One should not come and see my show. One hundred and fifty per night should see my show.

The one thing in Edinburgh you must do? 

Check out the public pools that are converted Victorian buildings. Absolutely breath taking.

 Ah sorry, you’re dead. But least you can have that dinner party you’ve always wanted. Who are you inviting? 

Marty McFly (A time traveller). A bring-me-back-from-the-dead-surgeon (Frankenstein’s guy did okay). A good cook (My fiancée). Maya Angelou (To teach me how to be a smart human again now that I’m re-emerging back into the human race as an undead person). My niece (For entertainment. When my Mum tried to explain why she couldn’t take her straight home, the three year old interrupted with “You have options Nonna.” Slam!)

Felicity Ward, 50% More Likely To Die – Pleasance Courtyard 9pm.

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