Meet The Mac Twins – Ed Fringe 2015

Self Summary

We are the Mac Twins – face sharers, womb sharers, presenters and DJ’s.

Our show “Play” is an immersive interactive DJ battle that came about from the following conversation…

Lisa: Alana I’m begging you please dont play that techno remix of The Spice Girls “ Wannabe”. Please.

Alana: Shut up they love it!

*Lisa puts her hand over the play button*

*Alana pushes down hard on the button with a smirk*

*Lisa cowers under the booth*


For years we’ve bickered in the booth about what to play and it took us a good few years to realise the magic is in the clash (woah that sounds like an 80’s power ballad).

We wanted to create an immersive experience that was half way between the production values of a £90 arena show and your general club night for a tenner. It merges our theatre backgrounds, our love for our old Sega Mega Drive and the clubbing world all in one show.

MacWorld that has lots of different stop off mini worlds like Dubstep Dungeon and Disco Drop to visit and different artists such as Calvin Harris and David Guetta to lead you through the EDM enchanted forest, you decide where you go and who leads you. There’s a green route with Envy (Alana) and red route with Rediva (Lisa) and you decide how you want to get to the top of Party Peak and defeat Wanye Pest. The audience vote with glow in the dark bands and theres mini challenges and power up levels along the way like Stumblin Falls which is a little drinking “pitstop”.

We stay in each area for around 10 minutes so there’s lots to choose from and hopefully everyone will leave having heard something they like. There’s also super cool animations from Mike Scott (genius behind the Goldfish videos and Nickelodeon’s ‘Moosebox’), balloons, dancers (Twisted Perfection who just warmed up the crowds for Taylor Swift at the SSE Hydro) and a SNOW MACHINE. We just want everyone to have fun, shimmy and not take it too seriously.

What is the first thing people notice about you?

That we look the same, aka like the love child(ren) of that girl from “The Big Bang Theory” and a Moomin!!

6 things you can’t live without during the Fringe.

One of those awful clear ponchos that are as much use as a chocolate teapot, but help you blend in with the tourists.

Mother Macs well stocked fridge.

Deep fried pizza, and chips with CHIPPY SAUCE.

The drama of the “star system” and all its boasting and blustering.

Lothian Buses – you may not be frequent big guys, but you live within our hearts.

Pear ciders by the dozen.

Who are your Fringe crushes this year?

Lisa: My bearded boyfriend Mr Love Island himself Iain Stirling is doing the fringe telling his funnies this year, so I guess I have to say him, but I do have a friend crush on Joe Lycett and Jessie Cave respectively.

Alana: Greyfriars Bobby forever has my heart.

Your darkest Fringe secret

Despite being locals, we didn’t go to the Fringe until we moved to London and performed in it in 2006 *shame*. Edinburgh we love you we promise, it’s just mum refused to park in town and we spent all our money on tracksuits and trainers.

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