Ruby Thomas Q&A – Edinburgh Fringe 2016

Edinburgh, the Fringe, why bother?

Having a huge proportion of the UK’s most creative performers in one place makes an electrical current, which enters your body at the moment of entering the city and makes you feel excited.

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

In terms of nuggets, I’d say: daytime television, trips to the gynaecologist and Cara Delevigne.

Stand-out Fringe moment to date?

I saw Simon Amstell several years ago and he had a great joke about bathrooms with two sinks, which frankly was a topic that needed investigating.

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

 I acted in interactive theatre at the fringe once, which has its ground-swallowy moments.

Your unsung heroes in the industry at current?

I think they get sung a fair amount but Ellie White and Mae Martin are so good. Also Joe Morpurgo and Kayleigh Cassidy, who has just moved here from Barcelona.

Three shows you must see this Fringe?

I’d say Lazy Susan: Crazy Sexy Fool, Torch by Flipping the Bird and Cardinal Burns’s show, which is on at the Pleasance for a few days from 23rd-26th

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

 Judi Dench, she’s so reassuring.

The reason why one should come and see your show?

 It’s uplifting and has some very good visual accompaniments made by my Dad.

The one thing in Edinburgh you must do? 

 The Modern Art Museum is just out of the city in a big, beautiful house with grounds.

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

The cast of the Sound of Music.

See Ruby Thomas: Chick at Just The Tonic at The Caves 4th – 28th August, 6.40pm.

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