My name is Colin Cloud and I’ve been described as the closest thing you’ll ever see to a real life Sherlock Holmes. My show takes all of my ‘forensic mind reading’ skills plus my background in theatre and combines them to create a fully immersive experience where people will be read, information will be deduced and I will even attempt to get away with a rather daring crime … in the nicest possible way.
What is the first thing people notice about you?
My fantastic hair and fabulous dress sense. That really is about it. It always seems to be the conversation starter for people. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I’m flattered. It’s when they start touching it to check it’s real, that’s when I know it’s time to go flyering.
6 things you can’t live without during the Fringe?
A large skinny, sugar free vanilla latte, with an extra shot of espresso, in the Kenyan blend in a takeaway cup. And my umbrella. On reflection, that’s only two, but that coffee description really counts for about five.
Who are your Edinburgh Fringe Crushes this year?
It’s a coin toss between three. Like a weird three sided coin. It’s definitely between Lili La Scala (who does an amazing variety show pretty much every night of the week which you should definitely check out). Her incredibly attractive husband, ‘The Boy With Tape On His Face’ … what can I say, I’m a sucker for men with gaffer tape across their mandible! And Taylor Swift. I mean, she might make an appearance at the Fringe. Right?
Your darkest Fringe secret?
Really it’s my job to be telling you YOUR secrets. So, I tell you what. I have written down my absolute darkest fringe secret and I’ve placed it inside this envelope as proof. If anyone can guess what I’ve written inside here, they win free tickets to see my show ‘Colin Cloud:KILLS’ every day for a month. …On reflection, I don’t know if that’s a prize, or torture. Maybe ask them in September!