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Edinburgh Fringe interview: Amy Hoggart (aka Pattie Brewster)

Amy Hoggart Edinburgh Fringe

Last year, Amy Hoggart introduced Edinburgh to the naive, eager and slightly scary Pattie Brewster, whose ultimate goal is to make some friends by any means.

To some suprise, Pattie survived the month, and is back in Amy Hoggart as Pattie Brewster: Just a Normal Girl Doing a Cool Show at the Underbelly to try and win the hearts of a whole new audience.

Pattie features in our recommended sketch and character acts heading to Edinburgh this year, and we spoke to Amy about her survival chances this time round.

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How are you today Amy?

Hey! I’m really well thanks! I’m having a cup of tea in the garden.

Are you excited to be bringing out Pattie for the Fringe again?

Yes! I really am. And she’s excited to get out of the house again.

Has Pattie had any success making friends in the past year?

No.

Will Pattie cope with the stresses of the Edinburgh Festival?

No.

Would you be friends with Pattie if you met her?

No. Small and mean.

Is the show easy to adapt for a Radio 4 show in case it wins the Fosters’ Comedy Award?

Who cares! I’m aiming for Alibi +1

Do you have a favourite Fringe memory?

Last year Mae Martin took a bunch of us ghost hunting in a grave yard in the middle of the night, which was one of the weirdest experiences of my life. It wasn’t necessarily my favourite Fringe memory (I didn’t enjoy it at all), but it is my only ghost-related one.

What else are you looking forward to in Edinburgh this year? We recommend the Piemaker, The Baked Potato Shop and a pleasant stroll.

Great suggestions! To those I would add: getting the train there and also, getting the the train back. I usually feel ambivalent about the inbetween section

What’s next for Pattie after the Fringe?

Hibernation and Whiskas

Here’s a space to write anything you want about any subject. Go for it:

My tea bag string has a quote attached to it saying: “The universe is the stage on which you dance, guided by your heart.” I genuinely have absolutely no idea what it means, but I feel like it’s powerful and relevant. I’m also pretty sure you could get a tattoo out of that, maybe somewhere semi-private in a curly font.


Amy Hoggart as Pattie Brewster: Just a Normal Girl Doing a Cool Show
July 31 – Aug 26, 4.20pm
Underbelly, Bristo Square
£8 – £10

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