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Edinburgh Fringe interview: Shirley & Shirley

Shirley & Shirley Edinburgh Fringe Festival Interview

Shirley & Shirley

Shirley & Shirley are a sketch duo consisting of writers and performers Joanna Carolan and Pascale Wilson, and writer/director Michael Pearce,  who grabbed a fist full of glowing reviews for their 2012 show “Shirley and Shirley Unleashed”.

Having recently been featured on BBC Radio 4’s Sketchorama they are back up in Edinburgh to bring “Carnage” to the festival…

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On a scale of cardboard to Christmas, how excited are you for the Fringe this year?

Put it this way, we Tena Lady up every time we think about it

What’s your show about (in a maximum of two sentences and without using the following words/terms: unique, defiant, sassy, action-packed, thrill-a-minute, crazy, random, middle-class hip hop)?

A procession of ludicrous yet familiar characters that promise to assault the senses. Bold, bright, not for the light hearted or under 14’s.

Who should come see it? And who do you want to come see it?

Fun packed folk, families that swing, and fruits.

What is the full range of emotions an audience member can expect from your show?

Laugh , laugh, cry , laugh.

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

Yes please and yes we’ve already performed on Radio 4

How long did it take to come up with the show’s name? And what did you reject?

It chose us. Although ‘Depravity’ was at one point considered.

Do you have a favourite Fringe memory (not necessarily your own or about the Edinburgh in Scotland

“How many Well Hung Burgers can you eat in a day?” Turns out quite a few.

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

We recommend 18 holes of mini golf on the Meadows, a round of ceilidh and much Vitamin C.

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

In Tokyo they sell toupees for dogs

Shirley and Shirley: Carnage
Jul 31 – Aug 26, 2.50pm
Underbelly, Bristo Square 
£6 – £11

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