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Eleanor Morton: Edinburgh Fringe 2015 interview

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Edinburgh native Eleanor Morton will feel at home at the Festival as she takes her new hour of silly, ukulele-backed fun to The Stand.


Hello. How are you today?

I’m fine thanks, how are you guys? Just watching Forensic Files with my flatmate

Are you ready for another month of Edinburgh Fringe action?

I think so. Ready enough. I could be rehearsing my show, but Forensic Files ain’t gonna watch itself. I still need to get flyerers, but that’s mostly cos I can’t bear to part with another £300

At this stage, how closely does your programme blurb match the content of your show?

Noooott veerrry. Lots of promised material has changed. But in essence it’s still the same, and I’d be pretty surprised if anyone complained.

What are your tips for getting people to see your show?

Pay obscene amounts of money to have your face on buses and billboards. I haven’t done this, but I’ve been told it’s quite effective.

Is there anyone in particular you’d like to see in your audience?

I’d like to see my friends Stuart and Nicole’s parents there – they continue to be my best audience members of all time.

Who are you sharing a flat with this festival and how will you help each other survive the month?

My parents. They’re doing shows, every day, 9am-5pm, both called ‘Having a Proper Job’. My mum will help me by making my food and my dad will give me change for the bus. I will not help them. I will hinder them and interrupt them when they’re trying to watch Michael Portillo train programmes.

Other than the great shows, what else are you looking forward to about your trip to Edinburgh this year?

Getting to the dentists for a check-up, probs go to Deep Sea World too.

What’s your topping at The Baked Potato Shop on Cockburn Street?

Beans and cheese. Cheesy Beano.

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

Do you think it’s possible to get a moth in your ear? Like, a really small one? Because my ears kinda feel blocked and sometimes when I lie down I can feel this fluttering, but maybe that’s just my eardrum? And it’s both ears, and it would be pretty weird to have a moth in BOTH ears…unless it’s the same moth going between my ears, through my brain…I know you can spiders in your ears and worms in your gut so I think a moth in the ear isn’t entirely unfathomable. But is that dangerous? What’s the worst thing that can happen, you just get bad hearing? I could live with that. Come to think of it, this first happened when I was about 9, so if it IS a moth, how could it still be alive? Unless the moth laid loads of eggs…do moths lay eggs? Butterflies do, so moths probably. But they’re actually more different than people think, and that whole thing about wanting to fly into lights is rubbish – it’s actually moths trying to navigate by the light of the moon. Butterflies would be shit at that. Maybe it’s a butterfly in my ear…I just assumed it was a mother cos it always happens at night when I’m trying to get to sleep, but maybe that’s unfair of me. I think if I was a butterfly I’d know better than to fly into someone’s ear and then just stay there. Yeah. It’s probably just a muscle spasm or something. Or a wax build up. Thanks guys, I was getting really anxious there.


Eleanor Morton: Allotted Mucking Around Time
The Stand
5-30 August, 1.20pm
£7 – £8

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