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Annie McGrath: Edinburgh Fringe 2016 interview

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Pun in the show title? Relative success as part of a sketch group in previous Fringes? Annie McGrath is doing the Fringe the right way with her first full length solo effort.

We thoroughly enjoyed her work with Jack Barry last year as part of Twins, taking sketch to new postmodern levels, and expect this solo effort will go down similar dark, sardonic pathways.

Hello. How are you today?


Are you ready for another month of Edinburgh Fringe action?


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

I can’t remember (the show).

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

Do lots of pre-Edinburgh Q&As where you answer the questions really insincerely.

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

Stuart Laws, James Acaster, Rose Matafeo, Nish Kumar, Tom Allen, Joel Dommett. I’m not sure how we’ll help each other survive. Maybe we’ll have baths together?

Any shows you’re particularly excited about seeing?

ALL THE LEGENDS IN MY FLAT + Patrick Turpin, Jack Barry, Fin Taylor, Phil Dunning, Lou Sanders, Mae Martin, Lolly Adefope, Mat Ewins, Mark Smith… Basically, all the people I would rather be hanging out with than doing a show.

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

Running (walking) up Arthur’s Seat with Lou.

Salt and sauce on your chips?

Salt, vinegar and a bit of ketchup please.

Anne McGrath: The Seven Ages of An
Pleasance Courtyard
3-28 Aug, 4.45pm
£8 – £9

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