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Hayley Ellis: Edinburgh Fringe 2016 interview

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Hayley Ellis tackles the growing issue of Fear Of Missing Out in her Edinburgh Fringe show this year. Make sure you don’t miss out on here show.

Hello. How are you today?

I mean today I’m fine but the forecast for Augusts mood can range dramatically. 60% chance of tears and 90% chance of debt currently.

Are you ready for another month of Edinburgh Fringe action?

You know how the saying goes. I was born crying.

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

Quite close but that’s because my blurb reads “A woman speaks for 50 minutes”

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

I’m hoping that flyering on the back of a Bengal tiger helps. Still trying to clear that at the minute. I have a dog ready as back up in case that fails.

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

Myself. You can totally hug yourself right?

Any shows you’re particularly excited about seeing?

A physical theatre piece about Come Dine with Me. Not even made this up. Page 181 of the Brochure. Its £8.50 though so I’ll have to see how my finances pan out.

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

I’m saving the new series of “Orange is the new black” to watch whilst up there. So that. Oh and being able to eat what I like and then burning it all off because I live so far away from anywhere and can’t afford to get a taxi home.

Salt and sauce on your chips?

Yeah go on.

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

If anyone knows Julia Davis can they tell her to get in touch with me. I don’t want to force friendship on her but the old fashioned way of trying to meet her by finding out where she lives and standing outside her house until she leaves isn’t working. Thanks

Hayley Ellis: FOMO
Just the Tonic at the Community Project
4-14, 16-28 August, 9.35pm
PWYW or £5 to guarantee entry

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