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Robin Morgan: Edinburgh Fringe 2016 interview

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Robin Morgan, writer of Radio 4’s The News Quiz, The Now Show and Newsjack, takes his first hour to the Edinburgh Fringe this year.


Hello. How are you today?

Oh hi. I’m well, thanks. Hope you are too.

Are you ready for another month of Edinburgh Fringe action?

I am! I’m very excited. Last year was my first year, and a nice practice run for my debut hour this year.

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

It’s actually still spot on. It’s always been about one true story – so I haven’t had to deviate too much from it.

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

I’m going to be the best flyerer the world has ever seen. Plus: the story behind the show is really, really good. Honestly. You’ll want to see it for that alone.

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

I’m sharing a flat with my friend Beth Granville – she’s written and starring in a brilliant play called Foiled, which is taking place in a working hair-salon. So as long as she brings me back samples of Tresemme Salon Silk, I’ll be happy.

Any shows you’re particularly excited about seeing?

Foiled, Jordan Brookes’ new hour, Ellie Taylor’s, Jenny Collier’s. So many.

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

Being back in the city. I fell in love with it last year. I’m also looking forward to my ‘going for a run around the Meadows every day’ which I managed to do for a total of 1 day last year.

Salt and sauce on your chips?

Of course.

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

It’s a show with a brilliant true story. With added jokes. Marek Larwood from We Are Klang has directed it. It’s going to be ace. Also it’s my birthday on the 19th so I’m going to wear a party hat throughout the entire show.


Robin Morgan: Free Man
Just the Tonic at The Caves
4-14, 16-28 August, 8pm
PWYW or £5 to guarantee entry

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