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Ellie Taylor: Edinburgh Fringe 2016 interview

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Ellie Taylor gives her take on monogamy in her Edinburgh Fringe show.

Hello. How are you today?

I’m good thanks. Bit tired. Been previewing a lot so not getting much sleep and eating too many packets of Monster Munch. (Roast Beef, before you ask.)

Are you ready for another month of Edinburgh Fringe action?

HELL YES. I mean, if I’m not not ready by now I’m screwed aren’t I? (Rhetorical)

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

Reasonably well so thank God for that. But the show is quite different to how I imagined it actually. Not the subject matter necessarily (monogomy), but how I discuss it. Even from a month ago it’s changed quite a bit.

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

I’d probably say to make sure they buy a ticket well in advance for them and 25-30 of their closest friends.

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

Simon Feilder and Saskia Preston. I’m really looking forward to it – they’re both great pals who are unjudgemental of my breakfast cereal addiction. I will help them by cooking them delicious dinners (Weetabix), Si will tidy up the delicious dinners (Weetabix) and Sas will regale us with tales of how she spent a lovely few hours in the Champagne bar in Harvey Nicks to remind us of what we aspire to in life.

Any shows you’re particularly excited about seeing?

So many! Rachel Parris, Anna Morris, Robin Morgan, Laura Lexx, Felicity Ward, Stephen Bailey, Andrew Hunter Murray, Nina Conti, Geoff Norcott, Sofie Hagen, Fern Brady… I’m just listing the brochure now. But loads is the answer.

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

Being back there after a year off. Don’t get me wrong, I had a joyful summer last year, but the FOMO I experienced was insane. I just want to get up there and do the show I’ve worked my arse off on for the last six months. And then I want it to be September and take a bloody beautiful holiday.

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


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

I had a dream the other night about a strawberry growing inside my big toe. I pulled it out like a weed. OK BYE.

Ellie Taylor: Infidelliety
Just the Tonic @ The Tron
4-28 August, 2.20pm
PWYW or £6 to guarantee entry

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