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Jo-Jo Bellini: Edinburgh Fringe 2016 interview


Tom Jones hits are among the features of Jo-Jo Bellini’s fabulous sounding cabaret experience.

Hello. How are you today?

Well hello! I am fabulous, thank you for asking.


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

Darling, my show definitely delivers what is on the label. A saucy little show filled with food, fun and the songs of Tom Jones.

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

Tips? Well you must always have a good hook. With mine I feed the audience Leek & Broccoli Soup, with Welsh cakes for dessert whilst singing the songs of “Welsh God” Tom Jones. It’s naughty, it’s healthy, it’s fabulous.

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

I am Sharing a flat with some absolutely remarkable and award winning artists this festival. Doug Segal and John Robertson to name but two! I will be using my culinary skills to keep the household happy with delicious meals and tasty treats.

Any shows you’re particularly excited about seeing?

The thing I love best about Fringe is the opportunity to see new artists and new shows performed by your favourites. This year I will be keeping my ear to the ground for new work but I think Louise Reay’s new show Que Sera may be a good choice for those wanting to see some amazing clowning.

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

The atmosphere, the audiences and the prosecco!

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

Oh darling… Baked potato? I do hope there is some beef stroganoff or roast chicken to go with that along with broccoli, cauliflower and green beans. Eat right this Edinburgh people!

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

Three green foods that should be encouraged this festival for stamina and sexiness:

  1. The Avocado. Not only a great source of vitamins, oils and proteins but can also be shared with that unexpected someone discovered next to you for breakfast
  2. Brocolli. Don’t find fruit delightful? Well have some broccoli instead. It is high in vitamin C, A so modern day pirates/artists take note if you want to ward off festival scurvy!
  3. Limes. This humble citrus is a joy for almost any beverage you could have! Also good for vitamin and potassium intake. Cheers!

JoJo Bellini’s Kitchen Cabaret
The Stand
4-28 August, 1.20pm

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