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Pierre Novellie: Edinburgh Fringe 2016 interview

pierre novellie

Hello, how are you today?

I’ve spent the day in a Roman bath, so I’m humming with minerals.

Are you ready for another month of Edinburgh Fringe action?

Nearly! I must just print a load of weird pamphlets and I’ll be there.

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

Almost entirely, but there isn’t room for my own rendition of a 12th century French poem about talking vaginas (genuinely).

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

Bribery and violence.

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

Garrett Millerick, Thom Tuck and Abigoliah Schamaun. Every morning we do a sort of 1984-inspired gymnastics routine in front of all our posters.

Any shows you’re particularly excited about seeing?

Matt Ewins – the man is a genius.

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

Haggis! My yearly offal treat!

Salt and sauce on your chips?

Just salt thanks – I find all sauce very odd. Why would I want all my food to be wet?

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

Sometimes I worry that too many people give up on their dreams or never get that chance they need, then I worry that if everyone went for it then no-one could go for it and society would collapse because everyone’s doing shite watercolours and no-one is growing food.

Pierre Novellie is Cool Peter
Pleasance Courtyard
8-14, 16-28 Aug, 9.45pm
£9 – £10

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