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Kat Bond: Edinburgh Fringe 2017 interview

Kat Bond Edinburgh 2017 Landscape

Another Weirdo with great ideas, Kat Bond’s show finds the sketch star left by her family in a bin, outside Papa Johns in Luton. She sets about finding them with only a loo roll for company.

Hello. How are you today?

All is ok. Just making more props out of loo roll today.

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

Pretty close (she says smugly) it’s still about Loo Roll: a celebration of. The main thing that has changed is that my character was found in a bin outside a Papa Johns pizza not a Greggs – this was due to the fact I’ve been in two shows one of them being the Weirdos Panto and another more serious play both who used Greggs as a reference. GIVE GREGGS A BREAK GUYS ITS TIME FOR PAPA JOHN to shine!

Have the momentous events of 2016 affected your act in any way?

My show is essentially about working out who you are when you don’t have anyone helping you out or guiding you, be it family or the generation above you. I think it’s got a bit sadder which is ideal for a character comedy show.

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

Lorna Shaw – my old sparring partner from That Pair. She keeps me topped up on vitamins.

Jon Pointing reminding me that people are symmetrical and his character reminding me that the world is a stage…

Tessa Coates is a wonder and she stops me apologising

Rob Cawsey will help me party hard (I don’t party hard) and worry less.

Lucy Farrett will help me to rebuild my props as she is a lover of all things homemade.

Lots of Roomies

Any shows you’re particularly excited about seeing?

I’m excited about seeing anything FA related. I’ve been improving lots.  All my roomies shows.

I’m ready to be surprised by some wonderful theatre. Summerhall is a fav. Looking forward to seeing

John Kearns’ new show

Amy Annette’s What Women Want

Milly Thomas play and one woman show

Jon Pointing : Act Natural

Good Bear

Prom Kween

And being surprised

What celebrity death hit you the hardest in 2016 (mine was Wogan)?

Wogan got me – his voice reminds me of my nans house with the radio on. Remember when he retired then came back.

Bowie was big but Victoria Wood was my hero she once sent me 100 ponds for a short film I made. Big time wonderful woman.

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

Difficult to know how you come across in these interviews. I’m a good lass I promise. Sorry I shouted about Greggs.

Kat Bond: Loo Roll
Pleasance Courtyard
Aug 2-28, 5.45pm

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