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Great British Mysteries: Edinburgh Fringe 2017 interview

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A live mockumentary adventure investigating monsters, myths and Noel Edmonds.


Hello. How are you today?

We’re in high spirits! We’re currently in our rehearsal room, doing silly voices and googling Loch Ness Monster onesies.

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

It’s stayed remarkably faithful… Eccentric duo Olive Bacon (Supernaturalist) and Dr. Teddy Tyrell (Scorpio) present a live mockumentary investigating monsters, myths and Noel Edmonds.

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

‘Great British Mysteries?’ is an hour of wild escapism, which feels all the more important with the world going completely mad.

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

The three of us (Rose & Will the writer/performers and Joseph the director) are shacking up together. The big plan is to watch the entire Rocky back catalogue.

Any shows you’re particularly excited about seeing?

We can’t wait to see Joseph Morpurgo, Thunderbards and Ellie Taylor.

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

We can’t wait for a trip to the legendary Elephants & Bagels, and perhaps a creepy night-time stroll up to Arthur’s Seat…

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

David Bowie. No question.

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

Do you like mysteries? Are you the sort of person who says: ‘I wonder what that was?’. Then this is the show for you. Join Olive Bacon (Supernaturalist) and Dr Teddy Tyrell (Scorpio), in this live mockumentary adventure investigating monsters, myths and Noel Edmonds. Prepare to be mildly unnerved. This is the first show by Will Close and Rose Robinson as The Cloak & Dagger Club, directed by Joseph Hancock. They have been seen and heard on Radio 4, BBC One and BBC Three. Rose was a Funny Women finalist in 2016.


Great British Mysteries
Pleasance Courtyard
2-28 Aug, 3.30pm
£9-£10

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