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Deadpan Theatre: Edinburgh Fringe 2017 interview

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Eliot Salt and Jude Mack return as Deadpan Theatre with a tightly-written, fast paced romantic comedy about grief, love and everything in between.

Hello. How are you today?

S: Great thanks, bit tired

M: We just got back from rehearsal

S: There was a lot of movement

M: And not a lot of air

S: Hot room vibes

M: Sweaty

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

M: I think for the first time ever it’s pretty bang on

S: To be fair we kept it pretty vague

M: It’s not our first rodeo

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

S: We feel quite uncomfortable rehearsing in our State of the art European rehearsal complex now…

M: It’s in Belgium and people keep sneering at us and asking us to leave

S: In actual fact the play is about a road trip around the UK so we’re keeping it well within the new guidelines

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

S: It’s a company apartment including band

M: Cosy would be an understatement

S: I’m excited by the idea of a shower rota?

M: A vitamin bucket

S: Febreeze will be our friend

M: As will gin

Any shows you’re particularly excited about seeing?

M: I’m excited about Wild Bore because I loved Zoe Coombs Marr’s show last year

S: We didn’t get to see Every Brilliant Thing last year so I’m very keen to get tickets for that

M: Ooh yeah. Also the Dancing Brick show, big fan of them

S: Testosterone! We were obsessed with Rhum and Clay’s 64 Squares in 2014 so looking forward to that

M: Hot Brown Honey will definitely be revisited this year

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


S: I’m really looking forward to The Gilded Balloon itself. It’s a goddamn castle

M: I’ve never actually been to the Edinburgh castle

S: Me neither

M: So that. That’s what we’re looking forward to

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

S: Victoria Wood

M: Yup. Just a sincere answer for that one. Hit hard

Deadpan Theatre
Gilded Balloon Teviot
2-27 Aug, 2pm

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