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
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?
M: HIVE TIL FIVE
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
Gilded Balloon Teviot
2-27 Aug, 2pm