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Lucy Pearman: Edinburgh Fringe 2017 interview

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Lucy came to our attention thanks to a wonderful performance in LetLuce’s Sea Men (A Naval Tale) in 2015, a show that combined brilliant homemade props, a rollicking adventure and lots of Ronan Keating.

Since branching out as a solo act, she’s taken weirdness to new levels, performing as a giant egg in her 2016 effort. From an early preview, this year’s show is just as mad.


Hello. How are you today?

Hello, I’m alright but I’ve got a problem with my suitcase it’s quite annoying and a bit boring. How are you?

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

Ah. ok ….quite closely to be honest, I’m a maid and I’m looking for a cabbage. Topical.

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

Yes, very much so, very, very much so. It’s all about that really. No, it isn’t. Sorry, I panicked. It’s about finding a lovely cabbage.

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

I’m in a musical as well as my show this year so I’m living with the cast and crew of that. I’m HOPING it’s show business and sequins 24/7. You aren’t allowed to speak, only sing. To get into the bathroom you have to do a tap dance audition and to get in the kitchen its the splits please. Very very laid back.

Any shows you’re particularly excited about seeing?

I’ll go to every single Soweto choir I can find, do you want to come?

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

I wish you would answer my questions. Aine, the producer of Prom Kween said that she will put my bike in the van so I don’t have to have my annual nervous breakdown getting everything on the train.

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

Does it have to be a celebrity? my Grandma, she wanted me to go on deal or no deal, so much.

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

Thank you. Does anyone know how to get trapped hair out of the wheel of a suitcase it won’t move at all and I have to drag it while the wheel stays stuck please help x


Lucy Pearman is Maid of Cabbage
Heroes @ Monkey Barrel
Aug 3-27, 12.30pm
£5/PWYW

1 reply »

  1. Saw Lucy at the fringe on Sunday – she was amazing, funny and we all had a fantastic time. Her props and story line, plus the sensitive audience participant were excellent. We laughed a lot and thought it very clever. Really loved it and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys comedy. Helen

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