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Harry and Chris: Edinburgh Fringe 2017 interview

harry and chris edinburgh fringe

After a debut sell-out run of ‘The Harry and Chris Show’ at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016, this duo are bringing their brand of poetry, music, love and laughter back to Scotland.


Hello. How are you today?

I’m very well thank you. Chris speaking here, on behalf of Harry and Chris. Harry is here also, reading over my shoulder.

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

Good question. A fair amount of our blurb is reviews, and of course we’ve picked good reviews, so I suppose we’d hope that the blurb matches the content perfectly.

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

Steps reforming made us drop some of our close harmony songs, and we had to lose a lot of choreography that we’d stolen from them. You could say it was a TRAGEDY.

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

We just sent out an SOS on our respective facebook pages as we are currently without anywhere to crash during the fringe. Please encourage your readers to send any suggestions.

Any shows you’re particularly excited about seeing?

Rachel Parris – Keynote

Rob Auton – The Hair Show

Paul Currie – Cats in my mouth

Also part of the fun is discovering new things so we’ll be trying to get to as much as possible!

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

We’ve got a really good train journey up – we managed to get seats next to each other and at a table, so we’ll be able to play cards. We’ve got separate seats on the way back, just in case.

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

C: Leonard Cohen

H: I think Michael Jackson’s death took a couple of years to sink in for me.

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

Thanks for having us on this Q and A. The phrase ‘having us’ is a dangerous one – it has connotations of either a. being ‘had’ in a con artist sense (though I don’t feel like you’ve conned these answers out of me (have you? (really though, have you? (I had fun so probably not (but that’s what confidence tricksters do – make you feel like you’re in charge! I’ve been had! I’m going to delete all these answers, that’ll show you.. WAIT – is that what you want me to do?!?! HA! I’ve caught you – I’m leaving them in. I win (I think)))))) or b. In a seductive sense, but I don’t feel like that’s happened either. No offense. Let’s do this again sometime. Please come to the show and/or let us sleep on your sofas.


The Harry and Chris Show 2
Just the Tonic @ The Mash House
3-27 Aug, 2.20pm
£5/PWYW

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