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Short ‘n’ Curly: Edinburgh Fringe 2018 interview


Short ‘n’ Curly are a fun, silly sketch group who make life feel good. And one of them has a defibrillator in their chest.

Hello. How are you today?

Short: Trying to stay calm amongst the endless admin mounting up

Curly: I feel good thanks. I’m palming off all my admin to others.

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

Short: Still pretty on theme. We’ve sort of used the blurb to keep us on track.

Curly: We’re either getting much better at writing shows to a theme or we’re getting much better at writing blurbs that allow us plenty of wriggle room. Whichever is more impressive.

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

Curly: We’re sharing with a lovely couple I like to call Aunty and Uncle.

Short: Yep – we are staying with family we have who live in Edinburgh. Which is a great way to keep attached to the real world and not get sucked into the Edinburgh pressure bubble.

Any shows you’re excited about seeing?

Short: We have our favourites but this year we are going to make a concerted effort to take punts on shows we know nothing about and perhaps more theatre. Stuff we wouldn’t normally see.

Curly: Ciaran Dowd and Adam Riches are doing different shows where they both play swordsmen. I’m hoping partway through the run they’ll have a duel.

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

Short: A month immersed in creativity without the everyday mundane stresses of being an adult getting in the way.

Curly: Hearing American tourists try to pronounce Edinburgh.

The Fringe’s tagline this year is ‘Into The Unknown’. What do people not know about you?

Short: I think they’ve probably worked out by now that we’re a married couple. I have a newly discovered heart condition and have a defibrillator in my chest.

Curly: She’s basically part robot

Short: Yeah, if my heart rate goes into a crazy rhythm I get shocked. Which adds an element of danger to our show.

Curly: Say that in binary?

Short: No

I’m bored of all the podcasts I currently subscribe to. Can you recommend me a good one please?

Short: Try I am Anna Mann and Jess Fostekew’s Hoovering.

Curly: I adore Hello From The Magic Tavern, we both also play some reoccurring characters in the award winning Best In Galaxy – maybe try that?

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

Check out our promo video we made for Edinburgh:

Short N Curly: Young at Start
Pleasance Courtyard
Aug 1-27, 4.30pm

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