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Ada Campe: Edinburgh Fringe 2018 interview

ada campe

Hello. How are you today?

Hi. Not too shabby, thanks for asking.

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

It’s surprisingly accurate – and hopefully provides an enticing glimpse for those who haven’t seen the show, and also a knowing chuckle for those who have.

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

Two marvellous women! My main needs are Wi-Fi, an espresso machine, a washing machine and a quiet corner in which the Psychic Duck can recuperate between shows. We will help each other survive the month by being considerate in the timing of bathroom usage, keeping the fridge well stocked with booze, and doing some late night cackling… if last year is anything to go by.

Any shows you’re excited about seeing?

I’ll be hotfooting it to Mat Ricardo’s show to see what new skills he has acquired in Mat Ricardo vs the World, and indulging in some Singalong Sitcom Quiz fun with Mary Bourke and Simon Clayton for sure. Magic-wise – Dave Alnwick, Piff the Magic Dragon, Chris Cook and Jerry Sadowitz are on the list. Comedy-wise – Athena Kugblenu, Zoe Lyons, Charmian Hughes, Grainne Maguire and Kate Smurthwaite are going to be great!

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

Seeing chums, encouraging chums, and making new chums.

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

I’ve seen the inside of a great many magical boxes, and consequently had splinters in unexpected places.

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

After a series of unsatisfactory and fleeting sexual encounters, I met a brass band conductor who awakened a latent beast within me. Buy me a glass of fizz, wink twice, say ‘embouchure’… and I’ll tell you all about it.

Ada Campe and the Psychic Duck
The Stand’s New Town Theatre
2-26 Aug, 2.50pm

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