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Holly Morgan: Edinburgh Fringe 2018 interview

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Hello. How are you today?

Very well thank you, how are you?!

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

I submitted a very rare, original copy of Madonna’s coffee table book “SEX” as my blurb, along with “The Immaculate Collection” on vinyl, so I’ve no idea who wrote this actually fairly concise and accurate summary of the show…

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

I’m sharing with my partner Tom Moores who I’m forcing to pretend to be Sigmund Freud for a month, our dear friend James Rowland who is performing his amazing one man play ‘Revelations’ at Summer Hall (and performing Tom and my marriage ceremony in September, if we survive the fact I’m making him pretend to be Freud for a month), super brilliant Matt Winning and fellow Fight in the Dog stablemate Jordan Brooks. I will help them survive the Fringe by warming up off site.

Any shows you’re excited about seeing?

I can’t wait to see all my flat mates’ shows. I’m giddy for Anna Mann’s Cheese and Sex Party later in the month.

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

WINGS. That fucking amazing Wings place! I might do a ghost tour again too because they are ACE.

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

People probably don’t know that my dad is Keith Richards but that’s probably because it’s not true.

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

Ok, I chickened out of this on the last one because I’m cripplingly aware of the fact that sexy young feminists don’t listen to The Archers but FUCK IT I listen to The Archers and I love it. An everyday story of country life just really keeps me in touch with my North London roots. I’d also recommend Las Culturistas, Jonathon Van Ness from Queer Eye’s Getting Curious, Case File for earnest Aussie truecrime and John Robins and Elis James.

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

I am watching a man empty packets of different types of crisps, snack meats and skittles into a Sainsbury’s carrier bag. He has basically made his own massive, salty, meaty pick n mix and I think he might be an icon for our generation. He should probably be running the country right now.

Holly Morgan: Madonna or Whore
Assembly Roxy
1-26 Aug, 7.35pm

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