It’s that time of year when we launch our annual series of Fringe preview Q & A’s. Here, Rebecca Humphries talks about her show Prom Kween.
In one sentence tell us about your show.
A comedy musical extravaganza with added sequins.
What made you decide to bring a show this year?
Truthfully? Last year when I visited the Fringe I was both inspired by those getting off their arse and putting on their own work, and miffed by the lack of really brilliant musicals.
Any advice you’ve heard or can give to anyone coming to the Fringe for the first time?
Feel the fear – and do it anyway.
What makes your show stand out from all the others on offer? (Don’t say that it’s because you’re in it!)
Our producer is amazing (she did Margaret Thatcher: Queen of Soho and last year’s smash How to Win Against History), our composer is amazing (she & I won the musical comedy award in 2015 and she is currently a musician on An American in Paris in the West End) and our cast are outstandingly talented (as a collective we have worked for the National Theatre, RSC, Royal Court, Old Vic, Donmar Warehouse, Almeida, BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Comedy Central, as well as selling out various Fringes as individual performers).
What show, other than your own, do you not want to miss?
I really want to see Jon Brittain’s Super Happy Story about feeling super sad. Because he’s clever and good.
Finally, the boring but essential bit…
Name of Show: Prom Kween
Venue: Underbelly Cowgate (Belly Dancer)
Dates: 3 August – 27 August 2017 (not 14)