With over 3000 shows at the world’s biggest arts festival, here at The ReviewsHub,we want to make the job of choosing your Edinburgh Festival Fringe shows that little bit easier. So here’s Ellis (GE) and Rose (RR) answering our annual Five Fast Fringe Questions.
In one sentence tell us about your show.
RR: A comedy double-act try to prove that the double-act dynamic is still relevant in today’s comedy climate, while their double-act falls apart.
GE: I had to learn some lines and I will say them on a stage in a place that is normally a nightclub.
What made you decide to bring a show this year?
RR: A belief that we’re great and people will love this show. Also, I’ve never climbed Arthur’s Seat, and I fully intend to think about doing it this year, then not do it again.
GE: Richard made me do it.
Any advice you’ve heard or can give to anyone coming to the Fringe for the first time?
RR: Don’t overdo it. You’ll most likely end up an exhausted wreck by the end either way, but it’s worth pacing yourself a bit every now and again. Also, never bother exchanging flyers with someone – they won’t come to your show and you won’t go to theirs. Fact.
GE: Don’t go to that flat in Leith with that woman you met in that bar.
What makes your show stand out from all of the others on offer? (Don’t say that it’s because you’re in it!)
RR: It’s big, colourful, silly, and in an early version of the script there was a great joke about semolina, but we had to cut that for time.
GE: If you’re lucky you’ll get to see the outline of my weenie when I strip down to my panties.
What show, other than your own, do you not want to miss?
RR: Hell to Play, Michael Brunstrom, Max &Ivan, Phil Kay, Bob Slayer, Loose Brie, Lewis Schaffer, and a bunch of others.
GE: Richard doesn’t let me go to see other shows. He says they taint my artistic view.
Name of the show: Ellis &Rose –Obsolete
Venue: Cabaret Voltaire, Blair St
Dates: 5 – 27 (not 8, 15, 22)