Next up in our annual series of Fringe preview Q & A’s it’s the turn of new musical Buzz.
In one sentence tell us about your show.
A single woman’s quest for sexual liberation on a musical journey through the history of the vibrator.
What made you decide to bring a show this year?
We’ve had such a fantastic year touring Buzz around the UK it seemed natural to bring it back to the Fringe. We love Edinburgh audiences and can’t wait to return.
Any advice you’ve heard or can give to anyone coming to the Fringe for the first time?
Be aware of your venue limitations and make it work in your favour. Last year we were working in a wide rectangular space with no depth, we still brought a huge six flat set and that was very silly and made our lives hell. Be clever, call your venue and ask them questions, know that space inside out before you get there.
What makes your show stand out from all the others on offer? (Don’t say that it’s because you’re in it!)
A dancing clitoris, Beyoncé dance breaks, a trip through time and space and a finale made up mostly of the word c*nt? Buzz is a seven-strong, all-singing, all-dancing comedy musical tackling sexism and the British inability to talk about sex head on. We’re one of the most bold, ambitious and wild shows you’ll see this year.
What show, other than your own, do you not want to miss?
China Plate and Urielle Klein-Mekongo’s immensely powerful one woman show Yvette. We saw it in development and it totally knocked our socks off. She’s one powerful, young woman and totally one to watch.
Name of the show: Buzz: A New Musical
Venue: Pleasance Courtyard
Dates: 2 August – 28 August 2017