Our Manc Mini series offers short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into the offerings at the North West’s largest arts festival. Evelyn of People Zoo Productions, tells us about their show The Horse Show, which they will be performing at The King’s Arms, Salford.
How would you describe your show in one sentence?
Like the sketch show equivalent of taking some ketamine and hanging out with two friends who probably think they’re more funny than you do.
Is this your first visit to the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival, if so what interesting tales have you been told about what to expect?
This is our first time performing at the GMFringe and we’re giddy with excitement. The audiences up here are always open to trying something new and a little alternative so it’s the perfect place to debut this quirky show.
How has the show developed on the way to the Greater Manchester Fringe?
We started off at a very positive canter, then the pressures of having to make a room full of people laugh spooked us and we slowed into a hesitant trot but now we’re galloping towards the finish line.
How have you been preparing for the Greater Manchester Fringe?
I’ve gone method and I’ve been living off a diet of hay, apples, carrots and, if I feel like treating myself, I’ll have a sneaky sugar lump.
What do you think sets your show apart from all the other festival offerings?
It is the only show in this festival where all the material revolves around a solid-hoofed plant-eating domesticated equine mammal and the homosapiens that adore them.
What’s the show that you don’t want to miss at this year’s Festival (apart from your own!)?
The Sketch Men. I’ve seen them before and I’m still trying to work out where they get their stamina from.
If your show was a biscuit what type of biscuit would it be and why?
Dates and times: 15th and 16th July at 9pm until 10pm
Ticket prices: £7 (£6 concessions)
Venue: The King’s Arms, Salford
Box Office Details: www.ticketea.co.uk/tickets-the-horse-show/
Company Twitter: @TheHorseShowMcr