We chat to Leila Navabi about all things Edinburgh Fringe as they prepare to take their show Leila Navabi: Composition up North!

Hey Leila, here’s your chance to give an elevator pitch, can you give us a brief synopsis of your show?

Leila Navabi: Composition is an audacious punk musical comedy hour about the monopolisation of minority identity for social gain!

What attracted or inspired you to create this show?

I tend to write a lot of songs, like maybe one a week, just for therapeutic reasons and they suddenly all started to become at least a tiny bit linked to what has now become the theme of the show. Some ridiculous life stories I have also slotted in nicely and now there’s a show!

Have you performed at the fringe before? If it’s your first time, what are you most excited for?

I’ve not performed at the fringe before, I’m a debutante, babeh! I’m excited to eat as many potato scones as physics will allow. They are the Crown Jewels of Scotland (official).

What are the main themes within the show, and what can audiences expect?

It’s gay, it’s brown, it’ll turn your frown upside down.

Finally, with so many shows at the Edinburgh Fringe why should people book a ticket to this one?

Coz it’s like a Camden rock gig in 2009 and other vibes just can’t compare.


Leila Navabi: Composition is on at the Pleasance Courtyard from the 2nd – 27th August – info here.

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