We chat to Tatty Macleod about all things Edinburgh Fringe as she prepares to take her show Tatty Macleod: Fugue up North!
Hey Tatty – here’s your chance to give an elevator pitch, can you give us a brief synopsis?
It’s my hot take on the difference between the French and the English as someone who has lived half her life in France and half her life in the UK
What inspired Tatty Macleod: Fugue?
Just noticing the different ways in which my British friends versus my French friends hosted parties!
What is the best and worst parts of performing at the fringe?
This is going to be my 6th year at the fringe but my first hour of stand up. The best part of the fringe is the daily trip to the mac and cheese stand in George Square. The worst part is having to buy a whole new wardrobe due to aforementioned mac and cheese.
What are the main themes within the production, and what can audiences expect?
Tips on how to date a Frenchman (don’t) and where to go in Paris (don’t go)
Finally, with so many shows at the Edinburgh Fringe why should people book a ticket to this one?
Because we will finally get to the bottom of “où est la bibliothèque?”
ABOUT THE SHOW
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- A WOMAN WALKS INTO A BANK – REVIEW – THEATRE503The title of this winner of Theatre 503’s 2023 International Playwriting Award by Roxy Cook may seem like the set-up to a joke, but the narrative that unspools is instead an affectionate, gently barbed and at base quite sobering portrait of three ordinary souls (and one restless feline) adrift in modern Moscow. There is much … More A WOMAN WALKS INTO A BANK – REVIEW – THEATRE503
- PETER PAN GOES WRONG – REVIEW – LYRIC THEATREPeter Pan Goes Wrong first premiered in London at the Pleasance Theatre in 2013, and earlier this year the show made its Broadway debut. Now the production is back in the West End for the Christmas season. Following on from The Play That Goes Wrong, in this production, J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan is staged by … More PETER PAN GOES WRONG – REVIEW – LYRIC THEATRE
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- CINDERELLA – REVIEW – LYRIC HAMMERSMITHDrum roll please…(Cue a literal drum rolling across the stage.) The Lyric pantomime is one of traditions with the return of many well-loved jokes and skits. Costumes and sets are all made at the Lyric itself by Good Teeth, with set pieces being reused year on year. This year Cinderella gets the Hammersmith makeover, with … More CINDERELLA – REVIEW – LYRIC HAMMERSMITH