Monday, 25 June 2012
Three Weeks Edinburgh Quick Quiz
Three Weeks Quick Quiz
The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre have become Fringe legends since their debut in 2007, and now they are returning with not one but two shows a day - a Socky Horror Show every night, and for the first time a kid-friendly hour in the mornings. How will they surive, we asked them in the ThreeWeeks Quick Quiz.
TW: Tell us about your 2012 show in no more than 60 words.
SFSPT: That's not fair, we have two shows a day so that's only 30 words each. And we've just used twenty of them. Dammit, twenty-one. Twenty-two. Okay, this isn't going well, quick, think. (Thirty) I know it's thirty! Shut up! (Thirty-six) That is not helping, idiot! (Forty) Er, double act..uh... Socks...um, help, funny (Fifty) That bloody does it! Come here you little
TW: Tell us about another show or performer you’re looking forward to seeing this year.
SFSPT: Morgan & West the Time-Travelling Magicians went to Adelaide with us earlier this year and they're excellent. And time-travellers, so they'll probably manage the two shows a day thing better than us.
TW: How will you be preparing for the Fringe this year?
SFSPT:Practising not using sweary-words ready for our first ever family-friendly show which we'll be doing in the mornings. We then have to remember all the sweary words again for the show at night. Don't swear in front of 7 year olds, do swear in front of drunks, that's easy to remember. Surely nothing can go wrong.
TW: What advice would you have for someone coming to the Fringe for the first time?
SFSPT:Come in 1984, it's way quieter. The time-travelling magicians told us that.
TW: If your show was an Olympic sport, what would it be and why?
SFSPT:We actually entered the Poetry Olympics once. We were in the Synchronised Not Waving But Drowning. B'doom-tish. We're on all month, try the fish.
Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre – Boo Lingerie! Gilded Balloon Teviot, 1-26 Aug, 10.40pm.
Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre – Chunky Woollen Nits, Gilded Balloon Teviot, 2-26 Aug (Thurs-Sun), 11am.