Monday, 13 August 2012

Socks kids interview, The Me & The Him + The List interview

The Socks in the studio for their Fresh Fringe radio interview, in a wee studio high up above the Pleasance Courtyard. Here it is online.

The Socks have done a few interviews this year, one of the sweetest being this one with young Eilidh and Mairi for the Edinburgh Fringe Podcast. Click to hear and enjoy.

In fact the Socks are proving quite a hit with the kids this year, as this piece by The Me & The Him (whose blog you should follow) attests.

The Socks have also done an interview with The List. Here. Look:

The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppets

Five things about 2012 Edinburgh show Boo Lingerie!

The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppets

1. What 5 things should everybody know about you?

‘That we are not a kids show! Except that, this year, we are also doing a kids show; that we are also doing our brand new show of songs, sketches, socks and violence at 10.40 at night; that this is our fifth year at the Fringe (that’s five hours of nonsense under our belts. If we had belts); that we’re originally from Aberdeen, though we’ve lost the accent – fit like – cos at an early age we went to … er … school; that I’m a Sock, and so is he.’

2. Give 4 reasons why people should come to see your Fringe kids show, Chunky Woollen Nits

Because it’s the first time we’ve ever done a show that 7-year-olds can watch; we’ve always said we were for grown-ups aged 12 and over, because of some sweary words and subjects that kids wouldn’t understand; we realised at this year’s Adelaide Fringe that if we took out the rude bits, we were probably even funnier; so far this family-friendly show has had three five-star reviews, our best ever!

3. What are the 3 best things about being part of the Fringe?

‘Hanging out with our fellow Socks. Comedians hang out in bars, we hang out on a big celebrity washing line; meeting people from all over the world, enticing them into our show, then watching them gape in awe and wonder, mostly because they don’t speak English; being in Edinburgh, which is like the Athens of the North, except it’s not bankrupt and there’s a lot less Taramasalata.

4. What 2 things should all good children’s shows have?

Kids in the audience. Idiots on the stage.’

5. What 1 word sums up your style?

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 622 6552, until 26 August (not 13–15, 20–22) 11am, £8.50–£9.50 (£7.50–£8.50).

The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre present not one but two new shows at the Edinburgh Fringe 2012: Boo Lingerie - A Socky Horror Show every night at 10.40pm and Chunky Woollen Nits - The Family-Friendly Hour at 11am. Tickets are now on sale, book now!

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