Fringe 2018: Q&A with TumbleDry Theatre

How would you describe your show in one sentence?

Three stories from three classic writers that showcase the eerie, the disturbing and the tragic.

Is this a new show or have you performed it elsewhere?

We’ve performed it in quite a few places – the Bread and Roses, and the White Bear in London, as well as the Horniman Museum as part of their Halloween event.

Is this your first visit to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe?


How many times have you performed at the Fringe before?

As a group, TumbleDry have been up once before, but individually, we’ve all been up too many times to count!

What’s your favourite thing about the Fringe?

That feeling when you’re walking home after a day filled with seeing amazing theatre, only to get distracted by a street performer and then spot another show you want to see in the morning – just being in a place and a time that is so full of art.

How have you been preparing for the Fringe? How has the show developed/changed since your original idea?

We’ve done the show with a few different casts, and each cast brings something new and exciting to the stories – whilst the text remains the same, the characters and the meaning behind them has changed each time. We’ve once again been going back to the original texts and to see what the cast this time round will add to the show.

What do you think sets your show apart from all the other Festival offerings?

It’s a small, intimate storytelling show that relies on the connection between the audience and the performer. There are no flashy set pieces – it’s all about you, and how you relate to the stories we’re telling.

What’s the show that you don’t want to miss at this year’s Fringe?

Will Seaward’s Spooky Midnight Ghost Stories V –  it’s nice to have some comedy in horror.

If your show was a place in Edinburgh, which place would it be and why?

The Black Mausoleum in Greyfriar’s Kirkyard – it’s a home for scary stories, old and new, some bloody, some creepy and some downright terrifying!

A Trilogy of Horrors

Thu 2 – Sun 12 Aug, 7.30pm (55mins)

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