“In a former life I was a landscape architect, so actually worked on Quartermile quite a bit.”
WHO: Robyn Perkins, Performer
WHAT: “Everyone makes bad decisions, right? But let’s be honest, bad decisions make you who you are. In this brilliant new stand-up show, comedian Robyn Perkins (English Comedian of the Year finalist) uses a series of hilarious personal anecdotes, family stories and even some neuroscience to come up with a well thought out decision for one random audience member. Don’t miss this delightfully funny show about why we make the decisions we do, and whether we can decide to be happy. ‘A golden performer whose charisma alone on stage is refreshing.’ **** (VoiceMag.uk). **** (ThreeWeeks).”
WHERE: Underbelly, Bristo Square – Daisy (Venue 302)
WHEN: 17:50 (60 min)
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Is this your first time to Edinburgh?
I have been performing at the Fringe since my first visit in 2012. Additionally, in a former life I was a landscape architect, so actually worked on Quartermile quite a bit and have been since 2009. Finally, my former water polo coach is in Edinburgh, so I have been up for many random reasons. I love the city!
What’s the biggest thing to have happened to you since Festivals ’17?
I had major ankle reconstruction surgery, which means I now have several screws in my left leg. It’s not the most glamorous, but being part robot isn’t all bad. More interestingly, in January I had coffee with a neuroscientist (Gabija Toleikyte). We discussed how our brains make decisions, what influences them, and why I am so indecisive. This has been crucial in developing the show.
Tell us about your show.
The show is called 10,000 Decisions. In short, it is about why we make the decisions we do; if you are indecisive, this is the show for you. The show is a fun mix of relate-able personal stories, neuroscience, an improvised lie decision, and a surprise ending. I have been working on the show since 2017. John Gordillo has been directing the show, starting right after the 2017 Fringe. I have been previewing the show at a lot of the smaller Fringes around the UK, but it is premiering officially at the Edinburgh Fringe, 2018.
What should your audience see at the festivals after they’ve seen your show?
Ian Smith has in incredible and fun idea for a show. Sindhu Vee is a really great storyteller and breakthough act. Richard Wright is doing a show called Virgin, which is really interesting. And Jim Cambell is a great act doing his first hour. I am excited to see it. Darren Harriott is incredible and I am very much looking forward to his second hour. After that, John Hastings, Jarred Christmas, Ivo Graham, Ed Gamble and Tom Stade are all amazing stand-ups that you cannot go wrong with.
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