“Incredibly it IS my first time appearing at Edinburgh – I know it very well outside of the Fringe as my dad was from Fife and my mother from Melrose, so it’s been part of my whole life, just not as a performer.”
WHO: Arabella Weir, Writer/ Performer
WHAT: “The mother of all confessional shows from the bestselling author and star of The Fast Show and Two Doors Down. Does My Mum Loom Big In This? is for everyone who’s had a mother or been a mother, featuring hair-raising hilarious true stories from Arabella’s dysfunctional childhood, her perilous career and her life as a single working mother. Devastatingly funny, excruciatingly honest and definitely embarrassing for all of Arabella’s relatives, not to mention herself, this is a helter-skelter tour of appalling – and appallingly funny – maternal behaviour.”
WHERE: Assembly George Square Studios – Two (Venue 17)
WHEN: 16:00 (60 min)
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Is this your first time to Edinburgh?
Incredibly it IS my first time appearing at Edinburgh – I know it very well outside of the Fringe as my dad was from Fife and my mother from Melrose, so it’s been part of my whole life, just not as a performer. I am super excited and super nervous in equal measure about appearing at the Fringe.
What’s the biggest thing to have happened to you since Festivals ’18?
I did a fourth series of Two Doors Down for BBC2 which I love doing.
Tell us about your show.
Jon Canter and I wrote the show together. We wrote the spoof cookery show Posh Nosh for BBC2 starring Richard E Grant and me and always write well together. We ‘get’ each other and are old friends too so it’s always very good fun writing together. Berk’s Nest are producing it – they are a wonderful, fairly new, young, exciting bunch of producers and have been brilliant to work with, I really feel like they’ve got my back, as it were. The show has done try-outs at the Hen and Chickens, the Vaulty Towers and the Bill Murray comedy clubs in London, the Cornbury Festival in Oxfordshire and slightly oddly the Frinton Tennis Club in Frinton-on-Sea! I’ll be touring the show early next year all over the UK the Fringe ’19.
What should your audience see at the festivals after they’ve seen your show?
Kieran Hodgson’s shows without fail – he is a genius and fantastically funny. Never miss a show by Lucy Porter or Tiffany Stevenson.
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