Two provincial louts perform grotty comedy sketches. There’s something wrong with their venue though: it keeps trying to kill them. Moon are back with new Fringe show, We Cannot Get Out, and spoke with The Fountain about the premise behind the show.
TF: You are performing at the Edinburgh Fringe this year, how excited are you?
A mix of excited and clammy. It’s a real slog, but we’re enjoying this new show and can’t wait to appal the world with it.
TF: Your show certainly sounds intriguing, what is the premise?
In a line, it’s about two idiots trying to do their act while their venue tries to destroy them.
TF: And what drove the project, where do your influences lie?
It’s based on our experiences last year, when it seemed like venues would never run out of ways to malfunction in some way: projectors, microphones, lights all conspiring against us as if the room was out to get us. So this show is about a room-from-hell, basically. We love Jordan Brookes’ shows, and he’s usually trying to dive into his psyche and experiences and make comedy out of it, so this is our go of that I think.
TF: What are your plans for the Fringe, having been before are there any tips or musts you would offer to first-time performers?
We’re going to do all the usual things I suppose flyer for horribly long hours, worry about sales, and spent half the time refreshing the webpage for reviewing publications. My advice to first-time performers is to not do any of those things. Play some sport. Go and explore Edinburgh’s lovely churches.
TF: And what are your future plans, beyond the Fringe?
The stupidly high bar I set for myself is The Beatles – no album (no song, to be honest) sounds the same. So we’ll probably keep trying to do something new rather than sticking to the formula. Or a rooftop concert and an acrimonious breakup.
You can see Moon: We Cannot Get Out at Pleasance Below from 31st July-25th August at 9:30pm. For tickets, please visit www.edfringe.com