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Morgan & West: My Edinburgh

27th Jun 2016

Want to know what a duo of time travelling magicians pack for the Fringe? Or what their favourite spot in Edinburgh is? We spoke to Morgan and West, who gave us their top tips on surviving Fringe 2016...

Have you performed at the Fringe before?
By heckins yes we have. Every year since 2009 in actual fact! Well... That's not all. There were the dark days of student theatre in 2007 and 2008 but best not mention those in polite company...

Where’s your favourite spot in Edinburgh?
It's a close run thing between Piemaker and Northbridge. Northbridge probably wins out in the end for the views but I do like a good Tatty Dog...

What will you be packing in your suitcase for the Fringe?
Waistcoats, frock coats, top hats, morning trousers, good leather boots, moustache wax, beard combs, all the essentials.

Do you know who Greyfriars Bobby is?
Indeed we do. A lovely little dog who decided to stay in one place for 14 years. A touching tale, certainly, but we can't help but feel he should have got out a bit more.

What’s the best show you’ve ever seen at the Fringe?
Sticks Stones Broken Bones. Mr Bunk is a genius and it was one of the most touching shows we've ever seen as performers ourselves.

What’s the best piece of advice you’d give (or have been given) about the Fringe?
Decide what you want out of the Fringe. If you want to party, have an amazing time. If you want success, work hard. If you want a bit of both, don't sleep. That and remember that macaroni chese is one of your five a day.

To ceilidh or not to ceilidh?
That is the question. Well Mr Morgan lives in perpetual fear that someone might ask him to dance but even he likes a good ceilidh so to ceilidh. Most certainly.

What can audiences expect from your show?
Magic. Silliness. Fantastic facial hair. A healthy distrust of children.

You can catch Morgan and West's Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show for Kids (And Childish Grown-Ups) in Underbelly's Med Quad from 3 - 29 August (not 17) this summer! Click here for more info.

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