Neontopia: My Edinburgh
29th Jul 2016
We spoke to Neontopia, the company behind A Good Clean Heart, which you can see at Underbelly Cowgate's Belly Button from 4 - 28 August (not 8, 15, 22).
Have you performed at the Fringe before?
Well, we visited last year (call it a recce), it was whilst we were there we decided to form our company, and this is our FIRST TIME performing at the Fringe. Bring it on.
Where’s your favourite spot in Edinburgh?
Err, there's nothing outside of Cowgate, right? Well okay... We had a lovely little sit down at Grassmarket last year - it's definitely somewhere I want to go back to and soak up the atmosphere.
What will you be packing in your suitcase for the Fringe?
Neon joy. So much neon joy. Probably in the form of t-shirts & nail varnish.
And new super-duper iPhone battery (and charger) which will allow us to tweet and retweet all the livelong day.
Do you know who Greyfriars Bobby is?
Is he better than Bobby Davro?
Oh... Yes, yes he is.
What’s the best show you’ve ever seen at the Fringe?
Transscripts at the Pleasance Courtyard last year was an incredibly touching and brilliant account of trans people's experiences. It was gorgeous... But we HAVE to give special mention to Stef Smith's Swallow at the Traverse.
What’s the best piece of advice you’d give (or have been given) about the Fringe?
Have a Producer do the producing so that you can focus fully on the creative side... We are subsequently fully immersed in producing our own show, and as Caitlyn Jenner once famously said... "It's tough but it's good."
To ceilidh or not to ceilidh?
There is never ceilidh. There is only twmpath*.
*actually we like to respect and enjoy whichever culture we visit and/or meet, so luckily our Welsh twmpath skills are transferrable skills, ideal for ceilidh.
What can audiences expect from your show?
A 60-minute rollercoaster ride of laughs and awesomeness in TWO languages. You'll leave understanding Welsh - on so many levels!
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