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Tracy: My Edinburgh

7th Jul 2016

Stealing her away from the cut-throat world of supermarket promotions, we spoke with the formidable Tracy about her show in Edinburgh this year, and what we can expect from both her, and the local supermarkets. See Tracy in Tracy at Buttercup in Underbelly's Med Quad, 3 - 29 August (not 20).

Have you performed at the Fringe before?
Yes, I am not a stranger to the Mile that is Royal. I work in the ruthless supermarket industry so I often find myself in Edinburgh inspecting the local Pryce supermarket. That is where I will be residing for the month of August - I am running a people management workshop, slash comedy play, instructing the bone idle and clueless on how to manage a team and boss the retail world. 

Where’s your favourite spot in Edinburgh?
Pryce, the local supermarket. It has everything a theatre festival goer could want. This year the seasonal aisle will feature bum pads for those smaller venues that are 'intimate' but not necessarily cosy. 

What will you be packing in your suitcase for the Fringe?
Personally, I will be taking my purple neon Nikes which will see me through the Marathon that is flyering. Pryce has refused to subsidise the marketing cost of my people management workshop, slash comedy play, and so I am having to flyer myself. The general public have no idea how fortunate they are.

Do you know who Greyfriars Bobby is?
No but I have just googled him and I respect dogs. I will pay him a visit amidst my busy schedule. 

What’s the best show you’ve ever seen at the Fringe?
I saw Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Fleabag a few years ago and was blown away by the power of her. Although I have colleagues who aid me on stage in my workshop, she inspired me to be a more independent woman and indeed, Sales Team Leader. Thank you Phoebe. 

What’s the best piece of advice you’d give (or have been given) about the Fringe?
I am constantly being asked to help others and of course, I do, graciously and with quiet confidence but if there was one golden nugget I had to share, it would be: early to bed, early to rise makes and man healthy, wealthy and wise. Except I'd change it to woman.

To ceilidh or not to ceilidh?
Providing no one touches me inappropriately, ceilidh.

What can audiences expect from your show?
Wisdom. Inspiration. An epiphany.

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