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DarkChat - Reviewing the Edinburgh Fringe since 2008



A selection of interviews conducted during the 2013 Fringe.



Since we 1st saw Wit-Tank in 2010 they have been perennials in the coveted DARKCHAT spreadsheet, winning Best Comedy Show in 2011, with Mark Cooper-Jones, solo show " Geography Teacher" grabbing the award for Best Free Show of 2012.


Will they re-gain their crown in 2013? We shall be there on Monday 5th August to find out so watch out for the review.


Despite working their little cotton socks to hone "The School" for our delectation Naz gave us a few moments for this interview.


Rosie Wilby is a comedian, writer, musician and broadcaster but for her 2013 Edinburgh show she has chosen to explore our attitudes to sex and relationships in her new show "Is Monogamy Dead?"


She took time out from her Edinburgh preparations to answer a few questions for us here.

Darkchat have acquired various favourites over the years. Jeff Achtem (Mr Bunk) has become one of our must see performers, winning the Best Entertainment award for "Sticks, Stones, Broken Bones" in 2010, repeating that success last year for "Swamp Juice".


We chatted to Jeff ahead of his new Fringe show 'Slapdash Galaxy 3D'.


One of the biggest absences from a DARKCHAT spreadsheet has been a good new musical. So, on Sunday we shall be starting our day with a trip to see "Adam and Eve" the musical.


Writer and composer Ben Hales kindly let us look into his world:



Bringing a production to Edinburgh is daunting for the most experienced of groups.  


Sheepish Productions are here for the first time and writer JJ Fletcher tells us of the realities of being first-timers at the Fringe and bringing their production 'Shadows on Their Wall' to Paradise in the Vault.

We so enjoyed Vikki Stones's Edinburgh preview show in Cardiff in 2012 the DARKCHAT reviewers saw her 3 times this festival,.


"Definitely" twice (see our review on Wednesday) and " Wardens" (see our review on Tuesday). How she managed to fit in the following interview with us, goodness knows:

The Edinburgh fringe contains both experienced and new performers.


We caught up with first-time Jamie Carragher ( the writer and performer of Life Sentence) for the following interview:

One of our most looked forward to shows this year was "The Play That Goes Wrong". (Look out for our forthcoming review on Tuesday, we weren't disappointed).


The superbly funny Dave Hearn took a few moments out of entertaining the folks of Edinburgh and kindly answered some questions for us:

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