Edinburgh Preview: Laughing Mirror on Guy Fawkes It Up / by Declan Maloney Drummond

What's your show about?

‘Guy Fawkes it Up’ is a farcical explanation of the events of the Gunpowder Plot and it’s ill fated end. It explores what ‘really’ went wrong under the Houses of Parliament in 1605 and how the King and his entourage managed to catch Guy Fawkes red handed and leave his plans hung, drawn and quartered. With 6 actors playing around 30 different characters expect a fast paced, ridiculous and explosive 50 minutes!

Have you been to Edinburgh before?

Some of the cast have performed in Edinburgh Fringe shows before, but this is the first time we will all travel together with Laughing Mirror which is something we are all very much looking forward to!

What's the process of bringing a show to Edinburgh like?

Intense but incredibly rewarding! There are so many different balls to juggle so to speak. We are always busy working, tweaking and planning. But it’s been an unbelievably fun process. The actors have been given almost total creative freedom to play with the script and it’s been incredible to see the hilarious material that they have come up with. As a result it has felt like a really inclusive rehearsal process where both the actors and the directors are really happy with what we’re developing and the journey the piece has taken.

What do you plan to do with any free time you have during the Fringe?

See as much theatre as possible! Each of us have our own personal list of shows that we can’t wait to try and catch. Between that and thinking of increasingly ridiculous ways to grab your attention on the mile, we’re all looking forward to exploring Edinburgh, some of us for the very first time.