FRINGE PREVIEW – Molly Naylor: Whenever I Get Blown Up I Think Of You (The Zoo)

6th-30th August (not 17th or 24th)
The Zoo, 1.55-2.55pm

Molly Naylor - Whenever I Get Blown Up I Think Of You

Molly Naylor - Whenever I Get Blown Up I Think Of You

When young poet and comedian Molly Naylor moved to London, she was full of hopes and dreams of how much fun and excitement she would have in the big city.

The reality was a little more stark. As well as the thankless jobs and neverending parties, she found herself on the underground train that was targeted by the 7/7 bombings.

Whenever I Get Blown Up I Think Of You
is Molly’s personal and poetic recollection of this time: a period of her life when her naive hopes and dreams were literally ripped apart.

We asked Molly a few questions about the show and her plans for Edinburgh.

Tell us a little bit about your show – where’s it happening, what’s it about, why should people come to see it?

My show is called Whenever I Get Blown Up I Think Of You. It’s a quirky, darkly comic coming-of-age story with a twist.

It’s on at The Zoo (the Aviary) at 13.55 every day (except 17th and 24th).

How will you be promoting your show?

Loudly.

What are you expecting from the Fringe?

I’ve been told to expect many horrific things, like abject poverty, alcoholism and a nervous breakdown. I’m very excited.

And what are you hoping for?

I want to become a fearless performer, as well as meet some lovely people and have an ace time.

If money was no object, what publicity stunt would you do to promote your show?

It would involve many hot air balloons.

Who else are you planning or hoping to see?

Ross Sutherland is top of my list.

What do you have planned for after the Fringe?

I’m working on a sitcom that’s taking a back seat at the moment. I plan to finish that as well as hopefully tour this show.

Sum up your show in three words for us:

‘Funny, sad and lyrical’. (Jonathan Coe)

You can buy tickets for Molly’s show on the Fringe website.

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