4-30 August (not 18)
1245-1345, Pleasance Courtyard
When she found a shoebox containing her French grandmother’s old letters, Caroline Horton was able to piece together a fascinating and touching tale of wartime romance and resilience in the face of overwhelming odds.
Now, this Stage-nominated actress brings her first solo show – You’re Not Like The Other Girls Chrissy – to the Fringe, based on her grandmother’s experiences and love affair with a mild-mannered and tongue-tied English teacher against the backdrop of Resistance-era France.
Caroline took some time out of show preparations to answer a few questions about the show and Edinburgh.
What do you think the best things about the Edinburgh Fringe are?
The sense of abandon that comes as money races from your purse.
Breaking personal records of how many shows can be seen in one day.
What changes have you seen – good or bad – over the years?
The growth of The Free Fringe and the appearance of Forest Fringe are brilliant.
Where are your favourite places in the city?
Arthur’s Seat – and being on the front row
What’s the strangest or funniest thing that’s happened to you at the Fringe?
Being spotted hiding from an ex behind a wheelie bin.
Describe, if you can, your ‘average’ Edinburgh Fringe day…
Up and onto the berocca and possibly lemsip; flyering at the Courtyard; performing the show; carrying a projector back to the flat; seeing a show or 2; flyering; drinks; lying down.
If money was no object, what publicity stunt would you do to promote your show?
I’d drape an enormous French flag across the castle and hire Gerard Depardieu to give a speech about how glorious the show is.
Who else are you planning or hoping to see?
Daniel Kitson; Dr Brown; Marcel Mohab; Hamlet The Musical; Hoipolloi; Slip of Steel; The Magicians…….
What do you have planned after the Fringe?
A rest and then I hope to tour ‘You’re Not Like The Other Girls Chrissy’ in the Spring…
I am also developing my new show – Mess – which involves a giant duvet.
Sum up your show in three words for us:
Eccentric love WW2
You can order tickets for Caroline’s show on the Fringe website