“People can expect a lot of props this year,” says Rose from all-female sketch group Lady Garden. “We don’t have a backstage area, so they’ll be confronted by them as they enter the auditorium – and enter the world of Lady Garden.”
“It’s twisted and fun,” she continues. “There’s no concept or theme to the show, but it’s a bit more interesting than previous years – more use of music, costume and sets.”
“We’ve also had feedback that people would like to see more interaction between the ‘real’ us onstage, so there’s a bit of that too.”
This is Lady Garden’s 4th Fringe, since forming when they met at a Manchester University comedy night and first had the idea of coming to Edinburgh.
Since their debut appearance, they’ve built up a large body of fans and received great reviews for their clever and inventive comedy.
“Edinburgh’s such a treat,” says Rose. “The comedy circuit can often be an isolating place, but at the Fringe you’re surrounded by all your peers.”
“We always come up with an open mind. There’s nothing massive riding on it this year – we’re basically looking forward to performing in front of a new audience every night for a month.”
“Though I’ll have to buy a new watermelon every month or so.”
Lady Garden are at the Pleasance Courtyard from 3-29 Aug (not 16) at 18:00. More details are on the Fringe website.