“I’m a psychopath,” says Tommy, one half of the brand-new comedy / variety double-act. “And Nique’s a sociopath. So I’m calm and collected.”
“And I come in all guns blazing!” says Nique.
Thee Gothic Gentlemen’s show Happy Ever After? features magic, music and slapstick based around their theme. With Tommy’s background and training in technical theatre; and Nique’s experience in circus and street performance, they feel they’re well-placed to cover a number of genres.
“We have a big musical opening, a routine between a mourning sea witch and a depressed Maid Marion” explains Tommy, “and a magic act from the Mad Hatter and the March Hare.”
“And Nick will be Skyping in on video live every night with something very special…”
Although Tommy & Nique have been performing separately for several years, this is their first visit to the Fringe – and to Edinburgh itself.
“We started Thee Gothic Gentlemen three months ago,” says Tommy. “I was planning to come up to Edinburgh anyway, and Nique was going to get involved with some of the video and technical work in the show, then I asked her if she wanted to get involved. And the rest is history.”
“We’ve not even been to Edinburgh for a visit before,” says Nique. “But we’ve got a wide range of contacts who have, and they’ve been giving us a lot of advice.”
“So we’re prepared as we can be!”
You can see if things end happily ever after for yourself at Greenside from 6-17 Aug. More details are available on the Fringe website.