Show: Lucinda Spragg: An Evening With Venue: Underbelly, Bristo Square (The Dairy Room) Time: 9.20pm Dates: 3rd - 29th August (not 15th) Photographer: Jaiwana Monaghan Links: Instagram Twitter Website Tickets
Tell me about your 2022 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show.
With relish. I’m in Edinburgh as a stop on my book tour. It’s a new book, my latest book, and the book is called:
Jabbie Dodgers: seeking the truth, fighting for decency, defying the liberal Vax Pushers.
I strongly resisted stopping off at this creepy liberal love-in of a festival, but my promoters have me by the small prints. I’d rather not do it. It brings about a frisson of revulsion in me when I think about it. This will not be the be all and end all, this is just a segment of what I’m doing. The Fringe is a stop-off, it’s not the whole thing. I don’t like it, is what I’m trying to say.
An evening with me will consist of readings from my groundbreaking text, my ode to our long forgotten British Freedoms. There will be songs, anecdotes about my life as a mover and shaker, and poetry. I know poetry in a fringe theatre seems a bit bloody communist, but some of the great poets were reactionaries. Just like yours truly. There’s also a surprise element in the show, but I’d rather eat my own fingers than give that away for free on the internet.
Tell me about your previous Edinburgh experiences.
I’ve been to the Edinburgh Fringe once before. To my shame, I dated a man in my university days who was studying Anthropology. He considered the festival to be of some kind of cultural significance and insisted on showing it to me. He took me to a Stewart Lee show and I couldn’t understand what everyone was laughing about. Then I went to the Royal Mile and a troop of youths trying to sell their improvised musical made up a song about the chunky necklace I was wearing. Needless to say, I smacked one of them clean in the mouth. That was enough. Got the train back to London the next morning.
My expectation this time is that I will be cancelled mid-month and chased out of town by Phoebe Waller-Bridge on horseback.
Who inspires you?
Other than the hard-working normal families of our nation? Clint Eastwood. The Pope. Gillian McKeith. You’ve got all bases covered there. Culture, morality, eating yourself sexy.
How hard was it to get back on stage after the pandemic lockdown?
Back? I never left the stage, I simply metamorphosed into my virtual form. I was constantly uploading videos with new information about the so called covid ‘vaccines’. I was tireless. I was so tireless that I amplified all relevant news, verified or no, so high were my levels of dedication. I remained ever present for the good of the British people. Now, thankfully, we’re back to seeing each other in person and getting plastered together.
Is it true that Nigel Farage once said you had, “a beautiful neck, a clavicle made for television”?
I couldn’t possibly comment…