Prepare yourself for an hour of dazzling Weltschmerz, satirical verse and anarchic wit with the 2006 World Slam Champion, BBC Radio 4 regular and Royal Mile advert, Elvis McGonagall as he bellows into the void of our post-truth world, at this year’s Fringe.
Elvis spoke with The Fountain about his rigorous regime for Edinburgh in August and what we can expect form his show.
TF: You are performing at the Edinburgh Fringe this year, how exciting, what can we expect?
An emotional rollercoaster of thrills and spills and award-winning, all-singing, all-dancing pyrotechnics. However, you should be aware that these expectations may lead to crushing disappointment.
TF: Full Tartan Jacket sounds quite the outfit for the Fringe, what is the premise?
It does what it says on the tin. Thanks to the fine tailoring of Mr Poon Kee of Hong Kong I will be sartorially equipped and armed to take on the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune.
TF: And what drove the project, where did your influences lie?
The project was driven by a Nissan Micra in raspberry bronze. My influences did not lie. They merely mis-spoke.
TF: What are your plans for the Fringe, have you been before?
This is my third visit and thus I have an established daily routine: malt whisky at Kay’s Bar, dinner at The Dogs, sunbathing in Leith, this rigorous regime has obviously helped ensure I am not a household name.
TF: And what are your future plans beyond Full Tartan Jacket?
My plans are strictly hush, hush, but I can reveal that they involve world domination, sling backs and dry martinis.
Elvis McGonagall: Full Tartan Jacket, French Quarter – Voodoo Rooms, 12:20pm, Sat 4th August – Sun 26th August (not Tues 14th August)