During an odd and turbulent time in recent history Will Duggan found himself questioning every poor decision he has ever made (namely everything he has ever said or done). He decided to talk this through with his four oldest friends and try to figure out what happened to the icon that he was destined to be, but ultimately failed in becoming. No problem thus far, however Will and his best friends haven’t spoken for 25 years. And also they are entirely fictional. Will is back in Edinburgh with new show, Class Two, and spoke with The Fountain about the show in more depth.
TF: You are performing at the Edinburgh Fringe this year, how excited are you?
I’m very excited for this year’s Fringe. I had last year off so I’m itchy to get back to it this year.
TF: Class Two certainly sounds intriguing, what is the premise?
The show this year is about whether the child version of me would be happy with the man that he grew into. Deep stuff. Loads of laughs though. Boy oh boy, are there laughs? Yes, there are.
TF: And what drove the project, where did your influences lie?
I spent 2017 and the first half of 2018 feeling very sorry for myself. Terrible time. But, just as distance divided by time equals speed, tragedy plus time equals comedy. Delightful.
TF: What are your plans for the Fringe, having been before are there any tips or musts you would offer to first-time performers?
I think it’s really important to remember that the Fringe is meant to be fun. Enjoy yourself, have a drink, but not too much. Have some late nights and lay in a few times. And for the love of Christ eat some vegetables.
TF: And what are your future plans beyond performing Class Two at the Fringe?
Who knows about the future honestly? I have plans and goals, but for now, trite as it sounds, I’m just enjoying my life as it comes.
You can see Will Duggan: Class Two at Pleasance Courtyard until 26th August at 15:15. For tickets, go to https://tickets.edfringe.com/