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Edinburgh Moment: After Hours Confession

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Alison Thea-Skot, 2010 Funny Women finalist, gives life to a whole collection of characters in her Fringe show The Human Tuning Fork. Bringing five women and one fugitive to the stage, Thea-Skot confesses that things get a little out of hand occasionally.

My show is a surreal, tinnitus-ridden, fast paced character comedy and I’ll confess it now, sometimes I can’t control my vocal chords. When dressed as my character Tiff Mason, a chiffon-wearing, opera singing vocal coach with a voice to break all records (and an attitude to match) I once sang at a man until he was sat in a seat in the audience. I herded him like a sheepdog. A musically aggressive, but welcoming sheepdog.

I have a habit of losing things whilst on stage; shoes, props...but especially contact lenses. When it's lights up my eyeballs have a mind of their own. Nothing like telling your audience you are half blind after ejecting a contact lense on to the front row. Chris Bennion (co-writer) and I came up with a delicious prop which has been shipped all the way from China, it’s purposefully so big I can’t miss it, even when visually impaired and it’s worth coming to the show just for that.

So if you’ve ever wondered what it might be like to see Britain’s Number One Human, Canine and Marine Vocal Coach break the law, put it back together again and get caught in a hostage situation it’s time to witness a whole lot of Thea-Skot!

Alison Thea-Skot will perform her show The Human Tuning Fork at Just The Tonic at The Caves from 4 - 28 August (excl 17) at 12.00.


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