Monday, 23 November 2015

You Say Potato - from 2001's Edinburgh show



Here's a treat from the archives for you, online in its entirety for the first time, it's You Say Potato, as performed in The Sitcom Trials debut Edinburgh Fringe show, at the Gilded Balloon in 2001.

The venue is now Cabaret Voltaire, on Blair Street, which was then used as one of the Gilded Balloon's performance spaces, their base being Cowgate. The following year those offices burnt down and the GB moved to its present base in Teviot, Bristo Square.

This particular sitcom was written by and starred Miranda Hart, with her Orange Girls double act partner Charity Trimm, Dan Clegg and Gerard Foster. The other two sitcoms in competition were The Client by Harris & Blakewill (which went on to appear in the Sitcom Trials TV series), and Kiss Me Son Of God by Jonathan Kirby (aka me), which is now available as a Kindle script book.



UPDATE:Bruce Dessau has picked up on this and run it on his Beyond The Joke blog, for which many thanks. Sadly that probably means it'll come to Miranda's attention and she'll ask me to take it down, so enjoy it while you can.

PPS: He ends his piece with the line "The Sitcom Trials returns to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2015". Which was nice to read, and certainly happened and no mistake. Read all about The Sitcom Trials' biggest season for years on this blog, maybe starting here.
The Sitcom Trials returns to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2015. - See more at: http://www.beyondthejoke.co.uk/content/1327/news-early-miranda-hart-comedy-discovered#sthash.QQ1Ykfsz.dpuf
The Sitcom Trials returns to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2015. - See more at: http://www.beyondthejoke.co.uk/content/1327/news-early-miranda-hart-comedy-discovered#sthash.QQ1Ykfsz.dpuf

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