Six reasons that Trodd En Bratt think you should come see their show this weekend
Andrew Mickel6 August 2013
Sod the Fringe brochure: the two Showstoppers have some radio show try-outs this weekend...
Trodd en Bratt - which Google Translate tells us is Swedish for ‘believed a Bratt’ - are going to be recording a new series of their Radio 4 show this October, and they’re going to be doing a couple of try-outs this weekend at Edinburgh's Jekyll & Hyde (that’s the 10th and 11th August at 8pm).
Ruth (that’s Bratt) Lucy (that’s Trodd) told us six reasons why you will want to be going to see it.
Ruth: It will never happen again. It’s a one-off.
Lucy: Well, it’s a two-off.
Lucy: It’s free, and we won’t be asking for any money.
Ruth: Apart from maybe some money for our technician, who’s doing it as a favour.
Lucy: It’ll be script-in-hand, as we’re using this to prepare for the radio show, which we’re recording in October.
Ruth: There’s no costumes, so it’ll just be us. You will get we are different characters from our sheer talent.
Lucy: From the spectrum of our acting. And our volume.
Ruth: And our acting.
Lucy: If the sheer talent doesn’t work, we’ll just describe them.
Ruth: There are two men in our show as well...
Lucy: ...who we happen to be in relationships with.
Ruth: They’re Showstoppers too. Although the boys don’t have a huge amount to do.
Lucy: I’m quite happy about that actually.
Lucy: It’s based on our Edinburgh show from last year, with lots of us chatting in our stage personas as ourselves. Ruth is from the comedy world and I’m from the serious acting world, so what happens when those worlds collide and shake hands with each other?
Ruth: It’s silly and absurd and not to be taken at all seriously.
Lucy: Some people say, but it doesn’t make sense!
Ruth: And people often say, I think this sketch meant this, and we just say...yup, if you want. Mostly our sketches come from us putting on wigs and seeing what happens.
Lucy: Don’t come if you’re tired.
Ruth: They’ll be metaphorical wigs now, but they’ll be real in October.
Ruth: There are new songs. One is called Well Done You, and there’s Mighty Wind. Duncan, the musical director of Showstoppers who plays the piano, we wrote the songs together and he’s recorded the backing tracks. They’re not funny songs; the things around them are funny but the songs aren’t.
Lucy: They’re deadly serious.
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