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Edinburgh Festival Q&A: Crizards

By | Published on Monday 7 August 2023

CMU’s sister media ThreeWeeks is currently covering the Edinburgh Festival, the world’s biggest cultural event, which takes over the Scottish capital for three weeks with a packed programme of comedy, theatre, music, musicals, dance, cabaret, spoken word and a whole lot more.

Here in the CMU Daily we’ll pick out some of the highlights of this year’s coverage, including interviews with people who are performing there this year. Today, sketch comedy duo Crizards who are performing ‘This Means War’, having won acclaim at last year’s Fringe with the show ‘Cowboys’.

“After ‘Cowboys’ we were trying to think of other worlds that suit a story about male friendship and war seemed like a good option”, they say. “It’s useful choosing a world that has a lot of existing material to look at, like cowboys or soldiers”.

“We didn’t want to make a genre parody, but it’s good to work with an existing visual language like that for characterisation and story ideas”, they add. “It’s also just fun for us to dress up. We like having special little hats”.

Read the interview and find out more about the show here.