Sonja Quita Doubleday: Cheekykita Presents "Eggball"
Don’t worry, you didn’t misread the title. Sonja Quita Doubleday will be playing comedy character Cheekykita at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe in a show entitled “Eggball”. It’s pretty clear we’re in for a somewhat bizarre and surreal journey at the Free Sisters this year. Fellow comedian, Dr. Brown, has described it as “bold,brave, and totally ridiculous“.
She started performing and writing comedy in 2010, premiering at Edinburgh Fringe in 2011 with her first show. Then Edinburgh fringe in 2012 with a brand new show Eggball a one woman show which is character based offbeat comedy,6 characters with songs, audience participation,puppets and a dancing shark! Original and unique show,no other female comics like her!
If you could describe your show as three Olympic sports which would you choose and why?
Horse racing because there’s a horse race in it! Well, a woman who has hooves for hands.
Egg and spoon race because there is also a character in it who has an egg for a head.
Swimming with sharks because there is a dancing shark!
For you what makes the Edinburgh Fringe so unique compared to other comedy festivals?
It’s in a beautiful city with lots of character, diverse and it’s also the biggest comedy festival in the world.
What has been your defining moment there?
I’ve only done one Fringe so I don’t think I have had it yet! Maybe this year…
What is your worst memory/experience there?
None yet except for being caught in the rain. Luckily I had my shark suit on!
Did your preview shows go to plan?
The one I have done this year went well with things going wrong and not to plan which added to the humour and chaos.
Have you had to change much of the material since your preview shows?
I have added the improvised bits from the preview and chopped a bit out and made it shorter.
What was the first thing you did on reaching Edinburgh?
Dropped my props off at the venue and went to The Hive launch party!
Which acts will you definitely be going to see?
I like to walk round and go with the flow. You sometimes discover things. Last year I found Skinny theatre who were hilarious. I will also go and see Mr. Susan and maybe Dr. Brown. I like the silly stuff…
What is the first thing you will do as soon as the festival is over?
Go home, and then fly off for a holiday!
What unique selling point would you say your show has that other shows don’t?
It’s different in that it’s not stand-up or really observational, but more surreal and inventive. It has 8 different characters, including Egghead woman, a girl who has golden hooves, puppets, also songs, and a dancing shark, with a bit of audience participation. I’m not sure if there are many one person shows doing something similar or not…
|Venue: The Free Sisters, 139 Cowgate Edinburgh EH1 1JS|
|Phone: 0131 622 6801|
|Links: Click Here for venue details, Click here for map|
|Ticket Prices: free|
|Room: Maggie’s Front Room|
|AUG 4-13, 15-26 at 12:00 (60 min)|