Anna Morris talks about her new show, It’s Got To Be Perfect.

Tell us about your Fringe show

It’s based on the wedding rehearsal of Britain’s Biggest Bridezilla – Georgina, who is marrying a Tory MP in Edinburgh Castle at the end of August. She’s having 22 highly pressured rehearsals first and the audience become the guests and wedding planners.

It was a huge success at the Fringe last year- standing room only -- we had to turn up to 50 people away a day. So I’m bringing it back to the Voodoo rooms but this time to a very fitting bigger room – The Ballroom.

It’s semi-improvised and the audience get involved in choosing every aspect of the wedding service

Best thing about the Fringe?

Doing my show every day – it’s different every time because the audience get so involved. I never know what each show will bring so it’s never boring. I get to have a wedding every day, watch great shows and occasionally go out until 6am (although this is not recommended if you’re doing a one-woman show)…

Worst thing about the Fringe?

The number of shows you have to do. It’s a marathon – by show 10 you’ve lost your voice. By show 15 your immune system. By show 20 your marbles. By show 22 you want a medal and a cuddle. Saying that - when it’s over you want to do it all over again…

How many years have you been coming to the Fringe?

This will be my eighth Fringe! My fourth solo show.

Favourite Fringe venue?

The Voodoo Rooms – beautiful bar, amazing cocktails, lovely staff and it attracts brilliant audience members!

Best Fringe memory?

Last year’s first show. I was really ill and my entire family were up – I was so nervous and hadn’t had much time to flyer. I’d produced the show myself so assumed no-one would turn up. I thought the queue round the block was for someone else then I was told it was for me. We had to turn loads of people away it was insane! I was on a high all day.

Best heckle?

“I object to this wedding because your fiancé got me pregnant with twins”- shouted by a heavily pregnant woman in the audience at the end of the wedding service – it was genius. She got a round of applause for that. The audience are encouraged to heckle the character in my show!

Craziest on stage experience?

Last year I accidentally ripped someone’s t-shirt in half while making them be the best man, a guy playing the Groom nearly threw me through the ceiling during the first dance and someone pretended to be the character’s ex boyfriend and caused a fake fight with the groom!

What’s on your rider?

Vocalzones, Red Bull, occasionally Prosecco…

How do you wind down after a show?

I sometimes go for a swim, go to a theatre show, or watch a box set at home. Anything that gets me out of the headspace of the show. Or wine.

What do you love about Scotland?

The people – they are the most fun audiences I’ve ever had.

What do you like about Edinburgh?

The buildings – they are so beautiful. The view from Princes Street to the Old Town and Castle is breathtaking.

What’s the most Scottish thing you’ve done?

Well there is a bit in my show when I drink Tennents – does that count? This means I have 22 during the festival…

What kind of jokes do a Scottish crowd seem to respond to?

They like how southern, posh and naïve my character is. And any joke about the Tory party goes down well (there is a lot of that as she’s marrying an MP).

Favourite joke?

This is said by my bitch of a character: ‘You know what they say about men. They are like parking spots – all the good ones are taken, and the rest are either too small or disabled”

Favourite Scottish food/drink?

Scottish whiskey.

Anna Morris' show 'It’s Got To Be Perfect’ is on at The Voodoo Rooms – Ballroom (19a West Register Street) each day at 3.55pm on the Free Fringe for the month of August.