Enter the Dragons is on at Pleasance Dome during August.

Emma Edwards and Abigail Dooley answer our questuions.

  • What is your Fringe show about?

It takes the mythological quest and reframes it from the perspective of an older woman. It's a rallying cry for anyone considering ageing. We basically give ageing a good kick up the arse!

  • How many times/many years have you appeared at the Fringe?

Abigail was up last year with a show but prior to that neither of us had been in a Fringe show for about 25 years! It's quite a comeback.

  • What’s your most memorable moment from the Fringe?

Emma did a student version of Marat/Sade, above a bus station, at Edinburgh Fringe 1987. The whole company slept in the venue and lived off snakebite and pot noodles. By the end of the run Emma was so knackered she fell asleep in the lost property cupboard, cuddled up to a stuffed sheep and some bagpipes, and missed the last show. This was fine as there was no one in the audience.

Abigail performed in a show with a high-maintenance, scene-stealing rabbit called Mr Showbiz. She still has the scars.

  • What’s the worst thing about the Fringe?

Cobbles in heels. Also about half way through it all gets a bit Groundhog Day.

  • If you were not a performer what would you be doing?

Abigail would have become some kind of mystic. She'd be wearing a lot of velvet and keeping crystals in her bra for good luck. Maybe with a pet ferret.

Emma would have a job involving capes, shoes, cutting the bullshit, cocktails and wigs. So maybe the House of Lords.

  • How do you prepare for a performance?

Two mile run at dawn, Qigong sword practice, three hour vocal warm-up, character meditation, audience focus session, primal scream and we're ready.

  • Favourite thing about being in Edinburgh?

Forgetting about reality for a month.

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

We've spent many summers wearing a cagoule.

  • Favourite Scottish food/drink?

Can't resist a Tunnocks wafer.

  • Sum up your show in three words

Joyful, funny, empowering.

Show summary

Enter the Dragons is a riotous, surreal odyssey exploring the pressures facing women as they age. Described as the WI run by The Mighty Boosh.

Enter the Dragons is on at Pleasance Dome during August. For tickets, please visit www.edfringe.com

You can follow Emma and Abigail on Twitter at @ae_comedy and visit their wbsite at www.aandecomedy.co.uk