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#Edfringe: Mr Incredible

Alistair Donegan, Actor.

· Arts,Edfringe,theatre

Tell me about your show Mr Incredible and why people should come and see it?

It's a feminist show written by a woman about male entitlement and told by a man. Me. It's clever and terrifying.

Why Edfringe? What's the best bits?

Och aye the new shows are always nice to see. I like the people, the coffee, the lovely spirit throughout the city, the laughter and the Ting Thai Caravan. Working with great people.

Mr. Incredible, Edinburgh Fringe

Which performers have inspired you & how?

My influences are myriad and not for this column.

I often say choosing a favourite gin is like choosing between my children (which is why I don't have any) - What's your desert island gin & why?

I had a gin on Formentera recently - an actual desert island - and they poured me a goblet full. Spanish measures. So whatever that one was. I think it was a little known Balearic distillery called Gordon's..

I have many different favourite bars depending on the occasion. What's your favourite venue for: 

A. A Dry Martini & Date Night? 

B. A Red Snapper (Gin Bloody Mary) & Brunch? C. Gin & a party?

Satan's Whiskers

A, Satan's Whiskers, Bethnal Green.

B, The People's Park Tavern, Hackney.

C, Mark Cooper's house, 1998. His parents were out. We drank gin and watched Jennifer Lopez's debut single on MTV. We were both sick. He twice, me - only once. He lives in Buenos Aires now. Good for him.

The People's Park Tavern

How did you get into performing?

On my knees... I was, when I opened the envelope confirming I had a place at Central School of Speech and Drama.

What do you love most about performing?

When I'm involved in something genuinely good and I feel like I get it.

And the worst bits?

Not getting it and not being able to work out why.

Do you have any recommended reads for performers?

What are your Edfringe / Performing goals?

Have everything come together every night; all the great work that everyone involved has achieved, have it all happen at once. To be brave.

What advice do you have for aspiring Edfringe Performers ?

Make it your home.

If you were a gin or a gin cocktail which would you be and why?

An ice cold gin and tonic because I go down very easily.

Mr Incredible

If you could share a Dry Martini with anyone who would it be?

My Mum.

What's your pet Edfringe hate?

Ask me in a month.

If you aren't drinking Gin what is your tipple?

Pale ale, white wine, vodka soda. Not always in the same glass.

Any other pearls of wisdom or Edfringe rants?

Life gets easier.

Alistair Donegan

Where else can I send our readers to find you online?

I'm not very good online but i have a twitter for the show @doneganalistair that's just waiting to go viral.

What's the dates & venue for your Edfringe Show?

4-28/8 (Not 16th), Underbelly Cowgate, BUY TICKETS HERE.

Get tickets to The Gin Whore Tour - enjoy tasting 4 gins & plenty of giggles at a venue near you!