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#Edfringe: Torch

Jess Mabel Jones, Performer.












· Edinburgh Festival,Underbelly Edinburgh,Jess Mabel Jones

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

Torch is for anyone who has ever hid in the toilets on a shit night out wishing they were getting off with someone instead. It's about the performativity of being a young woman today. People who like a one woman show/gig with heart and lungs should definitely come.

Torch, Edinburgh Festival

Which performers have inspired you & how?

Bryony Kimmings, Shit Theatre, and Louise Orwin - because they make art that is based around a blend of research and personal experience and make it dirty, messy and truthful.

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?

Plymouth Gin - they have a great bar in Plymouth and some banging cocktails.

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

A. A Dry Martini & Date Night? 

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

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A. Bar Story in Peckham,

B. The Ivy House in Nunhead,

C. Give me a flask and a camp fire...

Why Edfringe? What's the best bits?

Because it's massive and feels like a family at the same time, and Edinburgh is a stunning city - and nothing matches up to the exhilaration of putting your work out there to a host of new audiences and having the chance to see work by a load of artists you love new and old.

How did you get into performing?

Year 6 - Bugsy Malone - I wanted Tallulah but got didn't deter me.

What do you love most about performing?

That it makes you heart race.

And the worst bits?

That it makes your heart race.

Do you have any recommended reads for performers?

What are your Edfringe / Performing goals?

To grow the show.

What advice do you have for aspiring Edfringe Performers ?

Find some money, and your USP.

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

Gin and tonic with a wedge of cucumber.

Hendricks Gin & Tonic

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

Patti Smith and the rest of the Torch team.

What's your pet Edfringe hate?

Having to pack all the layers...

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


Any other pearls of wisdom or Edfringe rants?

Bring a mac...and eat Paradise Palms' Ninja Buns.

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

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

4-28th August at Underbelly Cowgate, 8.50pm BUY TICKETS HERE.

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