Fringe Q&A: Le Coup

Company 2 brought you the smash hit Cantina followed by Scotch and Soda – and now they’re back with their latest and greatest work Le Coup.

Place yourself in the world’s last travelling boxing tent for some hard-hitting acrobatics and aerial feats where you have nothing to lose and everything to gamble.

Is this your first time at the Fringe?

I have been to the Fringe as a punter and as an artists. Company2 was at the Fringe last year with a work called Sediment. But Le Coup is a very different ride and I have a feeling it is going to fit right in.

Tell us a bit about the show you’re in this year?

Le Coup is a mix of circus come fight club. It has all you need for a great night out from entertainment, great live music and some old school gambling if you want to try your luck.

How much work has gone into getting it ready for Edinburgh?

Edinburgh is always a big build up. Preparing the show and your mental space to with stand the month. It is a massive fringe I take my hat off to all the artists that take the plunge and get there work there and come out standing at the end.

Were you nervous ahead of your opening night?

Of course. You never really know how the show we work until it’s on front of a crowd. And every crowd is different. Edinburgh will be Le Coup’s first trip outside of Australia and audiences are different all round the world. So the stress, tension and nerves will be high.

There are thousands of shows on – why should Fringe-goers fork out to see yours?

Le Coup is a standout. It is a unique blend of circus, fun, live music and a show you can really get involved in. There is no audience participation so no one needs to be scared about that but we will encourage you to heckle and scream for your favourite fighter. Le Coup should set you up for a great night out.

Are there any other shows on this year you’d recommend?

Oh, so many. I am always in support of all the Australian companies heading over Yuck, Casus, Gravity and other Myths Circa, Splash test dummies but really look out for The Long Pigs.

What’s on your hit-list to see?

I will be looking for family show to enjoy with my 2-year-old. And then there is always a dream list of what you hope to see if you didn’t have shows on every night.

What are you planning to do on your days off?

NOTHING. So hang with him and enjoy mum life.

Sell your show in no more than ten words…

The Old Worldly Carnival meets new world circus.

Underbelly’s Circus Hub on the Meadows – The Beauty, 18:00, Aug 3-11, 13-18, 20-24, www.edfringe.com

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