An Interview with Lolly Jones

14102325_10157266941865696_1843087556399153666_n.jpgHello Lolly, so where ya from & where ya at, geographically speaking?
I’m originally from Retford in the East Midlands but I live in East London because I’m a wanker.

When did you first realise you were, well, funny?
When I was given the role of Margaret Thatcher in Cinderella at primary school. I was 8 years old and I got a standing ovation every night. It’s been downhill ever since.

What does Lolly Jones like to do when she’s not being funny?
I like to go disco dance, drink cider and go on dates with hairy chested men.

You’ve been washed up on a desert island with a solar-powered DVD player & three films. Which would they be?
Groundhog Day. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Maid in Manhattan.

You were on the Channel 4 show Hunted, how has the experienced changed you?
I now break a sweat every time I see a helicopter. I think it has made me appreciate how kind people are – so many people gave me lifts and food (and only one of the pricks dobbed me in). When you’ve been that scared, not much fazes you.

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You are bringing ‘Orwell That Ends Well’ to the Fringe, can you tell us about it?
The Snooper’s Charter passed through Parliament last year with hardly any fuss. I’m here to tell you who is looking at your data and how it is being manipulated through the medium of laughter. I also give top stalking tips and share the best videos on the internet.

Can you sum up your show in a single sentence?
A look at how our lives mirror the novel 1984, paying respect to Big Brother and everyone’s favourite housemate; Kinga.

How has it been going so far?
This is the best Fringe I have had! My audiences have been lovely. I’ve sold out a fair few times which is ace cause it’s pretty early isn’t it?

This is your third time in Edinburgh. In one sentence can you describe the experience of performing in the city during the Fringe?
Too many flyerers, exes and shouty people in costume but absolutely fucking brilliant.

What does the rest of 2017 hold in store for Lolly Jones?
I’m doing a film with Sophie Thompson but first I’ll be playing a bearded lady at a circus-themed wedding.


You Can Catch Orwell That Ends Well @ the Fringe

The Caves : Aug 17-27 (11.40)

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