AN Edinburgh company specialising in radio, music and podcast production is behind a music and comedy show being performed in the capital this week, as a ‘dry run’ ahead of being staged at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival laster this year.
Dabster Productions has produced comedy for, among others, BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Radio 5 live, and, for the last two years, it has produced ‘The Guardian, Live at the Edinburgh Festival’, a daily live comedy show recorded at city centre venue, The Gilded Balloon.
On Thursday, it is staging a brand new show by a New York singer-songwriter, Lach, widely described as ‘founder of the antifolk art and music movement’.
Says Dabster’s Richard Melvin: “I discovered Lach when I was in New York making a programme for BBC Radio Scotland. We met, chatted and laughed. When I first saw Lach perform in the East Village, in New York, I was struck by how funny he was. He’s got anecdotes, jokes, revelations and hundreds of great songs; perfect for a show in Edinburgh.”
The new show, The Day I Went Insane, is being performed at the Voodoo Rooms. Tickets are priced £5.