Edinburgh Fringe 2015 Featured Post Interview

Interview with Bat-Fan (Edinburgh Fringe 2015)

Written by Callum Moorin

There’s a show called Bat-Fan, what else do you need to know to convince you to go and see this show? We spoke to James Wilson-Taylor about his new show at the Fringe!

CM: Hello! Thanks for joining us today, how’s it going?

BF: Pretty good. Arrived yesterday so just settling in. And it’s stopped raining so that’s something!

CM: What can we expect from Bat-Fan?

BF: A lot of bat-related silliness, some songs and homemade props. I’ll be pitching my idea of the ultimate batman movie and giving Affleck a run for his money. Hopefully there’s a lot for fans to find funny but also enough for newbies to enjoy too.

CM: What came first, the title of the show, or it’s contents?

BF: Show came first. My director Jon Brittain is also a massive bat-fan and the name just seemed to fit – simple and to the point!

CM: People may know you for “I Need A Doctor”, the Doctor Who themed musical, why do you choose these pop culture references for your shows?

BF: It’s always fun to write jokes about stuff you are interested in. And I’m a big nerd. Add to that the fact that I’m a musical theatre kid too and you get a whole new angle on something people already know. ‘I Need A Doctor’ was so much fun, playing to fans of something I love too and sharing that enthusiasm. Anyone who enjoyed the whosical should enjoy this one too.

CM: Are there any other TV/film properties you’d love to incorporate into a show?

BF: When I was at school, JK Rowling signed my copy of Harry Potter with the words ‘To James, who could be a Weasley, Love JK’. I’ve missed my film opportunity but maybe I can play Ron in Edinburgh.

CM: Who is going to win out of Batman v Superman?

BF: Batman. Obviously.

Q: Pick one (or both), best Fringe story or worst Fringe story.

BF: Worst – lost my voice in the middle of a show and all the high notes were in the last song! Best – Colin Mochrie coming to see the show last year. He’s a childhood hero.

CM: Thanks, see you at the Fringe!

BF :Thanks guys, have fun!

You can catch “Bat-Fan” at the Pleasance Courtyard from the 5th to 30th (not 17th). Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.

About the author

Callum Moorin

Hello! I’m Callum, the editor at The Angry Microwave.

You can find me talking film, comedy with other geeky bits in-between. Normally I'm also behind a camera listening to The Wombats and watching Kinda Funny.