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Sarah Millican – what's in your Edinburgh luggage?

Thursday, July 29 2010

For her new show Chatterbox, 2008 Edinburgh Newcomer Award winner Sarah Millican, has one of the finest blurbs in the brochure, which is a good start (it signs off with "It's like having cups of tea with a dirty cow"). Millican takes us through her Edinburgh packing.

Sarah Millican

Booking accommodation for the Fringe is a bit like booking a holiday from an old school brochure. You get a rough location, a couple of photos and write a cheque far bigger than for anything else all year and hope for the best. And if you’ve ever tried to sell a house or flat, you know how creative you can be when taking photos of rooms.

Last year, the flat we stayed in was lovely but had no towels, bowls or bins so I marched off to Poundstretcher, getting the lot for under £15. So, the first thing I am taking this year is my car so I can pack up my towels, bowls and bins and use them again.

I’m pretty good at being away from home and rarely forget anything. I have a lightweight hairdryer and double sided knickers (JOKE). Other essentials are comfy shoes and plasters and an umbrella and a cardigan you don’t mind rolling in a ball and putting under your seat in every venue.

I get homesick a lot and have found that taking my slippers when I’m away for long periods helps too. So my fluffy red Next slippers will have pride of place in my massive suitcase that you could fit a person in. I also have a keyring my family gave me of them all sitting in a hot tub which always makes me smile.

Mustn’t forget to pack books I won’t read too. I’ll have at least three of those.

Sarah Millican's new show Chatterbox is on at 11.15pm at the Stand, click here for booking (keep checking back as more tickets may well be released).


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