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EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - Bubble Schmeisis

BWW speaks to Nick Cassenbaum about his 2016 Edinburgh Fringe show Bubble Schmeisis.

What can you tell us about Bubble Schmeisis?

Bubble Schmeisis, is a storytelling show about the first time I went to the public baths with my granddad, papa Alan and got schmeissed (washed).

It features live music, audience interaction and live schmeising to help tell the true stories.
The stories are about searching for a tangible Jewish identify in London and finding it amongst steam and naked men.

What inspired Bubble Schmeisis?

The first time I went to the baths with my Papa and his mates I thought 'There is a show in this, I have to make something about this'. The atmosphere there, the language, the characters. It's a story I had to tell!

When I was there I realised I thought about all the stories that led to that point. That point of laying naked and having my blind, foul-mouthed granddad washing me. When the brush went over my bare bum, the show all came together.. The rest is history.

Why bring it to Edinburgh?

I used to come to Edinburgh as a street performer, I miss it! This show has had a good life in London. I now want to take the stories out of the town where they were created and share them with a whole a whole new audience.

Who would you recommend Bubble Schmeisis to?

The show does have a pretty Jewish feel to it. But I would recommend it to anyone who loves a good story.

Are there any other shows you're hoping to see at the festival?

I'm really excited to see Josie Long. I think she is a fantastic storyteller. Sh!t Theatre's new show looks good. I am also hoping to be down at Forest Fringe a lot - they'll have a great programme I'm sure.

Timings and ticket information for Bubble Schmeisis are available on the edfringe website.

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