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The One That Doesn't Speak The One That Doesn't Speak | 18:41 UK time, Monday, 20 July 2009

Thumbnail image for Edinburgh.jpgWe're all starting to get dead excited about taking our Radio 1 show to Edinburgh this summer. It's going to be brilliant! The Fringe is the biggest arts festival in the world and, as the old cliché goes, "When in Edinburgh, do as the Edinburghs do. Put on a musical!"
 
The amazing thing is that anyone can perform here, even us! "Scott Mills-The Musical" is just one of 2,098 shows taking place in 265 different venues from 7th-31st August. And it's not going to be anywhere near the strangest thing on stage either!
 
There's music, comedy, musicals, kid's shows, dance, theatre, opera, exhibitions... anything you can think of. Yes, there are big names like Ricky Gervais and Jimmy Carr but the real fun
comes from seeing a whole load of unknowns too. Some of them may go on to be massive stars and you'll be able to tell people you saw them first in a tiny room with 9 other people. Others will be utterly terrible and you'll never hear of them again. But that's the joy of Edinburgh.
 
Snippet from the Edinburgh ProgrammeWe'll be doing our radio show each day from the 11-14th August hidden away a little room just off the Pleasance Courtyard, where connoisseurs of the arts drink beer and discuss which ukulele extravaganza they saw today. Every afternoon on Radio 1 we'll be bringing you the noise of the beer drinking, the thrills of the festival, some guests you know and love already, and we'll be trying to find some you don't know yet but will hopefully love!
 
Then, after the radio show, we'll actually be joining in this great tradition and putting on our own musical in the little Pleasance One theatre. The venues at the Fringe range in size from huge theatres to those tiny rooms with 9 people and most of them have loads of different shows going on every day. Pleasance One holds about 300 people and we're sharing the theatre with shows ranging from children's plays to Four Poofs & A Piano! We're the last show on in the evening at 10:30pm. You'll obviously hear all the highs and lows of our production on the radio show each day and you'll be able to watch it too at Radio 1 online.
The theatre in Edinburgh 
I can't quite believe we're nearly there! From those jokes about Scott being in that Rick Rollin' production to being so close to the opening night. It seems like no time at all. Now we have a script, some songs, a director and a star, the big question is can we actually put a musical together and get it ready for curtain-up on August 11th?

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