An interview with STV during Edinburgh Fringe

Drum Struck is the 2nd longest Off-Broadway show – it’s the show where every audience member has an African drum on their seat to play along.

Celebrities they have performed with/to in the past include Karl Lagerfeld, Will Smith, Prince William, Nelson Mandela, Bill Clinton and Linkin Park – and they opened the Beijing Olympics.

We caught up with Tiny Modise, who plays Ubuntu Queen in the show, to find out more.

So, the Fringe wheel turns again. Tell us more about your show…

Drum Struck is a show full of energy as we have 711 cast members, because all the audience members also get a drum and play along with us.

This year’s Drum Struck is all about Ubuntu, the spirit of community and helping each other out. We also have the most talented artists from South Africa in our company.

How long has it taken you to concoct – and are you feeling ready for it?

This version of the show took us about six full weeks to rehearse. I am most definitely ready to share the spirit of Ubuntu with our audience members!

What tip are you using to try and survive a month-long festival, one located in Scotland of all places?

I am going to rely on the support of my cast.

What/who are you most looking forward to this year?

Meeting artists from other parts of the world and exchanging cultures.

If you could play any Scottish person in a biopic of their life, who would it be?

I don’t know any Scottish people….yet…

And if any Scottish person could play you in a biopic of your life, who would it be?

Once again I don’t any Scottish people, is Angela Bassett Scottish???

The Commonwealth Games are coming to Scotland (and specifically Glasgow) next year. If there was a sport that you could – or would like to – compete in for your country, what would it be and why?

Is handball a game in The Commonwealth Games?

And finally, what piece of Edinburgh (or Scotland) would you most like to take back with you once the festival’s over?

The Castle…