Singer-pianist Jeremy Sassoon returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe once more as they bring Jeremy Sassoon’s MOJO to the Assembly Checkpoint through to August 28th (not 15th or 16th). A show which draws together aspects of Sassoon’s life, past and present in a celebration of jazz music, pop songs, football anthems and the ties to being Jewish.
Would you mind giving us a brief insight into who you are/what your show is?
My name is Jeremy Sassoon. I’m a singer-pianist from Manchester, a big Manchester United fan, and another of those ex-doctors who left for a career on the stage.
How does it feel to be a part of the 75th Anniversary Fringe?
To be honest, after the last two years I’m delighted to be performing at ANY Edinburgh Fringe! All very exciting now!
There are over 3,000 shows at the Fringe. So what sets your show apart?
The show brings together all aspects of my personal life, past and present; music, playing jazz, pop songs of all genres, songs about football, and them being Jewish … I can’t tell you here how these elements are put together, you’ll have to see the show
Your ideal audience is in attendance, who’s watching? Or more importantly – who isn’t there…
Ideal audience… Eric Cantona, Sigmund Freud, the entire English women’s football team, Larry David and Amelia Dimoldenburg.
Not present.. Donald Trump.
It’s an intense month, so where you’re able, how do you plan to relax, and are there any other shows you’re intending on seeing/Recommending?
I arrived yesterday and am luckily staying near the Botanical Gardens, the Water of Leith and various parks so I think I’ve already found my happy places.
With two days to go the preparation has been so intense that I’m just about to start researching other shows. However, my flat is literally 20yds from where Ian McKellen is performing Hamlet so there’d be no excuse there!
Jeremy Sassoon’s MOJO runs at Venue 322, Assembly Checkpoint (3 Bristo Place, EH1 1EY) on the below dates in August:
Performances begin at 18.15pm and last for one hour and fifteen minutes.