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2001-Aug-15: Sir Paul's Celebrity Endorsement

At this summer's Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Live! Girls! Sketch Show!  is playing to packed audiences thanks to the backing of Paul McCartney.  According to the show's actress-writer, Beth Kilcoyne:

"We were performing our old show The Ghost of Aunty Pat at the Canal Theatre in London and I was doing the sound at the back when a girl popped her head round and asked if it was okay to come in.  She came in with this middle-aged guy and they had their backs to me. They sat down and totally wet themselves laughing.  Then at the end he turned round and I was like 'Oh my God, it's Paul McCartney'. He said it was a great show, dead funny, then he and his daughter Mary took us for a drink and he scribbled his endorsement on one of our posters."
Note: Sir Paul wrote: "Go and see these girls - they're dead funny."  
"When we were coming up here with our new show I thought it would be great if we could use his quote on the posters, so I wrote and asked if he would mind. He wrote back saying he didn't mind at all, and what's more he wanted to see the new show and would maybe come to Edinburgh.  Then two weeks before we came up he called me and I nearly died. He was still saying he wanted to see the show but I think he's more likely to come when we play in London again. He has been amazingly supportive and genuinely interested, and people do enquire whether it is the real Paul McCartney on our posters. We're very lucky to have his support and it does help us stand out a bit from all the other shows."

(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)


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