On the Fringe: Ruaraidh Murray

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EDINBURGH-born actor Ruaraidh Murray returns home this August after the success of his previous sell-out Fringe hits Big Sean, Mikey and Me (2012) and Bath Time (2013), with a darkly comic one-man show called Boxman.

Boxman. His wife has left him. He’s had a breakdown. Now he lives in a cardboard box in his front room.

Sexy Mandy works on checkout No 13 at 24-hour ASDA. In pursuit of new love Boxman gets a job in ASDA on the wines and spirits aisle. Problem: Boxman is a former alcoholic.

Problem 2: Does Boxman love Mandy. Or is he just a stalker? Will love allow Boxman to overcome his addictions? Will he be able to fight off the bullying Jeff from the meat counter and win Mandy?

And finally, will he ever be able to break out his cardboard box? If anyone can, Boxman can… can’t he?

Describe yourself: Comedic, driven, numbskull!

What do you do? Actor/writer/headband connoisseur

Best thing about doing what you do: Telling the stories of scallywags, oddballs and lunatics.

Worst moment ever (on stage): Someone projectile vomiting at the end of one of my shows last year.

Worst moment ever (off stage): Going for a night out in Birmingham and waking up in Wales (dedicated to Richard Burton!)

Best Edinburgh memory: Having all my childhood pals from Edinburgh come to see my shows.

Plane or Train? Train.

If you weren’t an entertainer, what would you be? At large!

Who was the last text you received, from? My director Tim Stark to say he’s in the Brew Lab off Nicolson Street.

When was the last time you cried? Watching Stand By Me with River Phoenix two weeks ago.

Are you on Twitter? @ruaraidhmurray1

Sell your show in five words: Rom-com with stalker-ish tendencies!

Boxman, Gilded Balloon, Teviot, until 25 August, 4.15pm, £10, 0131-226 0000