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31/07/2012 12:13 BST | Updated 31/07/2012 12:17 BST

Edinburgh Festival Q&A: 10 Questions With Isaac Rathbone

If you fancy a change from stand-up at this year's Edinburgh Fringe, try playwright Isaac Rathbone's absurd, moving ode to patriotism and misguided genius: Captain Ferguson’s School For Balloon Warfare. Here's the creator himself to tell us a bit more about it - and to give us his top Edinburgh tips...

Pitch your Edinburgh show in 25 words or less.

A solo performance chronicling WWI US Army Captain Ferguson as he attempts to train his company to fight the Germans using gigantic hydrogen-filled balloons.

Your best Edinburgh moment?

Triumphantly marching to the top of Arthur's Seat, whilst nursing a hangover.

And your worst?

Triumphantly marching to the top of Arthur's Seat, whilst nursing a hangover.

You've got one hour free in Edinburgh - what do you do?

Walk the Royal Mile, of course! (Just to clarify: Even though the hour is free, is VAT still applied?)

Which Edinburgh landmark/venue/place would you give a five star review to?

West Princes Street Gardens. Great park and great views of the castle.

Give us a secret Edinburgh tip!

The music is fantastic. Get to a ceilidh and enjoy.

Deep-fried haggis or deep-fried Mars bar?

Deep-fried haggis, no doubt about it. As an American, I have a fondness for anything relating to meat and deep-frying.

Kilt or trousers?

I will be wearing the kilt I was married in - MacIntyre tartan. Although this time, I will pick a pair of underwear with a more resilient elastic band!

Arthur's Seat or Arthur Smith?

Arthur's Seat. Beautiful views. Just make sure to stay hydrated (see above).

Complete this sentence: “In Edinburgh, I will be mainly...

...promoting our show while getting my kilted arse to as many other Fringe shows as I can.”

Isaac Rathbone’s show Captain Ferguson’s School For Balloon Warfare is at 11.15 at The Assembly’s Roxy Downstairs, 2-27 August (not 13, 20). Find out more and book tickets here.