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Thankless Child are a sketch troupe featuring the comedic talents of Freya Slipper and Liz Black. Their latest show - written and performed by the duo and also called Thankless Child - is currently previewing in London and Brighton before it premiers at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August. You can find more about them on facebook and book tickets for their Fringe appearances here.

Have I caught you at a good time? Absolutely.

So what's your usual Sunday routine? Sunday is the same as every day for us. Freya misses her train to London where we meet to write, so Liz waits at home, angrily scrolling through her facebook news feed. Freya eventually arrives an hour and a half late, at 10:30. We write until 1 and then have the same lunch we have every day: Pea and Ham soup with some bread and a fab ice lolly. We procrastinate for a bit after lunch, phoning friends and scouring YouTube for new procrastination material. We start writing again at 2:30 and finish around 5. Now exhausted, Liz drops Freya at Clapham Junction just in time for her to miss her train home. We're both tucked up in bed (not the same one) by midnight, ready to start again on Monday morning.

Five years ago did you think you'd be where you are now? Freya: No, I stumbled into comedy at university through The Improverts - Edinburgh's resident improv troupe. Liz: Yes, writing comedy is something I'd always wanted to do. I might not have expected to be doing this as early on as I am though.

Where will you be in five years? Famous or dead (this is a set in stone pact).

What's your motto in life? Anything that's worth doing takes a lot of hard work.

I have 24 hours in your hometown. What should I do? The hometown of Thankless Child is Edinburgh where the show was conceived and where it will be premiering this August. We'd send you for brunch at Urban Angel and then tell you to go for a walk up Carlton Hill and admire the beautiful views. Pop down for lunch at Broughton Deli and then on to Brass Monkey for an afternoon film. A bit of time for some shopping on Victoria Street. Then cocktails at Dragonfly to prepare you for a night at Cabaret Voltaire if you're going with Freya or Lulus if you're with Liz. On to The Penny Black which opens at 6am, if you want to keep going.

You've got thirty minutes in the kitchen. What are you going to knock up? New Covent Garden Pea & Ham soup, bread and a fab ice lolly. Obviously.

You've just won £10 on the lottery. Spend or save? Freya saves in a high interest account and Liz splurges on diamond studded hair ties.

What can't your friends/family understand about you? Freya: Why she was born without any common sense/memory/sense of direction. Liz: Quite how imperative it is that people don't touch her neck.

What are you currently obsessed with? Comedy - Tim Key. Music - Passion Pit. Food - Weight Watchers bars.

What should we all be doing more of? More laughing and less crying.

And finally, when you go to bed tonight, are you looking forward to Monday morning? Time is going far too quickly to look forward to Monday mornings, but we're very excited about the Fringe in August, where Thankless Child will have it's world premiere at the Pleasance Dome. Before then, look out for our previews around London and Brighton.

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  1. This is fast becoming a staple of my sunday reading. Good stuff.

  2. Thanks for this, I will check them out when I'm up there.

  3. Very funny. What happened to the new format though??

  4. I would like to say it was planned. Unfortunately it wasn't. My muppetry. Thankfully they've made me look good.

  5. what utter cunts.