Bart goes to Edinburgh

Fringe show for Simpsons voice

Bart Simpson is to appear at this year's Edinburgh Fringe.

Nancy Cartwright, the voice behind the character, is to launch her debut one-woman show at the Assembly Rooms in August.

The hour-long show will be based on her biography, My Life As A Ten Year Old Boy.

It will be 47-year-old Cartwright's second appearance at the Fringe ­ in 2000 she appeared for a couple of script readings with the rest of the cast.

Mary Shields of the Assembly Rooms said: "When the cast of The Simpsons appeared in 2000 they were doing excerpts from the cartoon with projections of the cartoon behind them on a screen.

"There will be some of that in Nancy's show but it will also be about her own life. People the world over know her voice, it's an extraordinary level of celebrity, but so few people know Nancy to recognise.

There will be a tremendous amount of humour in Nancy's show but it will also be about some of the downsides to playing Bart. We're certain it will be one of the biggest draws at this year's Fringe.

"Nancy will be here for the whole festival. It is absolutely brilliant for us."

As well as Bart, Cartwright provides the voices of many of the other children in the show, including Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum and Todd Flanders.

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Published: 4 Feb 2004

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