I Have an Idea for a Film

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Scotsman review (theatre): I Have an Idea for a Film at Laughing Horse @ The Counting House (Venue 170). Review by Ben Walters Katy Schutte’s solo show is what’s known in Hollywood as high-concept: she has an idea for a film and plays it out for us in all the dozen-odd roles …

Holestar presents Sorry I’m a Lady

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Scotsman review (cabaret): Holestar presents Sorry I’m a Lady at The Street (Venue 239). Review by Ben Walters The sensational impact of bearded drag queen Conchita Wurst’s Eurovision victory underlined how rare it is these days to see gender-bending in popular media. As London-based alternative performer Holestar reminds us in her debut …

Dandy Darkly’s Pussy Panic!

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Scotsman review (cabaret): Dandy Darkly’s Pussy Panic! at CC Blooms (Venue 171). Review by Ben Walters [Picture: Alex Hewitt] Imagine a cross between Pam Ayres, Liberace and Tales from the Crypt – those old horror comics in which moral lessons came dripping with sensational, supernatural gore – and you’re on the way …

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