Cabaret review: K’rd Strip: A Place to Stand

Edinburgh Festival Fringe cabaret review: K’rd Strip: A Place to Stand, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Ben Walters. ★★★★ “Who am I today?” That’s the refrain of one character we meet in K’rd Strip: A Place to Stand, a remarkable show whose form is as fluid and shifting as its subjects. Created by New Zealand’s Okareka …

Cabaret review: K’rd Strip: A Place to Stand

Edinburgh Festival Fringe cabaret review: K’rd Strip: A Place to Stand, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Ben Walters. ★★★★ “Who am I today?” That’s the refrain of one character we meet in K’rd Strip: A Place to Stand, a remarkable show whose form is as fluid and shifting as its subjects. Created by New Zealand’s Okareka …

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August 28, 2015

Cabaret review: Smack, Crackle n’ Pop!

Edinburgh Festival Fringe cabaret review: Smack, Crackle n’ Pop!, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Ben Walters. ★★★ This breakfast show with a difference is the debut fringe venture from Danny Ash and Emily Bee, young regulars on the London alternative cabaret and performance circuit. Set up as a breezy way to start your day – despite …

Cabaret review: Smack, Crackle n’ Pop!

Edinburgh Festival Fringe cabaret review: Smack, Crackle n’ Pop!, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Ben Walters. ★★★ This breakfast show with a difference is the debut fringe venture from Danny Ash and Emily Bee, young regulars on the London alternative cabaret and performance circuit. Set up as a breezy way to start your day – despite …

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August 28, 2015

Cabaret review: The Lipsinkers: Evolution of the Fags

Edinburgh Festival Fringe cabaret review: The LipSinkers: Evolution of the Fags, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Ben Walters. ★★★★★ The LipSinkers are a drag troupe who mime to pop songs. But their show isn’t A Night Out with Danny La Rue. It’s not RuPaul’s Drag Race. And it’s not for the mild at heart or the …

Cabaret review: The Lipsinkers: Evolution of the Fags

Edinburgh Festival Fringe cabaret review: The LipSinkers: Evolution of the Fags, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Ben Walters. ★★★★★ The LipSinkers are a drag troupe who mime to pop songs. But their show isn’t A Night Out with Danny La Rue. It’s not RuPaul’s Drag Race. And it’s not for the mild at heart or the …

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August 27, 2015

Cabaret review: Le Haggis

Edinburgh Festival Fringe cabaret review: Le Haggis, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Ben Walters. ★★★★ The new-model variety show established by La Clique at Edinburgh in 2004 has dominated the Fringe cabaret scene for more than a decade now, with numerous variations on the theme emerging in recent years. So it’s perhaps high time for a …

Cabaret review: Le Haggis

Edinburgh Festival Fringe cabaret review: Le Haggis, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Ben Walters. ★★★★ The new-model variety show established by La Clique at Edinburgh in 2004 has dominated the Fringe cabaret scene for more than a decade now, with numerous variations on the theme emerging in recent years. So it’s perhaps high time for a …

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August 27, 2015

Cabaret review: La Clique and the Famous Spiegeltent presents Velvet

Edinburgh Festival Fringe cabaret review: La Clique and the Famous Spiegeltent presents Velvet, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Ben Walters. ★★★ From a team including veterans of world-beating variety show La Clique, this disco-themed production certainly knows how to deliver a crowd-pleasing spectacle. Set in a gilded Eighties nightclub, all spangly gold outfits and pulsing light-walls, …

Cabaret review: La Clique and the Famous Spiegeltent presents Velvet

Edinburgh Festival Fringe cabaret review: La Clique and the Famous Spiegeltent presents Velvet, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Ben Walters. ★★★ From a team including veterans of world-beating variety show La Clique, this disco-themed production certainly knows how to deliver a crowd-pleasing spectacle. Set in a gilded Eighties nightclub, all spangly gold outfits and pulsing light-walls, …

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August 27, 2015

Cabaret review: Dive and Summerhall present… C U Next Tuesday Cabaret

Edinburgh Festival Fringe cabaret review: Dive and Summerhall present… C U Next Tuesday Cabaret, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Ben Walters ★★★★ This weekly night of alternative acts and odd fun comes from year-round Edinburgh queer cabaret party Dive. Our host is Miss Annabel Sings, resplendent in shades and a pink-and-gold look, framed by a wooden …

Cabaret review: Dive and Summerhall present… C U Next Tuesday Cabaret

Edinburgh Festival Fringe cabaret review: Dive and Summerhall present… C U Next Tuesday Cabaret, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Ben Walters ★★★★ This weekly night of alternative acts and odd fun comes from year-round Edinburgh queer cabaret party Dive. Our host is Miss Annabel Sings, resplendent in shades and a pink-and-gold look, framed by a wooden …

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August 25, 2015

Cabaret review: Twonkey’s Stinking Bishop

Edinburgh Festival Fringe cabaret review: Twonkey’s Stinking Bishop, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Kate Copstick ★★★★ The room is sunk in Stygian gloom. The sound of Gregorian chant comes as something of a surprise to the two rows of happy “relaxed” young men from Bishop Auckland who had stumbled in en masse and probably by mistake. …

Cabaret review: Twonkey’s Stinking Bishop

Edinburgh Festival Fringe cabaret review: Twonkey’s Stinking Bishop, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Kate Copstick ★★★★ The room is sunk in Stygian gloom. The sound of Gregorian chant comes as something of a surprise to the two rows of happy “relaxed” young men from Bishop Auckland who had stumbled in en masse and probably by mistake. …

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August 25, 2015

Cabaret review: Lynn Ruth Miller: Get a Grip

Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: Lynn Ruth Miller: Get a Grip, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Claire Smith. ★★★★ It’s billed as cabaret but this is really more of a storytelling show about kindness, patience and learning to love yourself. Lynn Ruth Miller is 81 years old. She started stand-up at 70 and regularly “talks dirty” …

Cabaret review: Lynn Ruth Miller: Get a Grip

Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: Lynn Ruth Miller: Get a Grip, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Claire Smith. ★★★★ It’s billed as cabaret but this is really more of a storytelling show about kindness, patience and learning to love yourself. Lynn Ruth Miller is 81 years old. She started stand-up at 70 and regularly “talks dirty” …

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August 24, 2015

Cabaret and comedy review: Phil Nichol’s Cray Cray Cabaret | Phil Nichol: I Don’t Want to Talk About It

Edinburgh Festival Fringe cabaret and comedy review: Phil Nichol’s Cray Cray Cabaret, Phil Nichol: I Don’t Want to Talk About It, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Kate Copstick. Phil Nichol’s Cray Cray Cabaret ★★★★ Phil Nichol: I Don’t Want to Talk About It ★★★★ If music be the food of love, and you go down to …

Cabaret review: A Storm in a D Cup

Edinburgh Festival Fringe cabaret review: A Storm in a D Cup, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Fiona Shepherd. ★★★ Amelia Ryan is a perky performer in a sultry room. Kudos to her for taking to the stage in a big fluffy towel – she may be about to persuade a handful of blokes to look mildly …

Cabaret review: A Storm in a D Cup

Edinburgh Festival Fringe cabaret review: A Storm in a D Cup, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Fiona Shepherd. ★★★ Amelia Ryan is a perky performer in a sultry room. Kudos to her for taking to the stage in a big fluffy towel – she may be about to persuade a handful of blokes to look mildly …

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August 21, 2015

Cabaret review: Dillie Keane

Edinburgh Festival Fringe cabaret review: Dillie Keane, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Claire Smith. ★★★★ From the moment Dillie Keane wafts on to the stage you know you are in the presence of class. Elegantly coiffed, superbly poised and resplendent in flowery evening pyjamas, she opens with a song which brilliantly subverts our expectations of how …

Cabaret review: Dillie Keane

Edinburgh Festival Fringe cabaret review: Dillie Keane, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Claire Smith. ★★★★ From the moment Dillie Keane wafts on to the stage you know you are in the presence of class. Elegantly coiffed, superbly poised and resplendent in flowery evening pyjamas, she opens with a song which brilliantly subverts our expectations of how …

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August 20, 2015

Cabaret review: Tales from a Cabaret

Edinburgh Festival Fringe cabaret review: Tales from a Cabaret, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Ben Walters. ★★★★ When setting out their stall for this show, the Creative Martyrs promise “no nudity or swearing, just stories and songs”. But what stories and songs. The Martyrs have been performing their jaunty brand of absurdist political satire for more …

Cabaret review: Tales from a Cabaret

Edinburgh Festival Fringe cabaret review: Tales from a Cabaret, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Ben Walters. ★★★★ When setting out their stall for this show, the Creative Martyrs promise “no nudity or swearing, just stories and songs”. But what stories and songs. The Martyrs have been performing their jaunty brand of absurdist political satire for more …

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August 19, 2015

Cabaret review: The Gideon & Hubcap Show

Edinburgh Festival Fringe cabaret review: The Gideon & Hubcap Show, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Ben Walters. ★★★★ New York “stove-top folk troubadours” Gideon & Hubcap normally perform in people’s homes and there’s something of the front room about their set-up in the Underbelly’s Wee Coo space. Cluttered with unusual instruments, fairy lights and bizarre props …

Cabaret review: The Gideon & Hubcap Show

Edinburgh Festival Fringe cabaret review: The Gideon & Hubcap Show, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Ben Walters. ★★★★ New York “stove-top folk troubadours” Gideon & Hubcap normally perform in people’s homes and there’s something of the front room about their set-up in the Underbelly’s Wee Coo space. Cluttered with unusual instruments, fairy lights and bizarre props …

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August 18, 2015

Cabaret review: We Can Make You Happy

Edinburgh Festival Fringe cabaret review: We Can Make You Happy, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Ben Walters ★★★★ Ah, happiness. A simple truth available to all who want it, or the last frontier of cynical consumerism? House of Blakewell (aka Harry Blake and Alice Keedwell) determine to crack it once and for all in this clever, …

Cabaret review: We Can Make You Happy

Edinburgh Festival Fringe cabaret review: We Can Make You Happy, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Ben Walters ★★★★ Ah, happiness. A simple truth available to all who want it, or the last frontier of cynical consumerism? House of Blakewell (aka Harry Blake and Alice Keedwell) determine to crack it once and for all in this clever, …

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August 17, 2015

Cabaret review: Dandy Darkly’s Trigger Happy!

Edinburgh Festival Fringe cabaret review: Dandy Darkly’s Trigger Happy!, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Claire Smith. ★★★ Never have I been more grateful of a technical hitch than when Dandy Darkly wrapped the lead of his ipod around his 12-inch rattlesnake shoes and put an end to the horribly discordant musical backing track. We were, he …

Cabaret review: Dandy Darkly’s Trigger Happy!

Edinburgh Festival Fringe cabaret review: Dandy Darkly’s Trigger Happy!, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Claire Smith. ★★★ Never have I been more grateful of a technical hitch than when Dandy Darkly wrapped the lead of his ipod around his 12-inch rattlesnake shoes and put an end to the horribly discordant musical backing track. We were, he …

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August 14, 2015

Theatre review: The Iraq Pack – Live from Das Vegas (or Dead)

Edinburgh Festival Fringe cabaret review: The Iraq Pack – Live from Das Vegas (or Dead), reviewed by The Scotsman’s Claire Smith. ★★★ It is a lonely life being a mass murderer and dictator – so it’s nice that Frank Sanazi has brought some friends with him to the Fringe. The world’s greatest Sinatra/Hitler impersonator has …

Theatre review: The Iraq Pack – Live from Das Vegas (or Dead)

Edinburgh Festival Fringe cabaret review: The Iraq Pack – Live from Das Vegas (or Dead), reviewed by The Scotsman’s Claire Smith. ★★★ It is a lonely life being a mass murderer and dictator – so it’s nice that Frank Sanazi has brought some friends with him to the Fringe. The world’s greatest Sinatra/Hitler impersonator has …

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August 13, 2015
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