Bongo Club Cabaret (4 stars)

This article is from 2009

Bongo Club Cabaret

Frisky and Mannish

Beginning with American roots folk straight from the Bible Belt (though without the morals), the Bongo Club has created a cabaret of seduction, celebration and imagination. Thoughts that variety is dead are dispelled by ingenious performances from the likes of Frisky and Mannish, looking stunning as they turn simple pop into brilliant Brechtian punk with more than just a sly wink. Cataclysmic, as the night's burlesque delight, is a similar tease of mind and body, making sure this particular revival is suitably represented. Compered effortlessly, Rhymes With Purple know what they're doing, and if the acts are this good every night, this could become a must see. I want to go again!

Bongo Club Cabaret, Bongo Club, 0131 558 7604, to Aug 30 (not 21), 10.15pm (1hr 15mins), £8 (£7)

Bongo Club Cabaret

  • 4 stars

Rhymes With Purple present the Fringe's most infamous cabaret! Every night is a new mix of the best comedy, theatre, circus and burlesque from across the festival. 'I love the Bongo Club Cabaret' - ***** (Scotsman).