5 Questions - Vaudeville Cabaret Club & One O’Clock Gun

  • The List
  • 1 August 2007

This article is from 2007.


We chat to Judith Riddle, press officer at the Vaudeville Cabaret Club, a night of eclectic exotica and risqué entertainment hosted by the ever so suave Dusty Limits (pictured). Every night at 1am it morphs into the One O’Clock Gun club, a showcase of indie, rock and other live acts.

5 words to describe the Vaudeville/One O’Clock Gun Club experience?
Bacchic bedlam, spontaneous raw anarchy.

4 things you love about the DJs/acts/bands on the bill
They are fabulously glamorous. They all agreed to perform for no guarantee of pay, be it trapeze, knife swallowing or c**t bingo. Every performer is unique. Individually they are all extravagantly exciting and talented.

3 things you love about Edinburgh during the Festival
The opportunity for experimentation. The inspiring, creative and addictive atmosphere and energy. It keeps going all night long.

2 things you hate about Edinburgh in August
The cost of a pint! Trying to decide what to do next, there are just so many wonderful things happening all the time.

1 thing you would change about the Edinburgh club scene
I would stop the sun ever rising

The Bongo Club, 558 7604, 5–26 Aug (not Fridays, Saturdays), 10.30pm–5am, £8.50–£9.50 (£7.50–£8.50) before 1am (£5 after).

Vaudeville/The One O'Clock Club

Vaudeville embraces dissident cabaret with a dash of Berlin glamour, Paris intimacy and Chicago speakeasies in a fusion of circus, theatre, music and burlesque. The night incorporates the One O'Clock Gun Club (from 1am) and four hazy hours of crossover club antics, featuring live bands Fake Fang (16 Aug), Joe Acheson…

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