Sibling ribaldry: Twins, brothers and sisters at the Edinburgh Festival 2010

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This article is from 2010.

Nelson Twins

Twins

Their publicity material says everything that we could ever say, and less: ‘Joanne Lau and Hannah Warman, twin sisters and stand-up comics united from opposite sides of the globe with completely different appearances, outlooks and parents, bring you a hilarious, insightful and unique stand-up comedy show.’

Cuban Brothers

If you couldn’t live life to the speediest Havana second while handling a chilled mojito, brushing your facial hair, delivering wicked double entendres and doing a 40-45 minute solid session of sinew-worrying body-popping, you wouldn’t last very long
in this ‘famiglia’

Katia and Marielle Labèque

Katia and Marielle were born on the southwest coast of France near the Spanish border and were taught to play the old joanna by their Italian mum. They hit piano paydirt with their 1980 recording of ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ which sold over half a million copies.

Charlie and Lola

The terribly cutesy brother and sister double act from the Lauren Child book and telly series get together for more equally cutesy adventures in which Lola refuses to go to beddy-byes unless she gets a gallon of pink milk inside her tum-tum and Charliekins wonders whether he will ever have a friend with an even cooler name than Marv. Listen, you’d be talking like this too if the DVD box set was put on in your house every day for the past year when all you really want to watch is Sky Sports 3 for nine-hour stretches at a time.

Nelson Twins

We’ve all heard of the vampire ladies from Twins of Evil. But let us introduce you to the hairy gents who make up the Twins of Comedy. The Nelson boys have apparently had these beards since kindergarten in New South Wales and made a living impersonating the homeless. All they need now is for Lee Nelson and Mark Nelson to get roped into their gang and this will be getting like the Jacksons for pity’s sake.

This article is from 2010.

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Having taken up his post as Principal Conductor with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in 2009, Robin Ticciati makes his Festival debut with the world premiere of Kevin Volan's Symphony: Daar Kom die Alibama, performed along with Poulenc's Concerto for two pianos and Bizet's Symphony in C. With support from Donald and Louise…

The Cuban Brothers

Born of the loins of seventies Havana, nurtured on a diet of soulful, sexy tunes, they whip up a frenzy at every gig. Their legendary performance combines music which evolves with every show, riotous comedy, both physical and observational, and sensational dancing which ensures the energy at every show is incredible. 'The…

The Nelson Twins

  • 1 star

Chris and Justin are identical twin stand-up comedians, all they need now is a gimmick. As seen on TV in Australia and in the USA on NBC's 'Last Comic Standing'. With crackling one-liners and imposing stage presence these guys deliver a never-to-be-forgotten, hands-down hilarious comedy performance. 'It wasn't easy being…

Twins

Joanne Lau and Hannah Warman, twin sisters and stand-up comics united from opposite sides of the globe with completely different appearances, outlooks and parents, bring you a hilarious, insightful and unique stand-up comedy show. This promises to be a witty and surreal must-see show. Ages: 16+

Charlie and Lola's Best Bestest Play

  • 4 stars

Everyone’s favourite brother and sister are in Scotland for the first time with their extremely everso wonderful stage show! A magical mix of puppets, live action and music, adapted from some of the freshest and funniest episodes of the hit TV series. Will Lola ever tidy her messy room? Can Charlie get Lola to go to…

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