Cabaret set to take Edinburgh Fringe 2010 by storm

  • The List
  • 28 July 2010

This article is from 2010


Variety show fever is sweeping the capital for the 2010 Edinburgh Fringe and cabaret is back with a vengeance. Steering its way back into mainstream entertainment culture by popular demand, the all-singing, all-dancing performances on offer this year are back in fashion and in plentiful supply.

Fans of the great stage genre are in for a treat when The List's Cabaret Special issue hit the streets on Wednesday 4th Aug, but they should also already be able to sense the variety enthusiasm that’s going on this summer in Edinburgh's newest Fringe venue, Ghillie Dhu in the city's West End. The former Casino is both aesthetically and historically the ideal choice for the nostalgic style of family entertainment.

One show highlight promises to be Me! Me! Me! Despite the self-centred name, the show gives a lot back. Mr B, Sarah Louise Young and Desmond O'Connor (a compere to be reckoned with) are a formidable team and the event celebrates the very best of the multi-talented trio's solo work. Back together after sell-out run of High Tease with Blond Ambition at The Voodoo Rooms last year, the performers have an extensive international following.

Another Voodoo-to-Ghillie Dhu transfer and another previous five-star sell-out is Vive Le Cabaret. Incorporating burlesque and cabaret, and hosted by Desmond O'Connor, this show promises to bring the biggest names in international entertainment to please any mullti-platform connoisseur.

Me! Me! Me!

  • 4 stars

Comedy, cabaret and non-stop fun. An insanely talented trio star in a show that celebrates the very best of their solo work. With an international background in vaudeville and burlesque, Mr B, Sarah Louise Young and Desmond O'Connor are united for the first time since their five-star, sell-out run in the Festival last…

Vive Le Cabaret

  • 4 stars

Great British Variety and dazzling International talent: a 5 star festival in itself! Vaudeville, comedy and cabaret reign supreme in a late night feast of first rate fun. Edinburgh’s newest, most decadent fringe venue provides the decadent setting for an evening of glittering delights, featuring A List names from the…

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