Best of the Fest Cabaret
The Noise Next Door, The Twoks and Briefs offer good package
This article is from 2011.
Any festival ‘Best of’ lives or dies on the collection of acts and, suffice to say, it’s a mixed bag of delights, depending on your luck. And so it is here. Gloria, our host for the evening, struggles, her lacklustre attempts at humour flailing, for the most; though her rather fabulous West Side Story finale ensures all’s (almost) forgiven.
Things begin with a whimper before Kitty Cointreau’s burlesque charms warm things up to the strains of a rocked up ‘Feeling Good’, before improv musical act The Noise Next Door steal the show – with their quick wit, contagious energy and boy band set piece. The Twoks are up next with a slice of a show that ought really to be seen in full context, their electric violin and tribal drumming attempt to bring Justin Timberlake’s ‘SexyBack’ failing at the pass, before the bare torso assault of Aussie, boylesque collective, Briefs – think a (very) poor man’s Chippendales, only slightly funnier. In short, if you’ve £15 going begging, this is decent bang for your buck.
Assembly George Square, 623 3030, until 28 Aug (not 22), 7.15pm, £15 (£14).