Life is a cabaret: 7 cabaret shows at Fringe 2012
- Brian Donaldson
- 27 July 2012
This article is from 2012.
This article is from 2012.
As the legendary Jeremy Lion showed, reluctant children’s entertainers make for bleak but blisteringly funny comedy. We suggest that Rotherham’s Myra Dubois may be in the same vein.
The Voodoo Rooms, 226 0000, 3–26 Aug (not 6, 13, 20), 10.45pm, £8–£10. Preview 2 Aug, £5.
‘21st-century cabaret stars like no other’ it has been said, and who are we to disagree? Georgeois Bourgeois and Maurice Maurice (real names George Heyworth and Liv Morris) will be giving us more of their decadent glam business.
Underbelly, Cowgate, 0844 545 8252, 4–26 Aug (not 14), 10.15pm, £10–£11 (£9–£10). Previews 2 & 3 Aug, £6.
A Yorkshire diva who is big in Australia, Damsel Sophie presents a vibrant mix of song, storytelling and physical comedy that is apparently very popular with unitard enthusiasts.
C nova, 0845 260 1234, 2–27 Aug (not 13), 10.15pm, £8.50–£10.50 (£6.50–£8.50).
Ria Lina’s mix of stand-up and song via the good ole’ ukulele, showcases her merging of the cute and caustic. And with Muppet mania recently going off the scale, a nice little reference to Kermit in the title.
The Voodoo Rooms, 226 0000, 3–26 Aug (not 6, 13, 20), 7pm, £8–£10. Preview 2 Aug, £5.
Surely the cutest sidekick on the Fringe, Mr Piffles the Chihuahua will be cheating death each night this August: how could Piff even think about conducting a live lamination and bringing the cannon of certain death into his set? We’re sure it will all work out fine in the end …
Pleasance Dome, 556 6550, 4–26 Aug, 7.10pm, £10–£11 (£9–£10). Previews until 3 Aug, £6.
Another dangerous sounding cabaret experience, this time with Andrew Maxwell’s favourite cabaret star who is prone to belting out a very impressive bit of Radiohead or Nirvana.
Assembly Rooms, 0844 693 3008, 3–26 Aug (not 13), 6.30pm, £10 (£9). Preview 2 Aug, 4.15pm, £9 (£8).
Possibly the finest punning title for a vocal cabaret act this Fringe, the Scales tackle the pop canon, assuring us that no one is safe from their ‘melodic makeovers and powerhouse pastiche’.
Gilded Balloon at Third Door, 622 6552, 6–26 Aug, 10.45pm, £10.50–£11 (£9.50–£10). Previews 4 & 5 Aug, £5.
Magic and humour in Piff's new show, accompanied by Mr Piffles, the World's First Million Dollar Chihuahua.
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