Fringe Review: Club Noir Burlesque: The Games

Fringe Review: Club Noir Burlesque: The Games

Does size matter? Glasgow revue Club Noir Burlesque calls itself “the world’s biggest burlesque club”. If The Games, its Olympic-themed one-off special at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is anything to go by, bigger is not always better. When the bulk of a show consists...
Fringe Review: Dusty Limits: Post-Mortem

Fringe Review: Dusty Limits: Post-Mortem

I’m not sure I want to know what a dissolute deviant like Dusty Limits does in his spare time, when he’s not hosting Britain’s foremost revues. Judging from Post-Mortem, the latest in a series of solo shows developed with pianist Michael Roulston, at least some of...
Fringe Review: The Tom Collins Free Variety Hour

Fringe Review: The Tom Collins Free Variety Hour

Circus stunts at close quarters is the unusual premise of The Tom Collins Free Variety Hour. Performed in the back room of a pub for audiences no larger than 20 people, the increased proximity to the artists makes for an unexpected thrilling experience, no matter...
Fringe Review: Triskaidekaphilia

Fringe Review: Triskaidekaphilia

Still milking the Scotsman review that described her as “somewhere between a crack addict and a blow-up doll”, Vendetta Vain was not afraid of jinxing her one-night-only Fringe revue. Billed as “Scotland’s best schlock horror cabaret burlesque sideshow”,...
Fringe Review: Lady Sings It Better

Fringe Review: Lady Sings It Better

As far as feminist statements go, Australian sextet Lady Sings It Better has got one both simple and inventive: they only sing songs written by men. Ideological appropriations aside, the group’s eponymous debut show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe includes strong...
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