If there were ever a place to do the ‘timewarp’, it would have to be Dracula’s current show, Retro Vampt.
As Le Gateau Chocolat adds and removes costume layers in front of the audience he dons a mask in order to reveal his true self.
The show delves into how we live online versus how we live in real life, the importance of updating your relationship status and the art of Facebook stalking, among other things.
I wished I could have lived in Michael’s world for a bit longer, but unfortunately we all have to grow up some time.
Open your tattered, dog-eared Fringe guide and you’ll see there is far more comedy in the Festival than anything else… But we must all remember that we can have a bit of slap with our tickle, and tickling our funny bone is as good a reason as any to also catch some high quality burlesque.
I love swing music and find 1940s culture fascinating. But this show was in equal parts under-rehearsed, uncomfortably sleazy, unengaging, and notably lacking in the panache that is needed to pull off such an act.
[Jenny Wynter] portrays most of the other characters in the performance, including a passive-aggressive neighbour who is at pains to point out that her Viking birthday cakes for her Viking son are always hand-made and orgaaanic.
The idea behind Nerdlesque is that nerd culture meets burlesque performance, and there were plenty of tributes to Lord of the Rings, Star Wars and even Predator. Unfortunately, the segues between acts were far from seamless, and this was a show that showed it stitching.
True Story is a completely original cabaret piece based on strange but true tales collected from all round the world. From a vengeful dentist to a kid that dreams of mythical creatures, Ruth Wilkin compiles these wacky and wonderful stories into delightful cabaret ditties.
It is scarcely to be believed that so much can be packed into a single hour, and yet in La Scala’s presence time stops and you find yourself spellbound.
[EastEnd Cabaret offer] saucy, classy, daring and accessible entertainment that leaves you with plenty to tell your workmates about in the lunchroom the next day.
Elja rarely misses a beat in her stagework; however, to sustain a show of this nature it requires that the performer be a very strong singer, and Elja is not flawless.
Pasqualina and Maria Maria are two Roman Catholic Italian choir girls who develop a devotion to Bowie that soon overtakes their devotion to God. Something about this analogy of Bowie as a literal lord and saviour will hold a strong appeal for anyone who has at some point in their lives experienced a Bowie fixation.
The Elliot Sisters are three cuties with pipes of gold, and together they perform staples of the Andrew Sisters with style and flair.
The trio not only excel in their specific fields, but exhibit finely-tuned skills in complementary areas, making for one of the finest hours of entertainment you will see at the Fringe.