Many successful shows are built around a “what if…?” premise.
Princess Cabaret is one such act, asking the question “what if…those demure, graceful and stereotyped Disney Princesses were actually brazen, post-modern feminists with a wicked line in biting satire, song & dance routines and potty mouths?”.
Seven comediennes from Sydney University’s Women’s Revue take the likes of Belle, Cinderella, Tinkerbell, Jasmine and the rest and drag them screaming and kicking (or flapping like a mackerel, in the case of Ariel) into a wonderful world far removed from anything Uncle Walt dreamed up for them.
Promising a show full of musical parodies and wicked, stereotype-busting humour, Princess Cabaret looks set to parade its own particular style of sassy glamour around Edinburgh this August, giving us a glimpse of a world where The Beast is shackled to the kitchen sink, Aladdin is a sympathetic listener and Prince Charming really knows how to please a woman…
Princess Cabaret runs from 5th-31st August at the Gilded Balloon Teviot, various prices from £5.