Easily offended? Press the back button on your web browser now (unless you were already on GenocidalDictatorsSingCabaret.com).
Still here? Well then, you’ll probably appreciate the Blitzkrieg bluster of Frank Sanazi and his outrageous Das Vegas Night cabaret.
Coming from a land where the Second World War ended ‘a little bit differently’, Frank is a cross between Rat Pack style singer and Der Führer. Naturally therefore, he croons his way through numbers like ‘Third Reich’ (to the tune of ‘That’s Life’) and his touching ode to terrorist hijackings ‘Strangers On My Flight’.
Lyrics are changed, ranging from the cleverly offensive to the ‘did I just hear that?‘: and every now and again, Frank is taken over by Hitler Downfall parody style rage. You’ll either love it or hate it: but there’s no denying it makes an impact.
Frank himself is an accomplished singer, nailing both styles of vocal delivery, whilst his mannerisms also range from smooth crooner to insane psychotic – and tonight, it being Das Vegas Night, Frank is accompanied by an array of special guests.
The quality tonight is variable, but highlights are most definitely his very own spaced-out daughter, Nancy Sanazi; and a frankly jaw-droppingly bizarre-yet-brilliant act from burlesque artist Betty Grumbles. And that’s not forgetting Anne Stank’s touching rendition of Bjork’s ‘It’s Oh So Quiet’…
The Fringe has a tradition of putting on shows designed to shock. Some do so for the sake of it, with little substance behind them. Frank Sanazi and friends do indeed shock, but do so with a wit, style and panache that allows them to get away with it.
Das Vegas Night runs at The Voodoo Rooms until 12 August. Tickets are available on the Fringe website.