FRINGE PREVIEW – Cabaret picks

Open the Fringe programme this year and the first thing which greets you is the brand new Cabaret section. If 2010 was the year that the genre made its mark in Edinburgh, then 2011 is when all the variety, comedy, magic and music is officially deemed important enough to be recognised in its own right. […]

FRINGE – Edinburgh Spotlight Best Cabaret Award 2010

More than ever before, 2010’s Fringe seemed to sparkle with sequins and glitter; with late-night variety entertainment, glamourous singers and stylish stars. New venues appeared – such as Assembly in Princes St Gardens and the Pleasance’s Ghillie Dhu – ready to be filled with all the bawdy fun and high-kicking high jinks of the cabaret […]

FRINGE INTERVIEW – Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer

Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer brought his unique brand of well-mannered modern music – or Chap-Hop, as he calls it – to last year’s Fringe, where he appeared at Ministry of Burlesque’sHigh Tease. This year, he’ll be appearing alongside co-stars Desmond O’Connor and Sarah-Louise Young in Me! Me! Me!, as well as popping up in […]

FRINGE INTERVIEW – Desmond O’Connor (Vive Le Cabaret & Me! Me! Me!)

“I suppose you could call me a Fringe veteran,” says Desmond O’Connor, smiling as he recalls his first appearances in Edinburgh 21 years ago. “Or maybe an antique,” says Julie-ann, his co-producer on last year’s hit cabaret shows Desmorphia and High Tease. Whether veteran or antique, Desmond does however scrub up well: with a bit […]