Desmond O’Connor

EVENT – The Mating Ritual, The Voodoo Rooms, 22nd July

Ahead of his forthcoming Fringe appearances, compere extraordinaire Desmond O’Connor oversees The Mating Ritual at the Voodoo Rooms this Thursday evening. A boisterous and fun romp through the ages, The Mating Ritual explores the time-honoured relationship between man and woman via a series of brilliantly-choreographed burlesque routines, songs and dance. Performed by burlesque superstars Gypsy […]

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 […]