Vive Le Cabaret

FRINGE REVIEW – Vive Le Cabaret, The Pleasance


Appearing for three nights only, Vive Le Cabaret is back for a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it slot at the Pleasance, and ably demonstrates why its original late-night cabaret extravaganza format is so appealing: and why it is still one of the best. The tone of saucy exuberance is set from the word go with a fun and acrobatic […]

FRINGE REVIEW – Vive Le Cabaret


If you want a high-octane and fast-paced sampling of what the Fringe’s new cabaret section has to offer, you’d be hard pushed to find a better example than this razzle dazzle of a show at the Pleasance. With a variety show format which attracts the cream of Fringe talent, Vive Le Cabaret is a hoot […]

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 REVIEW – Vive Le Cabaret (Pleasance Ghillie Dhu)


11 – 30 August (not 23) 2130-2245, Pleasance Ghillie Dhu If it’s late-night variety of the highest calibre you’re after, look no further than the Pleasance Ghillie Dhu this August with its raucous and hugely-entertaining Vive Le Cabaret. Compered by that mischievous mephistopheles himself, Desmond O’Connor, this is 75 minutes of non-stop burlesque and ‘new […]

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 – Sarah-Louise Young

When Sarah-Louise Young first came to the Edinburgh Fringe 13 years ago, it had a major impact on her. “It blew my mind,” she says. “I came here as a student and I was immediately hooked by the whole thing. And I ran up a huge amount of credit seeing all the shows I wanted […]

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 […]