Edinburgh Fringe cabaret highlights 2013
The month-long arts extravaganza isn't just about plays and stand-up, y'know. Here's our pick of events from the Fringe's dedicated cabaret programme
Mon Jul 29 2013
1. Boris & Sergey II: Perilous Escape
Following last year’s ‘Vaudevillian Adventure’ (which is also reprised this year), the leathery, foot-high filthy charmers return for another bout of bunraku puppet misadventures as they set out to recover their souls.
2. Credible Likeable Superstar Role Model
Terrific performance artist Bryony Kimmings has been developing a new kind of pop star with her ten-year-old niece, Taylor, as a counter to oversexualised, overcommercialised pop. This show presents an allegorical response to the whole process. Should be provocative, fun and compelling.
3. Mat Ricardo: Showman
The gentleman juggler’s gentleman juggler returns to the Fringe with another set combining serious skills with engaging comic rapport and a profound knowledge of and love for the UK’s variety heritage.
4. We, Object
Figs in Wigs, the remarkably inventive and droll young dance company, return to the Fringe with ‘an absurdist amalgamation of visual puns, wordplay and amateur dancing’ that’ll keep you on your toes as they work theirs.
5. The Worst of Scottee
A bold new departure for one of the leading lights of London’s alternative performance scene (‘Eat Your Heart Out’, ‘Camp’). Drawing on interviews with people from his past, Scottee’s debut solo show promises to overturn stones and open wounds.
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