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Courtney Act: The Girl from Oz (Working Management)

By | Published on Monday 21 August 2017

Making her Edinburgh debut, ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ royalty Courtney Act takes you down under, performing some of her favourite Aussie songs. Looking stunning in a signature blonde wig and selection of increasingly glitzy outfits, this is a masterclass in slick showgirl drag. From a comically Edinburgh-ised rendition of Men At Work’s ‘Down Under’, to Gotye’s ‘Somebody I Used To Know’ with added xylophone, to a slowed-down, stripped version of the Bee Gee’s ‘Stayin’ Alive’ that gave me goosebumps, she makes each song her own. Between songs she recounts tales of her life, and of course throws plenty of shade on her contemporaries. A warm, funny and deliciously naughty slice of cabaret that ‘Drag Race’ fans won’t want to miss.

Underbelly George Square, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Daisy Malt]