ED2011 Cabaret Reviews

Candid Cabaret (Sapphire Rooms Productions)

By | Published on Friday 26 August 2011

In the murky depths of a strip club, we are treated to a veritable smörgåsbord of Fringe performances. From Japanese men in morph suits recreating movie characters to spaghetti-eating opera singer Miss Louisa… what can you expect next? Well, Candid Cabaret offers a wide ranging variety of entertainment. A highlight for me was a Spanish flamenco quartet that had the whole room stomping their feet, followed by a stunning belly dancer who shook her hips to devastating effect, but audiences can also expect contortionist accordion players and a selection of comedians. Perhaps the only let-down in this potentially brilliant night was the compére, who left the audience nonplussed at times, but the variety of acts was brought to a superb conclusion by the dreadlocked bluegrass band that played us out.

Sapphire Rooms, 14 – 25 Aug, 7.00pm (10.30pm), £6.50 – £8.50, fpp9.
tw rating 4/5