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Frisky And Mannish – Pop Centre Plus (Phil McIntyre Entertainments by arrangement with United Agents)

By | Published on Thursday 25 August 2011

Rihanna’s chains and whips aren’t nearly as exciting as this year’s F&M show. Poking fun at pop seems to be a recurring theme of this year’s fringe, with shows like ‘Dead Cat Bounce’ and ‘HitComet’. More than making pop culture references, this double-act get to the heart of the problems of today’s Top 40, highlighting trends of artists who sell themselves as original, but who are actually just recycling chord progressions. They reach out to a range of musical generations, with numbers like Rihanna’s ‘Rude Boy’ in the style of the Bee Gees, and an anthology of Madonna. The audience participation could afford to be more original, but talent is in the air and I like the sound of it.

Udderbelly’s Pasture, 3 – 28 Aug (not 8, 15, 22), 9.30pm (10.30pm), £10.50 – £14.00, fpp80.
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