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Three To See 2012: Cabaret ladies

By | Published on Wednesday 25 July 2012

Ladyboys Of Bangkok

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses recommends three Fringe cabaret ladies.

Keira Daley: LadyNerd
This is, apparently, a “fact packed cabaret tribute to some of history’s greatest minds”. By the sounds of it … and as you might, if we’re honest, have guessed from the title … the focus is on the ladies, as Daley promises to discuss the likes of Marie Curie, Ada Lovelace and Bette Nesmith Graham. What do you mean, you’ve never heard of Bette Nesmith Graham? She invented Liquid Paper. And spawned a Monkee, to boot.
Keira Daley: LadyNerd, Assembly George Square, 2-27 Aug (not 13), 5,20pm, fpp14. www.ladynerd.com.au

Lady Boys Of Bangkok: Carnival Queens Tour
I don’t think ThreeWeeks have ever given the Lady Boys Of Bangkok a bad review, and that’s why I quite persistently recommend them. It shouldn’t come as any kind of a surprise, really, given the grand UK tradition of enjoying performances by men in dresses. If you love all-singing, all-dancing, comic cabaret extravaganzas, this may be the all-singing, all-dancing, comic cabaret extravaganza for you.
Lady Boys of Bangkok – Carnival Queens Tour, Meadows Theatre Big Top, 4-26 Aug, times vary, fpp15. www.ladyboysofbangkok.co.uk

Lady Rizo
Lady Rizo sounds like a very safe bet if you are looking for an evening in the company of a true cabaret diva; for she is a true doyenne of the New York cabaret scene who has also appeared on a Yoyo Ma album, as well as working with the likes of Moby and recent Ed Fringe darling Taylor Mac. Singing pop songs from every era, she promises to deliver a “fascinating mix of bawdy humour and polished hyper-femininity”.
Lady Rizo, Assembly George Square, 2-27 Aug (not 8,13,20,21), 10.20pm, fpp15. www.ladyrizo.com