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Slightly Fat Features (The Pleasance / Slightly Fat Features)

By | Published on Friday 16 August 2013

Slightly Fat Features are slightly tongue-in-cheek, very loud, and – perhaps surprisingly – infectiously entertaining. On a self-proclaimed mission to bring variety back to theatres, this energetic group manages both to be faithful to the performance style of a bygone era and gently send it up in a way that prevents the show from feeling outdated. There are some impressive displays of talent from the all-male troupe – the opening juggling act in particular – topped with daftly amusing scenes, including a musical medley about a man named Wayne performed in white tiger onesies. Aside from the obligatory sawing-a-person-in-half, they’ll never be cutting edge – but for cabaret that will bring a smile to all ages, you’d struggle to find better.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 26 Aug (not 12), 5.50pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Sarah Richardson]