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Three To See 2018: Three fabulous songsters

By | Published on Saturday 28 July 2018

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses helps you navigate the Festival with her Three To See tips. This time three fabulous songsters at the Fringe.

Michael Griffiths – Songs By Kylie | Assembly George Square Theatre | 1-26 Aug (pictured)
If you love singing shows with a difference, well, the award winning Michael Griffiths is someone to look out for. Because for quite a few years now he’s been blessing the Fringe with his explorations of the life and work of some of our most beloved music stars: he’s been Annie Lennox, Cole Porter and Madonna, to much acclaim I should add, and now he takes on Kylie Minogue. Expect an intelligent, skilled and hugely entertaining performance. “Put your hand on your heart and step back in time, Kylie wouldn’t change a thing!”

Tori Scott Is #Thirsty | Underbelly Bristo Square | 1-27 Aug
If I remember correctly, I think we did a recommendation for this in our London-focused sister publication earlier in the year, when the show was on at the capital’s Vault Festival in March. And you know what, I think it’s entirely fair to tip it again now that Texan Tori Scott’s up in Edinburgh for her Fringe debut. Celebrating “poor life choices and an unconditional love of vodka”, the show sees Scott sharing autobiographical stories and political observations and – accompanied by her band – singing “songs she stole from other people” – the likes of Pink, Edith Piaf, Lady Gaga and Queen. It’s definitely on my list… see you there..?

Cazeleon – The Movies In My Mind | Gilded Balloon Teviot | 1-27 Aug
“Drama, mystery, action, horror – all in a heel and lash – this is a “drag” show like you’ve never experienced. Inviting you to take a journey into her mind, Cazeleon’s memoirs are represented through cinematic evolution”. This award-winning cabaret by this extraordinary singer explores themes such as gender identity, binary constructs and the exploitation of women in Hollywood. It features music from the oeuvre of the likes of Shirley Bassey and Duke Dumont. The show’s already won huge acclaim, so this is a very safe bet.