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Three To See 2019: Impressionists

By | Published on Wednesday 31 July 2019

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

Naomi McDonald: Copycat | Just The Tonic At The Caves | 1-25 Aug (pictured)
There aren’t many impressionists at the Fringe, I have to say, but I feel pretty sure they’ve never really gone out of fashion. So I’m not going to pretend there’s been a sudden burgeoning this year as justification for this section, I’m just going to admit that I really enjoy an impressionist, so I decided I’d persuade you all to go and see some this Festival. Starting with the excellent Naomi McDonald, who you may already know via her work on Radio 2, Capital FM and Cartoon Network, as well as with the well loved and long running NewsRevue. Expect to see ‘Adele’, ‘Nigella’ and ‘Melania’ as you’ve never seen them before, accompanied by spoof songs, in a show of “full on ridiculousness”. Listing here.

Steff Todd: Reality Check | Just The Tonic At The Caves | 1-25 Aug
This is Fringe debut time for Steff Todd, award winning comedian and impressionist, but it’s entirely possible you’ll already have heard of her, because she’s one of those creatives who has done that very modern thing of ‘going viral’ with her impressions of a wide range of pop culture icons. I think those of you who enjoy stuff like The Kardashians, ‘Love Island’ and ‘The X-Factor’ will know who they are. Definitely on the up, and you should definitely check her out. Listing here.

Josh Berry: Who Does He Think He Is? | Assembly George Square Studios | 31 Jul-25 Aug
Okay, well we just did two woman impressionists in a row, so I thought I ought to acknowledge that male persons can be impressionists too. Honestly, they can be super. And here’s one that’s doing very well for himself, racking up those views on YouTube and listens on iTunes, as well as making appearances on ‘Michael McIntyre’s Big Show’, ‘The Tracey Ullman Show’, ‘Dead Ringers’ and ‘Newsjack’. Absolutely one for the impressionist-aficionado’s to do list. Listing here.

Photo: Joshua Bilton