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Three To See 2015: Delectable Duos

By | Published on Tuesday 28 July 2015

Gideon & Hubcap

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses puts the focus on the cabaret Fringe and picks out three highly recommended duos.

The Gideon And Hubcap Show (pictured)
This interestingly named act consists of “21st century troubadour” Gideon Irving and historical musicologist and and jazz lecturer Nate ‘Hubcap’ Sloan, who together present a highly original set of what has been described as “an eclectic collection of songisms and theatrification; a multi-instrumental hybrid of concert, cabaret, variety show and stand-up comedy”. The duo are from New York, and this show has already made its way across the US to high acclaim, so I definitely, absolutely, can’t wait to see it.
Underbelly, George Square, from 5 until 23 Aug

Morgan & West: Lying, Cheating Scoundrels
Morgan & West are long term favourites with the ThreeWeeks reviewers, who have been following their every Fringe move for some years now, and throwing myriad superlatives their way. This is an intimate performance for a tiny audience and it’s already been on at the Festival and anyone who has seen it loves it. So chances are it’s pretty much sold out already. If that’s the case, do go and see their children’s show instead – ‘Morgan & West’s Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show For Kids (And Childish Grown-ups!)’ on at Underbelly Med Quad – which I pretty much guarantee you’ll love, no matter how old you are.
Just The Tonic at the Community Project, from 6 until 30 Aug

Tales From A Cabaret
Here’s another act intent on wooing me with their kazoo-based promises, as well as, of course, their fine reputation for most excellent vaudevillian cabaret performance. The duo behind this show are The Creative Martyrs, renowned for their dark, satirical work and their command of the ukulele and cello, and they are keen to manipulate, corrupt, exploit and violate you with their storytelling and song… so, watch out, but watch them.
Voodoo Rooms, from 8 until 30 Aug

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