More from the busy Spiegeltent
And one last Spiegeltent lovely
launch, and Amanda Palmer,
And then the lovely Camille, - Meow Meow whose ‘Beyond
she of ThreeWeeks favourites The
previewing her Spiegelgarden Glamour: The Absinthe Tour’ show
Dresden Dolls, who is bringing her
show ‘La Fille Du Cirque’ is described as ‘kamikaze kabaret’
punk cabaret show to the Spiegel
- which sounds good to me.
Garden this year.
16 // MUSICALS
your back waxed, or the ﬁght to suppress are. Matt Wilkinson’s portrayal of Todd’s comedians do. Any controversy surrounding
photo by Kﬁr Bolotin sexual feeling. However, despite its disintegration from sympathetic victim the production should be ignored; you won’t
Famished unconventional subject matter, this is a to cold blooded killer is magniﬁcent. He be shocked.
Dastardly Productions musical full of happy endings and with manages to retain guarded sympathy from C, 1 - 27 Aug, 10:25pm (11:40pm), prices vary,
Is it me or is it a national pastime laughing an overwhelmingly positive theme - ‘go the audience even in his darkest moments, ffp 164.
at the Victorians? Emotionally stunted, for it’ no matter what challenges face you. while Mrs Lovett balances this with light tw rating 1/5
sex-starved and uptight, our snobby There was little wow factor, and the cast’s comedy and endearing cheek. Overall a [lh]
predecessors are easy targets for mockery talent varied, but highs - and especially the beautifully executed musical - neither a
- we just love to hate them. Nothing new, voice of Stephanie Upsall, playing Katie movement nor song is wasted. Although be Tony! The Blair Musical
I hear you grumble. But hold your horses - countered the lows. Comic moments, like warned: not for the faint hearted. White Rose Theatre Company
- Dastardly Production’s witty zombie God giving forgiveness for one character’s C too, 2 - 18 Aug, 7:15pm (8:55), prices vary, fpp No sexing up is needed for this musical
musical is well worth the ticket. Following dildo use, were well acted and coloured the 168. tw rating 4/5 satire. James Duckworth captured Blair
upstanding young chappy Henry on his play. Overall, an uplifting musical that uses [csm] perfectly - the voice, the grin, the gestures,
daring adventures in the Borneo jungle, the comedy and song effectively, if mockingly, the grin. Did I mention the grin? He was
action soon moves to his swooning ﬁancée to convey it’s message. If in doubt, my Jihad: The Musical Tony but cuter. Prezza, Brown, Cherie and
in London, awaiting his return. Throw advice, like their’s, would be ‘go for it’. Silk Circle Productions a hilarious mincing Mandelson all took their
in a scheming social scientist, ﬂesh-eating C too, 2 - 27 Aug (not 13), 4:30pm (5:20pm), This supposedly controversial musical is turns to praise Blair, and then to bury him,
zombies and a ghostly ﬁgure stomping out prices vary, fpp 163. tw rating 3/5 less like a political jab at global terrorism while a live band supported throughout.
tunes on the grand piano and you have the [ar] and the state of the Middle East, and more Highlights included a line up of straw-
picture. Raucous, rumbling and raunchy, like a Disney ﬁlm. And a bad one at that. hatted Tory ex-leaders singing through
‘Famished’ is pure, unadulterated fun from Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of The plot panders the audience rather than their faults, and a cheeky Alex Stephens
start to ﬁnish. Fleet Street, A Musical Thriller enlightens, treating them like they have playing Bush as a delinquent toddler. This
C, 1 - 27 Aug, 9:30pm (10:30pm), £8.50 Fitz Theatre never switched on the news or even heard is perfect political satire with Tony doing
(£7.50), fpp 162. This is a nail biting, jaw crunching, stomach of Al Qaeda. The satirical edge they aim what he does best, and a guest appearance
tw rating 4/5 churning piece of musical theatre. A thriller, for has been done to death and no amount from the People’s Princess that is priceless.
[csm] following the demonic demise of a broken of chorus lines wearing pink burkas will Duckworth certainly gets my vote - if he
hearted barber, of course, that buys into change the bland humour and overused was Prime Minister I’d probably forgive
Head Over Wheels the Victorian fascination with murder and jokes. The predictable targets of Fox News Iraq.
Morpheus Theatre Productions double dealers. Todd and his sidekick, Mrs and the French make this musical seem C, 1 - 27 Aug (not 13), 6:20pm (7:20pm), Prices
Not many fairytales are about ‘coming Lovett, are the grisly Hare & Burke of the altogether tame - as if their ideas are simply vary, fpp 168. tw rating 4/5
out’ to your father, the trials of getting musical world - and what a thrilling pair they based on what they have overheard better [se]
goes weekly, just for ThreeWeeks
WELCOME BACK to Ladies would have to be cut for next day and bring mates.
McMonthly, och aye da noo, Health and Safety reasons. Fuck.
it’s only week two! Gosh our Anyway no use crying over
Liked newly-born moles after
thighs are tight. Not only have spilt goat’s milk, Wazzo, and for
a breach birth, we emerged
we been placed, for security those concerned with animal
squinting, dripping with sweat
reasons, on the 16th ﬂoor welfare, they are all now safely
and Scottish spit into a golden,
without a lift, but the whole of on their way back to Romania.
sun-ﬁlled, ambrosial courtyard
Edinburgh is up a hill, no matter
But you know what they say where, like a cool Levis ad, the
which way you come at it.
folks; a bad dress rehearsal beautiful people were hanging
We, alack, came at it face-
means a great ﬁrst night. They out, welcoming us to the other
down in a bucket of shit after
also say the good die young side. The spirit of the Festival
our two hour tech. Granted, it
and we’re still here, limping was running through our veins.
may have been our fault as we
on like a lepers without a stick We toasted it with a warm
had forgotten how strict the
between us. So, as we limped glass of Chardonnay and for a
venue Nazis can be and, OK,
on stage for our Edinburgh split second enjoyed the rose-
our props and scenery hadn’t
debut, our intimate venue tinted view.
arrived and our script was still
was packed with one single
to be writ, but it’s a Festival you This week we’re looking
row of charming local ladies over” and you’re not even half
morose bunch of menstruals! forward to giggling at the
Tom Allen ...& Other Short
who sat there smiling at us way, fellow Fringers, so keep
No matter, or it wouldn’t have wonderful Tom Allen at The
Stories, Gilded Balloon Teviot,
like a Cuddle of aunts. Our smiling and remember, “If at
been if our producers, backers, Gilded Balloon Teviot, and
1 - 27 Aug (not 13), 5:30pm
pelvic ﬂoors tightened, not ﬁrst you don’t succeed, come
PR man, and a couple of getting jiggy with the crew
(6:30pm), prices vary, fpp 100.
so much through nerves, but snuggle in the Monthlies for a
people bunking off their own from Into The Hoods.
at the prospect of an hour of good old feed”.
Into The Hoods, Pleasance
tech, plus a steely reviewer,
offending some of the sweetest And stop the press and shit the
Courtyard, 1 - 27 Aug (not 14),
hadn’t come to see us and Until soon sweet friends, until
women we’d ever seen. So bed! We’ve been invited to our
7:30pm (8:45pm), prices vary,
our dress rehearsal. That said, soon.
imagine our horror when they ﬁrst party by Watson and Oliver.
our tech was nowhere near
laughed heartily at the C word, We’re particularly excited as
as bad as our techie mate
Watson & Oliver, Pleasance
guffawed at runny poo jokes we know they do a great line
Wazzo’s, who had to tell a Ladies Monthly, Pleasance
Courtyard, 1 - 27 Aug (not 13),
and heckled smut you’d only in hummus and hilarity.
cast of 20 that they couldn’t Courtyard, 1 - 27 Aug (not 13),
4:00pm (5:00pm), prices vary,
hear from a Glaswegian porn
have live animals on stage, As the great Lenny Kravitz 7:15pm (8:15pm), prices vary,
star. We felt violated. They
and that their ping pong act once said, “It ain’t over till it’s fpp 66.
promised to come back the
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