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The Rat Pack: Live – C Chambers Street, Edinburgh

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Director: Jo Parsons Reviewer: Tom Ralphs The Rat Pack: Live attempts to recreate the legendary Las Vegas shows of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jnr. With its current line up, it doesn’t really succeed, but does provide an enjoyable hour of classic songs The show opens with Hugo Joss Catton performing as Dean Martin. Catton’s voice lacks the ...

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Choir of Man – Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

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Reviewer:  R .G. Balgray Funny how a good plan can come together. Take a sentimental feeling of nostalgia for the disappearing traditional pub (the “sticky floor”, all guys together kind of tradition); add the current fashion for community choirs all singing together in different styles, then stir in the persisting survival of the variety act – this will let you ...

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The Other Guys: A Tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons – C Venue, Edinburgh

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Reviewer: Tom Ralphs The original boyband. For anyone who believes that choreographed dance routines behind microphones began with Westlife and Boyzone, the Other Guys show where they got the blueprint from, and provide an hour of sing-along nostalgia that leaves the audience smiling. Nick Martland, Joe Bishop, Raymond Walsh and Dickie Wood are the four singers, ably supported by a seven-piece ...

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Aaron Calvert: Awaken – La Belle Angele, Edinburgh

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Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys The lure of the stage rather than the stethoscope has led trained doctor Aaron Calvert to Edinburgh for his second stint at the Fringe. Inspired as a child by feats of human strength and the US Intelligence services' selection process, Calvert presents a combination of psychology, hypnosis and 'telepathy' in Awaken. Calvert's show isn't exactly treading new ground. ...

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Decolonizing My Vagina – New Ohio Theatre, New York

Writer: Cristina Pitter Director: Jordana De La Cruz Reviewer: Carrie Lee O’Dell Part of the New Ohio Theatre’s ICE Factory Festival, Fridays On ICE is a late night salon series featuring work “more typically... perform[ed] in nightclubs, bars, and private apartments” than in more traditional theatrical venues. Each night of the series features a different artist. The August 4 salon, ...

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Latitude Festival 2017 – Sinners Club

Writer & Composer: Lucy Rivers Director: Titus Halder Reviewer: Kris Hallett  It was a sparsely attended cabaret tent on the last evening of the festival where most exhausted revellers were pushing through for one last rave with Fatboy Slim on the BBC Music Stage. Yet performer, writer and composer Lucy Rivers doesn’t let this stop her, for an audience of 50 ...

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UPDATE: Day 1 Cabaret at Latitude Festival 2017

By NICOLE EVANS It wouldn't be right to see through Latitude Festival without doing a stint in the Cabaret tent and Friday afternoon feels like a good time to take up a spot under the canopy to see what it has to offer us this year. First of the two acts up, and taking their seats on the b-stage, is ...

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