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Edinburgh Fringe: The Ten Australian Acts You Must See

Tomás Ford | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Tomás Ford

When I'm not onstage, I co-produce the independent Noodle Palace and Midlandia venues during Western Australia's Fringe World festival, so I'm out seeing a lot of shows come Australia's festival season from February through April. A lot of these end up at Edinburgh come August. Here are ten of my favourites. OK, eleven.

Shia Arrested During Broadway Show

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Entertainment

Shia LaBeouf’s erratic behaviour got him into trouble once again on Wednesday night, when the actor was reportedly arrested for causing a disturbanc...

WATCH: This Towel Dance Is Our New Favourite Cabaret Act

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Comedy

In a routine reminiscent of The Greatest Show on Legs' Balloon Dance, an act called Les Beaux Frères recently wowed the crowd on a French TV show cal...

Arts Review: In Vogue, St James Theatre

Victoria Sadler | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

I'll admit it - I'm a Madonna fangirl so the thought of spending an evening at a cocktail bar listening to her hits was a dream come true. Yet more than that, In Vogue, a one-man show from one of Australia's biggest music theatre stars, is entertaining, funny and surprisingly touching.

The Name's Beige... Lenny Beige

Jason Holmes | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Jason Holmes

It is time to reacquaint ourselves with Steve Furst, a man who made his comedy bones back in the 1990s, doing his first stand-up at 23 and subsequently working with Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer in Catterick and alongside Matt Lucas and David Walliams in Little Britain.

Lilly Zazou and Other French Cabaret à Londres

Will Noble | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Will Noble

A couple of weeks back I was in the bowels of Heath Street Baptist Church in Hampstead for an evening of French jazz, courtesy of Lilly Zazou. Lilly, aka Elise Lefay is an extraordinarily accomplished mademoiselle, able to turn her vocal cords to anything from Piaf to Poulenc.

How to Cope with Life Post Edinburgh Fringe

Sophie Walsh-Harrington | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Comedy
Sophie Walsh-Harrington

After packing up my disco ball and heading back to London with nothing more than a crumpled flyer in my pocket, a hangover and a mixed sense of contentment and foreboding dread, I thought it would be helpful to offer five pieces of advice for coping with life post Edinburgh Fringe.

Things You Shouldn't Do in Week One of the Edinburgh Fringe

Sophie Walsh-Harrington | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Comedy
Sophie Walsh-Harrington

Get blotted on night two. I was supposed to stay sober. I'm a professional. I have to pace myself. There's 23 more shows to go. My voice is my instrument. And then I got drunk, stayed up till four and spent the next day hungover, flyering with sunglasses and vodka breath.

A Fresh Take on Magic at the Edinburgh Fringe

Ben Hart | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ben Hart

I spend a lot of time writing material for my shows - scratching my head, deleting, re-typing, drinking coffee...

Review: Miss Nightingale, A Burlesque Musical

Victoria Sadler | Posted 05.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Burlesque and cabaret has been getting a lot of flak recently so it's a brave decision to produce a burlesque musical and send it on a national tour. However the risk largely pays off in this surprisingly engaging production.

By Way of an Introduction...

Mat Ricardo | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK Comedy
Mat Ricardo

I've been a professional juggler for almost 30 years. I've worked hard to redefine peoples preconceptions of my artform, and show that it can be as fun, dramatic, beautiful, silly, elegant or thrilling as any other art. And this year, somehow, I've ended up hosting my own West End show.

Lady Rizo at the Soho Theatre

Neil Simpson | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Neil Simpson

Describing Lady Rizo is a bit like trying to explain 'Django Unchained' or 'Pulp Fiction' to someone who has never seen a Tarantino movie. Both deliberately push against categorisation. She's funny, yes, but not at the expense of being dark and thoughtful.

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Kelly Brook Strips For Forever Crazy (REVIEW + PICTURES) | Sam Parker | Posted 23.01.2014 | Home

For the past 16 years, through the death of a Princess, the rise and fall of four Prime Ministers, a war on terror, a global financial meltdown, e...

Review: Apocastrip Wow!

Charlotte Skeoch | Posted 17.11.2012 | Home
Charlotte Skeoch

Any show starting past 10pm comes with an unwritten warning: may contain scenes of an adult nature. Theatre's post-watershed playground of the moment is the London Wonderground- a riverside funfair of sequins and feathers showcasing the capital's best wonders and curiosities; a throwback to a world where the ringmaster ruled and showgirls shimmied round red and gold lusciously adorned tents.

Psychedelic Groundhog Day

La JohnJoseph | Posted 17.10.2012 | Home
La JohnJoseph

There comes a time in any artistic process when the rules of time no longer apply, when everything seems to be taking twice as long as it should, or wraps up in half the time expected.

Pre-Apocalypse, Post-Coalition Britain - With Songs

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK Comedy

There are plenty of political comedians out there. And there are plenty of cabaret ones, too. But the fiendishly talented duo Bourgeois & Maurice comb...

Edinburgh Fringe - A Masochist's Guide

Brydie Lee-Kennedy | Posted 05.10.2012 | UK
Brydie Lee-Kennedy

Between the debauched home life, the two-shows-a-day and the new experience of touring with people who miss press events to watch football matches, this Fringe may be my messiest month yet. I've performed 4 shows so far out of a total 43 and honestly? I'm exhausted already. I'll be keeping you posted here on my descent into ill health and madness. Wish me luck.

'Glasgow's Only An Hour Away - And It's Got Better Shops'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.08.2012 | UK Comedy

Riverdance alumni Suzanne and Peter - aka Up & Over It - bring their own brand of dance and physical theatre for the post-pop generation to the Edinbu...

Edinburgh Fringe: Mind Reading and Olympics Predictions

Doug Segal | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK Comedy
Doug Segal

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe can make a man commit to doing strange and terrifying things...

Pensioner, 70, Wants To Pop Her Cherry

Barcroft Media | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Source: Barcroft Media A raunchy cabaret star is hoping to finally lose her virginity – at the grand old age of 70. Pensioner Pam Shaw, who h...

Review: Dixie's Tupperware Party

Charlotte Skeoch | Posted 08.07.2012 | Home
Charlotte Skeoch

Twenty-four hours ago I was a naïve child: I knew nothing of the domestic storage world, nothing of the joys of effective food preservation... in short, compressible Tupperware was yet to touch not only my hands, but my very soul. Such was the selling prowess and stage authority of Dixie and her Tupperware Party.

Prepare To Swoon Over Rose McGowan's Gorgeous Pixel Print Dress | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK Style

Who: Rose McGowan (actress) What: A BEAUTIFUL figure-hugging pixel print dress by Preen (try saying that really fast!) Where: The Cabaret 40th A...