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Twisted Cabaret: Edinburgh Fringe

Highly Recommended   

Weird, Wonderful Midnight Show at Gilded Balloon!

Cabaret and Variety  (comedy, music)
Frank Olivier gathers the best and weirdest variety artists from around the globe. A clumsy juggler, a pervy magician, and a narcissistic mime, along with ballerinas, sword swallowers and more. On the night of the big show all the artists get stopped at the border. Aided only by his hunchbacked assistant, and the shadow of a woman, Olivier must do the show of his life; playing all the roles to save the cabaret. The funniest show at the fringe and the most bizarre as well. ‘The grace of a stoned rhinoceros’ (Boston Herald). ‘Wickedly funny’ (New York Times).

Review by Jo Tomalin

Frank Olivier is the ultimate show man and in Twisted Cabaret he will do pretty much anything – and everything he can do to entertain you – juggle, sword swallowing, magic, unicycling, risky stuff with fire, risqué comedy…

His fascinating, strange assistant and manager, played by Paul Nathan, has a delicious Rocky Horror Show attitude, but is helpful nonetheless. Together they make a great team. Their contrasting personalities work well together and add to the drama and comedy. Yes, there’s lots of physical comedy, often from the situations Frank gets himself (and others) in to and out of – plus  music, and maybe a song if you’re lucky. Both performers are highly skilled and perform in the USA as well as world-wide.

So if you are up for a riotous end to your day at the Fringe, go to the Twisted Cabaret at the amazing Gilded Balloon venue, right in the centre of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015.

More Information:

Tickets + Show Info for Edinburgh Fringe 2015 
Twisted Cabaret Website

  • Gilded Balloon (Venue 14)
  • Performance Time: 23:59
  • Dates: Aug 13-16, 19-23, 25-30
  • Length: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Company from United States
  • Location: Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015
  • Venue map

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Jo TomalinOriginally from England Jo Tomalin is currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she is a reviewer for Dance & Theatre at and works in the performing arts as a freelance movement specialist, director + actor. She is also a Professor in the Theatre Arts Department at San Francisco State University, teaching Movement for actors, Voice, Storytelling and Acting. Jo Tomalin studied Classical Ballet for 12 years. She graduated from London University's Laban Centre teaching credential program in Modern Dance, Art of Movement & Choreography, then she trained in Physical Theatre, Masks, and Devised theatre at the renowned professional acting school "Ecole Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq" Paris, France. She also studied Classical Acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), London; and Voice and Acting at Trinity College of Dramatic Art, London.View all posts by Jo Tomalin →