Twisted Cabaret: Edinburgh Fringe
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.