VIVE LA VARIETE : Best of the Fest

4th June 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm



Blonde Ambition Events brings three of the UK’s finest contemporary Cabaret Artists to the HUB to perform extracts of their shows prior to their run at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Vaudeville, comedy and cabaret are all on the menu in a five-star feast of first-rate fun. Vive La Variété gathers performers from all around the world to create a dazzling spectacle that is guaranteed to entertain and never fails to please. ‘Endlessly enjoyable’ (Scotsman).

Doug Segal (“The UK’s best kept entertainment secret” – TimeOut)

Award-winning comedy mind reader Doug Segal provides comedy with seeming feats of mind reading & mind control. As seen on BBC One and BBC Three. Winner: Best Cabaret Act (Brighton Fringe) and ThreeWeeks Editor’s Award (Edinburgh Festival Fringe). ‘Simply brilliant’ ★★★★★ (Sunday Express). ‘Segal rips it up, slick and in command’ (Herald). ‘Impressive’ ★★★★ (Edinburgh Evening News). ‘Imagine if Derren Brown was funny’ (Evening Standard).

Chris JS Wilson   Oh My Dad – Christ on a Bike. (Enough to make anybody proclaim ‘HalleBerrylujah!’ – The List)

JC’s in trouble. With only 12 Twitter followers, he is taking time away from the call centre in the sky to tout for recruits the only way he knows how: love and wind machines. In biblical fashion and sweat repellent robe, he sets the record straight about the lost years of his life and death. Join him in an exploration of the angsty songwriting teenager, the spin class instructing graduate and, cruci(fixion)ally, the immortal disco-dancing lifestyle guru who saved mankind. Prepare for revelations and Febreeze in this interactive satirical comedy.

Gypsy Charms  (frightening, unashamedly sexual and provoking” – The List 2014)

The Grand Dame of Scottish Burlesque serves up Marlene and Illicit Thrills in her very own bold, brazen and utterly uncompromising fashion. One of the pioneers of new Scottish burlesque scene Gypsy has spent 18 years striptease-ing her way round cabarets, theatres and strip clubs as well as teaching cabaret and burlesque workshops both with the National Dance Agency in the UK and across Europe .  She has a wide range of performance interests ranging from choreographing high-kicking cancans with the French Fling Showgirls to creating full-length comedy based ‘burlesques’ and showgirl revues.  Erotic Award finalist, Gypsy has appeared in various guises on the BBC, Channel 4, Sky Uno, Canale 5, & RTL

 contains adult content and themes

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