Cabaret Whore Encore! – Free

*****

5 Stars

Following on from last year’s sell-out Sarah-Louise Young has returned to the Fringe with another dose of her Cabaret Whore show.

Ms Young is an extremely talented and versatile young lady, and she welcomes us into her venue, assisting in seating her packed out room in character of the Diva of a certain age Bernie St. Clair. Once all are seated to her satisfaction the diva, as part of her latest final comeback tour treats us to a selection of numbers, interspersed with some comedy linking about her life and family.

Following hard on her heels, the next character she presents is Kasia, an eastern European entertainer clad in a pink cat suit and accompanied by a toning ukulele as she entertains with a variety of styles.

Character 3 was Sister Mary-Ann, an Australian evangelist who does her bit in the happy clappy style associated. She, like her predecessors, mixes funny links with quality singing.

The piece de resistance was the revival of the slightly psychotic La Poulle Plombee  from last year’s extravaganza. This French diva with a pomme frit on her shoulder and a knife in her hand bemoans her plight and sings like an angel, even if contemporary   Edith Piaf still gets more work and she is dead!!

One thing for sure Sarah-Louise Young is a superb performer. She is versatile in her singing style, funny in her links and all for free too.

*****

Reviewed by Geoff

Three Sisters V272

5 to 29 August

18-15 to 19-15

Fringe Brochure P 209

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