“…Things get off to a great start with Cabaret Whore: More! More! More! a solo show from Sarah-Louise Young, who has just got a gig as the third member of Fascinating Aida. You can tell you are in the presence of class as soon as you walk through the door. Dressed in a shimmering sequined gown, our versatile diva welcomes us in the persona of Bernie St Claire, a desperately needy chanteuse with a distinct similarity to Liza Minnelli. When Bernie takes the stage the voice is extraordinary, slightly lisping from drugs or alcohol but bursting with emotion and yearning and an unquenchable need for attention. The lyrics are sparkling, clever and deliciously witty, and Young delivers her song with a divinely mischievous twinkle. Another marvellous creation is La Poule Plombee – a tragic Piaf type figure with a quavering Gallic torch-song voice who accessorises with tears and a knife and sings of her insurmountable addiction to tragedy and her barely disguisable contempt for the audience. Baby Doll, a former child star, looks uncomfortably like Turner-prize-winning transvestite sculptor Grayson Perry… I loved the bizarre Eastern European ukulele player Kasia who wears a skintight lilac ensemble with a purple nylon wig and sings absurdly optimistic tactless ditties about life as an immigrant in the UK.”
Read the full article: Clare Smith\’s Scotsman Cabaret Review
“This is an act honed to perfection, the words of the songs are witty, the musical parodies spot-on. An hour simply slipped by, and she deserves every star going. I’d be very surprised if this doesn’t sell out, so grab tickets while you can…”
This is part of a lovely review from an audience member on Edinburgh Festival Guide.
Read more: Howard Bradshaw review
The Cabaret Whore team are very excited about a Scotsman review due to be published soon. Claire Smith’s round-up of cabaret shows in Friday’s Scotsman will leads with a 4* for Cabaret Whore and feature comments such as:
“You can tell you are in the presence of class as soon as you walk through the door… The lyrics are sparkling, clever and deliciously witty.”
Woo hoo! Watch this space.
“This is a show has a lot to recommend it : the range and depth of the characters Young has developed, her obvious talent as a cabaret vocalist, the musical and lyrical content and the thought that has been put into costumes, lighting and sound. An amusing and entertaining hour”
Read more at: Fringe Review review
“I only have 5 stars to award any show unfortunately, ‘cause I’d like to award her more, more, more, but I can’t!!!”
Read more at : One4Review Edfest review
Be very afraid,
Dolly escaped from her cage last night at the Udderbelly. She’s heading for Edinburgh. Do not feed or antagonise her. She has very sharp teeth.
Sitings with pictures would be appreciated.