Scotsman **** Review

“…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


Public 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

Scotsman review tba!

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.

Hairline **** review

“Sarah Louise-Young, the long running champion of the free Fringe has, after countless gushing reviews the last few years and several awards, come to her senses. The show that could be seen for beer money now has a decent afternoon slot in the Underbelly. Quite right too, as Young’s one woman show is an absolute blast.”

Read more: Hairline review