Pinocchio Vs Damsel in Shining Armour Edinburgh Fundraiser.
Finger in the Pie and Pants on Fire theatre companies come together for an Edinburgh Fundraising extravaganza! Featuring performances from Finger in the Pie’s Damsel Sophie and Pants on Fire’s Pinocchio as well as a whole host of our favourite Edinburgh acts!
Come and see the world-famous fibber face up to the madame of melodrama, in a showdown of epic proportions: We will showcase our pick of Edinburgh Fringe Cabaret 2013! We will auction off our Performers for your amusement! There will be a Raffle of things and stuff! And most importantly, there will be CAKE! (and Pie).
July 7th Full Line-up:
Damsel Sophie: The Damsel in Shining Armour
★★★★★ Adelaide Advertiser
★★★★★ Fringe Benefits
★★★★★ Theatre Guide
★★★★★ Barefoot Review
★★★★ The Scotsman
★★★★ Time Out
Winner Best Cabaret Adelaide Fringe Award 2011
“One must create melodrama in one’s life.” The Damsel in Shining Armour seizes daringly into the dark depths of uncensored lust and melodrama. Brandishing her weapon of choice (the selected works of Celine Dion) the damsel slays inner dragons, awakens sleeping beauty and claims her rightful place – in shining (sequinned) armour.
Pants on Fire: Pinocchio
★★★★★ Arts Desk
★★★★★ British Theatre Guide
★★★★ Evening Standard
Winner of The Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award 2010
Pants on Fire is a multi award winning international theatre company based in London. We create original, dynamic and innovative physical theatre with actor-musicians.
Pants on Fire’s brand new show will be an adaptation of Carlo Collodi’s Adventures of Pinocchio. Set in the world of a 1950s sci-fi b movie with a soundtrack of dubstep barbershop mash-up. Expect puppetry, live music, epic storytelling, dynamic, ingenious stagecraft and retro American TV commercials!
Sarah Jones is a ventriloquist comedian from Melbourne, Australia. Described by reviewers as “the best introduction to modern ventriloquism one could hope to see.” Come and see why everyone is talking about the girl who talks to herself.
Wilkinson and Ford met in 2005. Six years later they joined forces by recklessly losing the ‘and’ to become Wilkinson Ford. This popular comedy duo bring you an hour of high energy, mirthful live sketches, film interludes and all round side-splitting silliness in their new show, Webmasters. There’ll be hashtaggin’ in the streets as their playful, friendly and often surreal style explores the comical world of the World Wide Web and asks, does anyone still poke? A must-see for 2013.
Olaf and Olga known as the Almond Siblings are here on An inter-cultural exchange with Shirley Bassey singing her songs while she is singing their’s in their Country of Kiniki. It is their intention to educate London about their Home land Traditions as they are the first to ever leave their Village Pinoushka famous for their Almonds. This physical Comedy double act invites the Audience on an exciting interactive adventure with music, dance, acrobatics and a whole lot of laughter.
Joe deVivre: Joe deVivre and the Circle of Friend
Joe is a cabaret pianist and song interpreter. Radina is a Russian performance artist. Together they are attempting to exorcise some pretty serious demons, through the duelling mediums of music and art. Please show the requisite decorum, and refrain from laughter or applause – This is not Blackpool pier.
Gabby Best: Marijana
Character comedy from the winner of the Funny Women Awards 2012.
Lilly SnatchDragon: Thai Beginnings
Poor Thai Lilly needs to find a husband, or should we say a British passport? In this act she asks the audience to help her to seduce the man of her dreams. With a raunchy play on stereotypes this Thai bride will surely give you a “happy ending”.
Following appearances in ‘The IT Crowd’ (C4), ‘Let’s Dance for Comic Relief’ (BBC1), ‘10 O’Clock Live’ (C4), comedian, writer and soon a regular on ‘Live at the Electric’ (BBC3), Jacob Edwards proudly presents his unique brand of character comedy. “An urbane, moronic and hedonistic clown. Hilarious” ★★★★ Three Weeks. “Exceptional comic timing… Anyone who can reduce a room to hysterical tears for such a long period is certainly one to watch. Pure brilliance” Chortle.
Scarlett Belle: Scarlett Fever
Scarlett is one one the most promising up and coming dancers on the London cabaret scene. She has performed all over the UK and is competing for the title of Miss
Viva Las Vegas in Vegas at the end of march. Prepare to be whipped into a frenzy by her hour glass curves and feisty classic style. Be warned…. you too may leave with Scarlett Fever!”
Casual Violence are the UK’s most physically attractive award-winning comedy collective. We’re super-funny, so we do sketches and plays and songs and things.