Finger in the Pie Cabaret – September 2014

 

We’ll be kicking off our Autumn and Winter season with our famous Edinburgh Fringe after party – including free entry to anyone who brings their Edinburgh Fringe staff or artists pass. We’ll be celebrating the end of the festival season with a stella line-up including American stand-up Desiree Burch ‘Funny, frank, eloquent’ ★★★★ – The Scotsman, Bawdsville will be presenting their bawdy vaudevillian retelling of the classic fairytale the Red Shoes, we have outstanding physical comedy from E4’s Cassie Atkinson, we’ll be hosting a bevy of burlesque beauties including Kim Khaos, Linka Rose, Calibre Blue and Nina LaBelle, and if that wasn’t enough we’ll be welcoming back the retro sensation of close harmony heroics – The Tootsie Rollers: all woven together by our hostess with the mostess, the incomparable vixen of vaudeville, the blonde bombshell with legs to die for – the one and only Michael Twaits.

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SEPTEMBER 7 FULL LINE-UP
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THE TOOTSIE ROLLERS

Described as ‘The Spice Girls meet The Andrews Sisters’ The Tootsies met five years ago when cast together in retro musical ‘Mack & Mabel’ . It was love at first sight & having had the time of their lives on the show the girls made the decision that they must find a way to continue performing together and sharing their passion for all things vintage… The Tootsie Rollers were born!

Cute, sassy, sexy and fun, The Tootsie Rollers are this season’s must-have vintage accessory!

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KIM KHAOS
EL TIGRE GRIND

Beware of El Tigre! A lonely jaguar stalks the deepest, darkest heart of the jungle looking for her prey and is overcome by desire when she finds it!



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DESIREE BURCH
52 MAN PICKUP

In this excerpt from international solo hit ’52 Man Pickup’, Desiree Burch, one of Huffington Post’s ‘Favorite Female Comedians’, makes use of comedy, poetry, and card games in her ‘sometimes raunch, sometimes funny, always honest accounts of misadventures on [the] road to self-discovery’ ★★★★ – Time Out . ‘Such a funny, frank, eloquent, entertaining and perceptive raconteur… positively poetic’ ★★★★ – The Scotsman.



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LINKA ROSE
KAROLINKA

Hailing from the mystical woods of rural Poland, Karolinka journeys to the dazzling lights of Hounslow, where she discovers her inner sensual being…with the aid of an intoxicating scent…

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CASSIE ATKINSON
VICKY

With Bouffon inspired comedy Cassie has recently appeared as Gemma in the e4 comedy ‘Drifters’ and has just been crowned as Bolton’s Princess of comedy. (‘The most vivacious presence on stage’ – Financial Times, ‘Hilarious Northerner – Made in Shoreditch, ‘A conviction that certainly entertains’ – Chortle)

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BAWDSVILLE
THE BALLERINA & THE DUMMY

Bawdsville’s Unruly Scrumptious & Violet Surrender offer up a comedic, twisted romance between a lonely ballerina and a ventriloquist dummy. Told through the medium of bastardized mime and dance and inspired by ‘The Red Shoes.’ This is a bawdy vaudevillian retelling of a fairytale love that just will not die.

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CALIBRE BLUE
CHERRY PIE

It’s Calibre Blue; the sensational thunder from down under! A hot shoe shuffling showgirl, she’s got leg’s for miles and a super infectious smile, with plenty of cheek and a whole lot of sass!

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ROSEANNA
TRAVELLING LIGHT

Roseanna has performed in shows covering a variety of different genres, and in many Burlesque and Cabaret venues across the UK. Every year Roseanna takes to The Edinburgh Festival Fringe and now invites you to ‘Travelling Light’: a night of laughter, story telling and song as she reveals all about growing up a Gyspy in the world of cabaret…with some familiar songs and unfamiliar stories, you are guaranteed to laugh your pants off.

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NINA LABELLE
BATHING IN SAPPHIRE

Nina’s latest routine that will be exploding onto stages in 2014, is her most lavish yet. Inspired by the precious gem stone Sapphire, Nina has crafted a routine that is breath-takingly beautiful with a costume made of over 20,000 rhinestones. The audience are treated to a mesmerizing silk fan dance and an extremely erotic finale.

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MISS OOPSIE OOOHH
THE DINER

Miss Oopsie Ooohh is a waitress in a 1950’s diner. As the Diner becomes busy she spills, shimmies and sploshes her way through. Be warned, things are going to get messy!

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BEN WATSON
HISTORY OF EVERYTHING (IN 5 MINUTE)

To use the words of Ronseal Quick drying woodstain “does exactly what it says on the tin” Everythng thats ever happend in the world, the universe and life itself ever ever…in 5 minutes, give or take the odd one or two things! A fast frenetic physical theatre comedy piece. ‘John Cleese with sex appeal’ – The Scotsman ‘a manic performance of the first order that must wear him out’ – The Stage.

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