Archive | August, 2012

Bourgeois and Maurice

9 Aug

One of the first shows I saw at Underbelly this week was electrifying cabaret duo, Bourgeois and Maurice.   Armed with outrageous costumes and multiple instruments, among them a key-tar, Bourgeois and Maurice bring a little bit of Ga-Ga glam to the world of cabaret.  Their songs sound like catchy pop tunes but the words drip with satire on issues like global warming, European economic crisis and – my personal favourite – the woes of social media.  Some might describe their message as very left-wing, but for those political innocents like myself who don’t really know any better (or care), it’s an entertaining hour of toe-tapping music laced with delightfully biting humour.  Many times throughout their set I found myself thinking “Yeah…yeah you’re right!”

I think anyone who is in the mood for upbeat fun – and a LOT of sequins – will love the sassy musical stylings of Bourgeois and Maurice. ❤

 

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The Festival Fringe! Take 1

5 Aug

The Fringe has officially begun!!  And I plan to MILK it for all it’s worth.  Excuse the cow pun, but don’t mooove on too quickly.  Guaranteed there will be many, many more to come.  A newly-acquired wealth of cow puns is just one of the many benefits of working at the Underbelly, one of the flagship venues of the Festival Fringe.  More about this later, but before I move on I want to introduce you to Violet, our beautiful upside down purple cow.  She is part theatre space and part Fringe icon…isn’t she a beauty?   Udderbelly

You can find her grazing in Bristo Square by the University of Edinburgh.  And her other sister venues are in located in the appropriately-named Cowgate, near the Grassmarket.  It’s the latter venue that houses the little Press Office where I’ve been spending most of my waking hours over the past week and learning all the juicy mysteries of press & marketing.