High 5, with Laurie Black

High 5, with Laurie Black

Classically trained pianist turned cabaret anarchist Laurie Black recently released third album Kink! – a collection of songs about BDSM and books. Laurie was crowned Emerging Artist at this year’s Adelaide Fringe 2018, and she is bringing her synth-rock cabaret show Bad Luck t0 the Edinburgh Fringe. AAA caught up with Laurie for a quick chat ahead of her visit. Bad Luck, Underbelly, Cowgate – Big Belly, 8.50pm, Aug 20-26, www.edfringe.com     Favourite Film  I’ve recently discovered two…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Dante’s History of the Banished, review

Edinburgh Fringe: Dante’s History of the Banished, review

Fun characters, life advice and a wee dram – Dante’s History of the Banished has everything you could hope for in Fringe show debut. Written and performed by 27-year-old Charlie V. Martin, this brand new show brings to life history and literature’s most famous exiles. Taking you on a journey through time, Charlie seamlessly slips into the persona of the titular Dante as well as Napoleon, Shakespeare’s King Lear and the Biblical Eve. One highlight is the audience interaction in which Napoleon – in a dead-pan French…

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