PIAF – 22-25 August, 8pm, The Famous Spiegeltent
It’s not often you see something happen during a performance that turns it from being the merely spectacular into the unforgettable, but Tuesday night’s audience at the Spiegeltent in George Street for PIAF witnessed something quite extraordinary.
Originally published: 13 August 2010 at EdinburghFestival.org
“Ah want your dug to come and apologise tae mah dug.”
“Apologise? Tae your dug? How exactly am ah gonnae manage that?”
“No mah problem. You trained it. And no very well, ah might add…”
Originally published: 7 August 2010 at EdinburghFestival.org
Forgetting for a moment the stage presence, timing, and charisma of two faces we’re more used to seeing on Television, in Michael Urie [Twitter] (‘Ugly Betty’) and George Wendt [Twitter] (Norm in ‘Cheers’), the real revelation in this performance is when the ensemble gather on stage and lead off with comically mismatched accounts of the same events from the autobiographies of Debbie Reynolds and Liz Taylor.