Edinburgh Castle in the sunshine
I travelled up to Edinburgh with Glorian Gray and Havana Hurricane and after dumping all of our stuff in the flat we were sharing, we headed into the city centre to have a look around and get our bearings.
The Royal Mile
My first show of my Fringe run was Lili La Scala's 'Another F*cking Variety Show' in the Ace Dome at the Pleasance Dome, and it was an incredible line-up to kick off my week, including Beatrix Von Bourbon, Boy With Tape On His Face, Abi Collins, Dusty Limits and more!
With Beatrix, and a tiny Amelie Soleil!
The weather was on our side today and we made the most of it, wandering through the city in the sunshine and visiting vintage stores
Vintage Store ** You know you're in Scotland when...
In the evening I went with Glorian and Havana to their show: 'Gutter Lane' at Jekyll and Hyde
Glorian and Havana ready to perform
Then across town for my first show: Kabarett, at Voodoo Rooms
With Bettina Spankenhaus and the Phantom!
After Kabarett, Havana and I raced across town to the Sapphire Rooms to watch Joe Black's show 'Sex, Drugs and Vaudeville' which was amazing, then dashed back to Voodoo Rooms for 'Magic Faraway' which was my second show of the night.
With Josephine Shaker
And finally, Midnight Kabarett - also at the Voodoo Rooms, which meant that even though I had three shows in an evening, they were all in the same place, making life a LOT easier!
I managed to get hold of a couple of Fringe Guides so we planned shows that we wanted to see - we began by going to Counting House to watch Pete Saunders show 'Burlesque and Blues' which was fantastic, then Dave the Bear's show 'Hairy Pretty Things' at Fingers Piano Bar which was also brilliant!
My first show of the evening was 'Kabarett' at Voodoo Rooms, followed by 'Another F*cking Variety Show' at Pleasance. Both shows were packed and great fun!
How to remove glitter! With Lady Rizo and her entourage!
During the afternoon we visited Joe Black's apartment for tea in the sunshine, then in the evening I prepared for another two shows: this time the infamous 'Bongo Club Cabaret' where I finally got to meet the gorgeous Wild Card Kitty, and, after a race across town, 'Another F*cking Variety Show'
With Patrick Monahan at 'AFVS'
My last day in Edinburgh and I did it in style! Beginning with another 'Kabarett' at Voodoo Rooms:
After which I went across town to Assembly at George Square to watch Lady Rizo's amazing show, which is probably one of the best shows I've seen at the Fringe this year.
My final show was 'Another F*cking Variety Show': ending with a bang! And we all went for pizza afterwards!
Pizza! With Daniel Oldaker, Lisa Lottie, Matt Ricardo, Lili La Scala and Boy With Tape on His Face
Oh, and by 'all', I definitely mean ALL...
With Beatrix von Bourbon Cherryfox Cherry Loco, Amelie Soleil, Josephine Shaker, Sean Mooney, Lili La Scala, Mr Mistress, Tricity Vogue, Dee Itsy, Ria Lina and Paul Dabek
(And there was another table full around the corner as well!)
Amelie and Cherry Loco ** Tricity Vogue with Mr. Sniffles
I had a 5am coach to catch, but fortunately I was with cabaret folk who do not know the meaning of an early night, and they kept me awake long enough to make the hellish journey back home!
Club hopping, Cabaret Style!