ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses recommends three former winners of the ThreeWeeks Editors’ Awards who return with new shows to Fringe 2011.
Cabaret Whore: More! More! More! (pictured)
A ThreeWeeks Editors’ Award winner and a perennial favourite with our reviewers, Sarah-Louise Young returns to Edinburgh this year with the latest in her series of ‘Cabaret Whore’ shows. I feel it’s not long before we can start calling her a ‘doyenne’ of the Fringe. If she keeps on coming back, that is. Anyway, roll up, roll up, for some brilliant character comedy and songs.
Underbelly, 4 – 28 Aug, 4.55pm (5.55pm), tickets from £9.00, fpp 9.
Bane 1, 2 and 3
Last year, we gave the fabulously talented Joe Bone an award for his two shows, ‘Bane’ and ‘Bane 2′. This year he’s back with an entire trilogy, featuring the brand-new ‘Bane 3′. For the uninitiated, these one man, prop-less shows parody film genres and US pulp fiction, and have garnered plaudits all over the critical press. See ‘Bane’ on Tuesdays and Fridays, ‘Bane 2′ on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and ‘Bane 3′ on Thursdays, Mondays and Sundays.
Pleasance Dome, 3 – 28 Aug, 5.20pm (6.20pm), tickets from £10.00, fpp241.
Delete The Banjax
Our reviewers love Delete The Banjax. And we love the fact that this is a new comedy outfit who started out in the wonderful Free Fringe and subsequently moved into the comedy programme at The Pleasance. And the ratings our reviewers have given them have gone up year on year, to the 5/5 we gave them last Fringe ahead of their ThreeWeeks Editors’ Award win. Alas, our rules dictate, they can’t get a 6/5 review this year. But look, we’re recommending them without even seeing the new show, so that’s a step up. Well worth a look for some quality sketch comedy.
Pleasance Courtyard, 3 – 29 Aug, 6.20pm (7.20pm), tickets from £8.50, fpp 66.