Tina T'urner Tea Lady - Review
(La Favorita Freestival)
This was my first show at the free fringe this year and I want to get something out of the way quickly. Free Fringe does NOT mean a drop in quality. You only have to pay to see some shows to realise that. The Fringe is an expensive business. If you are new or unknown, it does not matter how much talent you have, there is a good chance you would lose a lot of money if it were not for Free Fringe Venues. The Free Fringe is excellent. Now that we have got that out of the way, we can move on.
A friend of mine recommended Tina T'urner and I had been a bit reticent because (shamefully) I am not a huge fan of her music. However, as with all good cabaret artists, that did not really seem to matter. Tracey Collins, who plays a number of characters including my favourite, Audrey Heartburn, is talented, funny and energetic in her performance.
The show goes as you would expect it, a number of crowd pleasing songs, lots of laughs and a little bit of weird added in.
Without meaning to make a terrible pun, it was not entirely my cup of tea, even if it did make me smile. But if late night cabaret (even when it's performed at 2.30 in the afternoon, another Fringe quirk), then I really think it is worth going to and giving her a handsome donation at the end.
This was simply fun and as such it receives an 'Entertaining' Splendid Fairy Wren (see my review system here)