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Newsrevue - One4Review

I think it now common knowledge that Canal Café Theatres News revue is as much part of the Edinburgh scene in August as the Tattoo and is very nearly as popular, certainly far more so with this reviewer. For almost 20 years now I have had this production at the very top of my must see list and I have never been disappointed in their productions. The format does not change, four satirical satirists, this year Helen Colby, Katie Cotterell, Nick Afka and Will Allen backed up by perennial MD Pete Smith and a wicked repertoire of comic songs and bitingly ironic skits on the world of celebrity and politics. The list of those who are satirized is almost too vast, I certainly noted well over twenty different situations featuring such luminaries as Mugabwe, Brown George W, Ian Paisley, Richard & Judy, Amy Winehouse, Ann Robinson, Heather Mills…… the list could go on. This year’s move to the more spacious Cowbarn has introduced radio mikes for the first time and while there was the odd problem with these it certainly made the show accessible to the whole vast space. The whole production as always just oozes class from the off and even though it is very early in the run I would predict that tickets will soon be almost impossible to obtain except maybe from e-bay so get yours fast. ****

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