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Newsrevue  30th  Anniversary - One4Review

It was 30 years ago that NewsRevue first graced the Edinburgh Fringe and although it was a few years after that that I started regularly attending shows in August since I discovered them in 1995 I don’t think I have missed a visit. The show concept doesn’t change four performers, Jo Bowis Adam Buchanan, James Kermack and Becky Moult are this years incumbents, accompanied by a piano run through the whole hour mercilessly lampooning those who need to be lampooned with biting satire, cutting comments, satirical reworking of songs and almost too much talent for such a small group. The packed sauna-like space were in hoots for the whole duration of this masterclass from the opening number’s re-working of Queen’s Flash to the reprise and such luminaries as Gordon, Cameron, Kate Winslett, Joanna Lumley, Max Clifford, Obama, Madonna, Andy Murray, Christiano Ronaldo and RyanAir were just some of the many who got the treatment. While their acting is very good, for me as always they are at their very best with the song parodies. I could listen to them all day given the chance. As always with this troupe the tickets soon become like gold dust so my advice is to get your now or there soon won’t be any left.   ****  

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