The posse return to the Fringe for yet another healthy dose of good old fashioned entertainment.
Set in a caberet bar the 'customers' take to their seats and order drinks, whilst fairy lights twinkle upon the red mesh background of the small stage. The ensembe offer us an hour of entertainment combining magic tricks, music, storytelling and comedy. All of which is presented to us by compere Frisco Fred.
Both energetic and enigmatic, Frisco impresses as a juggler, performing cheeky and surprisingly daring stunts. Big Al Catraz wows with smart card tricks, much to the audience's delight. Lyn-Ruth Miller takes to the stage and performs an extract of her story beautifully although far too brief - but the full version is elsewhere at the Fringe this year. Musician Kitten on the Keys performs peculiar yet jaunty songs rather oddly dedicated to her love of salty meat (rich in innuendo). She does this in a Betty Boop fashion that provokes a rather bewildered reaction amongst the audience.
The gem of the show comes undoubtedly from Pocket Fox, two fashionably scruffy, long haired musicians. Pocket Fox perform the most outlandish version of Sweet Child of Mine that I have ever heard, and they do it on ukuleles. Sadly time permits a mere one song set for these perfectly bizarre rockers.
The final act of the evening comes from 1950' attired wise guy magician Jay Alexander. Alexander baffles the audience with numerous tricks which I deem as totally inexplicable. Very impressive stuff.
Fast paced with no opportunity for boredom All-star comedy is big on entertainment. Fun for the whole family.