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Doris, Dolly and the Dressing Room Divas – Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Writer: Morag Fullerton

Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys

You would be hard-pressed to find more bang for your buck anywhere else on the Fringe this year.Frances Thorburn, Gail Watson and Clare Waugh, (under the musical direction of the award-winning Hilary Brooks) deliver not only the Doris and Dolly of the title but Judy and Liza and just a spoonful of a potty-mouthed Julie Andrews in Morag Fullerton’s hysterical backstage exposéof thebiggest divas of the 20th Century.

Under the considerablelaughs there are some fascinating glimpses into these incredible women’s lives: the tales of Garland and Minnellishow stunning similarities – gay fathers and husbands as do their’s with Doris Day, with her”enthusiastically encouraging” German mother and there’s the hugely disgruntled Julie Andrews too – thoroughly hacked-off by her goody-goody image. The only diva who has no skeletons in her closet is the irrepressible Dolly Parton – the shrewdest operator of them all.

The laughs and stories here are more than enough but what sets this show into the stratosphere are the knock-out vocals of the trio of actresses: Thorburn, Watson and Waugh are fabulously talented, but it is Watson who getsthe prize for most impressive vocals with her spot on takes on Parton, Andrews and Garland.

This is a stunner of a show and you’d be a fool to miss it.

Runs until 30th August 2015

 

Writer: Morag Fullerton Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys You would be hard-pressed to find more bang for your buck anywhere else on the Fringe this year.Frances Thorburn, Gail Watson and Clare Waugh, (under the musical direction of the award-winning Hilary Brooks) deliver not only the Doris and Dolly of the title but Judy and Liza and just a spoonful of a potty-mouthed Julie Andrews in Morag Fullerton's hysterical backstage exposéof thebiggest divas of the 20th Century. Under the considerablelaughs there are some fascinating glimpses into these incredible women's lives: the tales of Garland and Minnellishow stunning similarities - gay fathers and husbands…

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