Curiosity Killed The Cabaret

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The Edinburgh Fringe is the home to some of the best cabaret acts the world has to offer and back in 2010 Fringe Radio 4 bought you a selection of some of the most talked about cabaret acts who appeared over the Festival.

Australian cabaret legend Ali McGregor (La Clique and Opera Burlesque), who recently hosted a Late-Nite Variety-Nite Night at The Assembly Rooms, hosted a special Radio 4 late night review show Curiosity Killed The Cabaret.

She introduced the cream of the cabaret acts appearing at the 2010 Fringe including Frisky and Mannish, Oompah Brass, Asher Treleaven and Fitzrovia Radio Hour.

Producer: Paul Russell

A Open Mike Production for BBC Radio 4.

Ali McGregor hosts a show featuring the best cabaret acts at the 2010 Edinburgh Fringe.

Some of the most interesting acts appearing at this year's Edinburgh Fringe will be from the cabaret world.

Established cabaret singer Ali McGregor hosts a half hour show featuring the best acts appearing at this year's Fringe.

Recorded at the Pleasance Beyond, Ali will be introducing:

Oompah Brass, a 'rock'n'roll oompah band' displaying their 'expert horn blowage', who perform covers of pop classics.

Frisky and Mannish, the celebrated musical comedy duo who've been described as 'the spirit of inventive, spangly silliness'.

Fitzrovia Radio Hour, a group of amazing actors bringing alive the spirit of 50s radio drama ('lovingly recreated spoofs of fifties radio drama do not come better than this'), who'll be creating a new spiffing radio drama.

Anil Desai, a comedian who'll be performing a vast array of impressions in a bewilderingly short space of time.

Asher Treleavan, Australian comedian and oddball ('tantalising moments of scintilating genius'), who'll be performing a very alternative version of a literary classic.

And host Ali McGregor will herself be demonstrating her amazing vocal talent and highly alternative cover versions.

Simply the best cabaret performers at this year's Edinburgh Fringe, in one bite-sized chunk.

An Open Mike production for BBC Radio 4.