VENUES ACROSS THE CITY FROM TODAY TO OCTOBER 16
Slinkily removing elbow-length lace gloves with shiny incisors framed by scarlet-painted lips is not the preserve of twentysomething Goth girls who are proud of their assets at Glasgow’s Cabaret Festival. No sirree!
Lynn Ruth Miller has travelled all the way from San Francisco to present her show, Approaching 80. A veteran cougar on the prowl, she will, in fact, celebrate her 78th birthday during her visit, although it is as yet unclear how far burlesque’s oldest stripping granny will go. She’s at Glasgow Art Club on Friday from 8pm.
Other stars of the very varied programme include Frisky and Mannish (pictured), the popular music send-up double-act whose Edinburgh Fringe shows have paved the way for televisual stardom (The Arches on Friday and Saturday, October 15, 7.30pm) and Zoie Kennedy, who appears in and co-created Once Bitten, at Cottiers Theatre tonight, 7.30pm. She is better known as Staff Nurse Meryl Taylor in ITV’s retro medical drama Heartbeat spin-off The Royal, which flatlined and breathed its last in July of this year. Ms Kennedy is yet in her early 30s.
Further performances take place at the Tron, the Garage, the Rio Cafe, the Pavilion, Glasgow University Union, and, of course, Nude in Ashton Lane – visit www.glasgowcabaretfestival.com for full details. The whole event is being funded in the modern way by crowdsourcing and those with deep pockets can still help out and pick up the prime incentive of a full cabaret performance in the comfort of your own (or someone else’s) home.