‘Bring all your feminist pals’: Fringe Wives Club’s Glittery Clittery – Edinburgh Fringe

In Cabaret, Comedy, Edinburgh Festival, Festivals, Opinion, Plays, Reviews, Scotland by Laura KresslyLeave a Comment

Guest reviewer: Joanna Trainor

“We’re not here for your pleasure.” “Consent is hot.” The Fringe Wives Club need some merch with these slogans on. Glittery Clittery has everything you need for a cult feminist disco, plus a labia costume.

There is nothing quite like being in a room with other feminists when you’re all cheering, weeping, and whooping at the same parts of the show. The atmosphere is always going to be electric. Sometimes in life you just need to be lifted up by a group of fabulous women, singing about how we deserve pockets.

And the whole of the audience appreciates it just as much as you do. Seriously though, give us pockets, patriarchy. At its best, the arts, and the Fringe, in particular, can remind you of all the things you have in common with other people, and Glittery Clittery does that perfectly. It’s a club you’re going to want a membership card for.

As well as political anthems about pockets and fuckboy feminists, the cabaret also includes a brilliant gameshow called Lagoon of Mystery. Contestants have to name various parts of the vulva as well as make up their own name for it. My favourite that evening was Wizard Tunnel, because it is pretty damn magic.

Fringe Wives Club have created a gorgeous, glitzy cabaret you need to go to. Bring all your feminist pals, clap, whoop, nearly cry a bit and just remember that you’re part of a kickass community.

Fringe Wives Club: Glittery Clittery runs until 26 August.

The Play’s the Thing UK is committed to covering fringe and progressive theatre in London and beyond. It is run entirely voluntarily and needs regular support to ensure its survival. For more information and to help The Play’s the Thing UK provide coverage of the theatre that needs reviews the most, visit its patreon.

Laura Kressly on Twitter
Laura Kressly
Laura is a US immigrant who has lived in the UK since 2004. Originally trained as an actor with a specialism in Shakespeare, she enjoyed many pre-recession years working as a performer, director and fringe theatre producer. When the going got too tough, she took a break to work in education as a support worker, then a secondary school drama teacher. To keep up with the theatrical world, she started reviewing for Everything Theatre and Remotegoat in 2013. In 2015, Laura started teaching part time in order to get back into theatre. She is now a freelance fringe theatre producer and runs her independent blog, theplaysthethinguk.com.
Read more...

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Laura Kressly on Twitter
Laura Kressly
Laura is a US immigrant who has lived in the UK since 2004. Originally trained as an actor with a specialism in Shakespeare, she enjoyed many pre-recession years working as a performer, director and fringe theatre producer. When the going got too tough, she took a break to work in education as a support worker, then a secondary school drama teacher. To keep up with the theatrical world, she started reviewing for Everything Theatre and Remotegoat in 2013. In 2015, Laura started teaching part time in order to get back into theatre. She is now a freelance fringe theatre producer and runs her independent blog, theplaysthethinguk.com.