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  • Writer's pictureJenna Cockburn

REVIEW: Tutu | Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2023

"Slapstick humour with smattering of beautifully poignant performances to boot!"

Bringing you a colossal collision of dance and comedy is the show, TUTU, with an all-male cast of 6 dancers, embellished in ever-changing, flamboyant costumes.

Paying homage and irreverence of an industry that tends to take itself too seriously, the 6 Chicos Mambo dancers prove that they too have the elegance and poise to perform Swan Lake (all be it a hip hop version), as well as an awkward Dirty Danc[ing].

Slapstick humour a plenty in this show, with a smattering of beautifully poignant performances to boot.

With effective lighting and sound effects, awesome performances by men in tulle and tiny pants, TUTU is on pointe.




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