Comedy review: Alice Fraser: Empire

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Alice Fraser is all done up like a sexy little devil, with corset and little red padded wings. There’s not a lot of point to the costume, but it is probably good for marketing.

Gilded Balloon Teviot (Venue 14)

**

Fraser is trying to take on the big subjects of good and evil, right and wrong, with reference to history, politics and her own family. It’s all got a bit lost in translation. Her stories meander about and are hard to follow and her take on history and politics is confusing and unconvincing.

A weird heckle adds to the confusion and creates a tension Fraser doesn’t manage to diffuse.

Until 28 August. Today 10pm.