Talk of the Town: Rory’s class act is festival fodder

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HE’S used to serving up hilarious takes of the rich and famous – but in his latest role he’s just serving.

Edinburgh-born impressionist Rory Bremner is to make his theatrical debut, playing a butler in a revival of Noel Coward’s Relative Values alongside Caroline Quentin and Patricia Hodge.

The play, set in the 1950s, is about the culture clash between the world of Hollywood film stars and the English aristocracy.

The comic – who provided voices for Spitting Image in the early days of his career – will appear in the play, directed by Sir Trevor Nunn, at the Theatre Royal in Bath in June . . . which gives him plenty of time to haul the show home for an appearance at the Festival.

Favourite waist of time

GOOD news – Laing Watch Gallery on Frederick Street has secured one of 500 limited-edition Breitling Navitimer Blue Sky watches.

Bad news – it will set you back £6600. Still, always nice to push the boat out sometimes . . .

Buy two tomorrow …

KRISPY Kreme, the Capital’s shop de jour, has applied for a 5am catering licence – and not before time.

According to staff at the US doughnut chain’s branch at Hermiston Gait, residents are so desperate they have been turning up at all hours.

One stunned worker posted on Facebook: “We have drivers coming up in the middle of the night to see if we are open but we are closed! Although the staff are in processing doughnuts!”

Lots of Blarney

over the top sarnie

THE rise of the celebrity chef continues to bring the worlds of food and art together.

The two should combine spectacularly in Livingston today at the British Sandwich Designer of the Year competition 2013. The national heat at West Lothian College will see fantastically filled treats shaped up in front of a panel of judges.