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.