Friday, 14 August 2015

EdFringe Review: Dillie Keane at Underbelly, George Square

Dillie Keane
Underbelly, George Square (Venue 300)
18:05 / 1 hour 5 minutes
Reviewed on Sunday 9th August 2015

Warm, charming and slightly crazy, I want Dillie Keane to be my best friend. Fascinating Aïda were supposed to be playing the fringe this year, but sadly following Adèle Anderson's cancer diagnosis their show was cancelled. Keane has stepped in and created a new solo show in which she premieres some brand new numbers and performs some old favourites that she has co-written with Anderson

Keane is not to be messed with - she knows her stuff and works the audience spectacularly. This superbly crafted show features an array of beautifully down to earth songs. Some may be touching and some may be humorous, but they all speak volumes. 

Keane growls her way through the comedic numbers, and sits at the piano with a twinkle in her eye for some of the most poignant moments. There are songs about falling in love, falling out of love, coming face to face with an arch enemy and - my personal favourite - what it would be like to be a lesbian. Keane has no boundaries; she is unpredictable and naturally hysterical. I didn't want the show to end!

Reviewed by Andrew Tomlins (Editor)

Dillie Keane runs at Underbelly, George Square until 31st August 2015.
Click here for info and tickets.

1 comment:

  1. I can quite honestly say I completely agree. I saw Dillie last night and I agree with your review, she was simply brilliant to watch. I sat mid front row and she was looking over my left shoulder to the lady behind when she sang about 'Pam'. Fantastic.
    Wishing the dame get well soon wishes as I'd love to see the ladies back on stage together but in the absence of Anderson, Keane made my evening.