Edinburgh Competition Fringe 2019 REVIEW An Night With out Kate Bush ★★★★ – The Edinburgh Reporter

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This one-woman PBH Free Fringe present by Sarah-Louise Younger drew in a packed out crowd from the Kate Bush neighborhood.

It’s these followers who’re very a lot centre-stage for elements of the present. They sing the canine barking backing vocals on Hounds of Love whereas one couple replicates the Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush promo video for Don’t Give Up. Babushka sung utterly in Russian was an early spotlight serving to set the tone for a playful ambiance.

The songs are stitched along with comical and poignant fan tales from across the globe drawn from conversations or YouTube feedback. Younger introduced one thing of the essence of Bush to the stage, notably by way of motion.

A homage to the Operating Up That Hill video had everybody engrossed and misplaced within the second whereas James And The Chilly Gun was a puckish and energetic nod to her early tv appearances.

A straight rendition of The Man With The Little one In His Eyes captured Bush’s ethereal late 70s essence. Younger additionally has the voice and phrasing to hold it off not like the deluge of Kate Bush tribute acts. There’s solely a small handful who can replicate the singer’s distinctive voice.

Younger can rely herself amongst that choose group.

Picture Richard Purden