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Lobster Quadrille


Venue:The Free Sisters, 139 Cowgate Edinburgh EH1 1JS
Phone: 0131 622 6802
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Ticket Prices: Free  
Room: The Gothic Room
AUG 15 at 18:15 (60 min)
Venue:The Newsroom, 5 - 11 Leith Street Edinburgh EH1 3AT
Phone: 0131 557 5830
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Ticket Prices: Free  
Room: The Downstairs Bar
AUG 3-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-27 at 12:00 (60 min)
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Carabet is a light and escapist comedy show coming to Edinburgh fresh from gigs all over Europe. This trio of Gaulier trained performers use clown, physical comedy, improvisation and music to create an anarchic world of leek eating, grass cutting, toe balancing characters. Shoes turn into a clocks, ladies into squares, and stern women into mischievous children. A tour de force of character based lunacy.

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August 16, 2017  The List
Amusingly innovative show of cinematic comedy-theatre from physical trio

Lobster Quadrille's Carabet is an hour of absurd theatre from the Philippe Gaulier-trained trio that (as you'd expect) is low on traditional jokes and punchlines, but is gripping and disarmingly funny nonetheless. The universe that Carabet operates in is an unsettling one: compliments are taken as a threat, waiters don't acknowledge your ghostly presence, and a walk in the park contains a few surreal Blue Jam-esque twists. In the innovation stakes (and with its creators showing a similar penchant for wonderfully bizarre costumes), Carabet calls to mind the world created by superb double act Beard, last spotted here in 2015.

The trio, made up of Firdaws Fourcroy, Paulina Lenoir and Alasdair Saksena, have crafted an hour that's almost always amusing, and occasionally strikes gold. They're magnificent physical comedians, but what really sets Carabet apart is the soundtrack which lends it a cinematic flow.

Saksena's renditions of 'Blue Moon' and Peter Sarstedt's 'Where Do You Go to My Lovely?' are genuinely tender and impressive, with Fourcroy and Lenoir harmonising to great effect, while the whole show is backed by a soundscape of flamenco guitar, creepy piano interludes and slices of operatic singing. Those prepared to take leave of reality and get lost for one hour should look no further. Click Here

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