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EDINBURGH 2009: FRANK SKINNER’S CREDIT CRUNCH CABARET HEADS TO THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE

Frank Skinner’s Credit Crunch Cabaret will take up residence in Edinburgh for the Festival Fringe. The hour-and-a-half show will run in the Assembly Rooms from the 14th to 30th August, with extra late shows between 27th to 29th August.

FRANK SKINNER added: “I'm really excited for two different reasons. From a totally selfish point of view I love hosting the Credit Crunch Cabaret and I love being in Edinburgh. From a less selfish point of view, I love the fact we're doing a 90-minute show with top-notch acts for only a tenner.”

At its original residence - The Lyric Theatre on Shaftsbury Avenue - the cabaret night offered Londoners the chance to experience a variety of acclaimed comics, West End performers and music acts together on one bill for just £10. In Edinburgh Frank will bring together acts from all corners of the Edinburgh Festival into one show - again for £10. Artists who made it possible by agreeing to perform for a fraction of their usual rates included (in alphabetical order): CHRIS ADDISON, DAVID BADDIEL, TOM BASDEN, SIMON BRODKIN, IAN BROUDIE (THE LIGHTNING SEEDS), HUGH CORNWELL (THE STRANGLERS), JENNY ECLAIR, CONNIE FISHER, GOLDIE LOOKING CHAIN, DAVE GORMAN, RICHARD HERRING, RUSSELL HOWARD, TIM KEY, LEE MACK, MICHAEL McINTYRE, AL MURRAY - THE PUB LANDLORD, PUNT & DENNIS, ISY SUTTIE, TARA PALMER-TOMKINSON and WE ARE KLANG.

FRANK SKINNER won the prestigious Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Festival in 1991. Sixteen years later he chose to debut his first new stand-up material in ten years at the 2007 Festival, returning to the venue of his Perrier Award winning show - the 175-seater Pleasance Cabaret Bar - for a two-week sell-out run, before embarking on a 100,000 ticket national tour.

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Frank Skinner’s Credit Crunch Cabaret is at Assembly Rooms, Music Room. Every day from 14th to the 30th August (except Monday 17th) - with extra late shows from the 27th to 29th August. On sale from 10th June.


What the press has said about Frank Skinner’s Credit Crunch Cabaret:


“Tickets for Skinner's cabaret cost a tenner - which is hard to sneeze at, even in the chilly depths of this discontented winter. …Skinner is the ideal compere for this event: a comic everyman and a great ad-libber.”
Brian Logan, The Guardian

“An ambitious enterprise and the opening night did not disappoint. Skinner was in his element as compere, tack-sharp and topical… deserves a financier-sized bonus for his efforts… one would have to be clinically depressed not to enjoy an evening like this.”
Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard


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