sid-val1.websiteA comedy double-act from writer/performer Sue MacLaine and Emma Kilbey, prostate debuting at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe:

Old time vaudevillian, for sale tap dancer and acrobat, Sid Lester helped make variety great and now he wants one last shot. He is resentfully assisted by his daughter Valerie, eager to launch a new career as singer/impressionist and leave her job as a taxicab controller behind. Sid’s performance style is influenced by his old chums Tadeusz Kantor and Tommy Cooper; Valerie’s by Shirley Bassey. Together they attempt to entertain with balloons, a raffle, talking birds, toffees, some singing, jokes, a shuffle step hop, guest spots and interactive games.

Packed lunches welcome.

1.30pm, 19-25 August
Red Lecture Theatre
Summerhall
Booking details: http://festival.summerhall.co.uk/event/sid-and-valerie/

Venue: Summerhall

Summerhall Place EH9 1QH