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NAOMI MCDONALD: STARDUMB

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Venue:Fireside, 20 East Market Street Edinburgh EH8 8FS
Phone: No Phone
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Ticket Prices: Free  
Room: Arch III
AUG 2-14 at 15:45 (60 min)
 
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Impressionist Naomi McDonald smashes down the doors to celebs' dressing rooms, grabs them by the scruff of the neck and body slams them onto the stage. Nigella Lawson defrosts meals in her bathtub, Melania Trump hits the bottle hard and Adele sings her heart out over a custard cream. Sharon Osbourne and Britney Spears will be there! Make sure you are too!

As seen and heard on BBC Radio 2, Sky, CBeebies, Cartoon Network. ‘Brilliant impressions!’ (Rory Bremner). ‘Great voices! Really made me laugh!’ (Chris Barry). ‘Tour de force’ (Terry Mynott).


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August 12, 2018  Chortle
To corrupt the old football chant, she mainly wins when she’s singing.

Impressionist Naomi McDonald makes a robust Fringe debut, mimicking plenty of celebrities from the tabloid end of the spectrum – Sharon Osbourne, Cheryl, Kerry Katona – and making a decent fist of all of them.

However she generally hasn’t quite found the holy grail of impersonators, of being able to create caricatures that could almost stand alone as comedy characters if you didn’t know the celebrity being spoofed.

Lewis MacLoud’s Nigel ‘no, let me speak’ Farage on Dead Ringers is probably the best example of this. In comparison, McDonald’s take on Bear Grylls in Waitrose feels rather flat, and that’s before we add in all the predicable references to faddish foods.

One clear exception is McDonald’s Fearne Cotton, who is a delight – absolutely bonkers and giddily happy with the fact, striking all manner of bizarre angular poses as she speaks. No wonder McDonald returns to her to introduce several of the other creations. McDonald adopts an even weirder position as Kim Kardashian, literally talking out of her arse.

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