David Bowie inspired the Rock and Roll circus at the Fringe Festival


Edinburgh Bowie fans can gear up for a new show at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, a rock and roll circus inspired by the iconic star.

Called Rebel, the show aims to celebrate the glam rock star in a circus spectacle filled with stunts, articles and a live band playing some of the biggest hits from the singer’s 50-year career.

The show is inspired by Bowie’s words: “I want to tart rock up. I don’t want to come out of my fantasies to go on stage, I want to take them on stage with me.

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The show also won’t have his band hanging out at the back of the stage. Each band member is also a circus performer and their acts will be part of the action. The show will include aerial numbers performed to the sound of Space Oddity, Let’s Dance and Lazarus.

Featuring Australian, New Zealand and American cast members, Rebel will make their international debut at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival after achieving huge success in Australia.



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Elena Kirschbaum, the show’s director, said: “The rock ‘n’ roll circus is perfect for Bowie, with its glamour, whimsy and showmanship. Rebel aims to be more than a tribute, but to capture the aesthetic and spirit of a performer who captivated the world for five decades.

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