Palladium (venue 26), Broughton Pl (0131-556 6969), 11pm; to 2 Sept
Within minutes, these ladies have the audience eating out of their laps - literally. Notorious throughout the festival as the "lesbian trapeze show", it's really about corsages, hats, pearl chokers, tattoos, flowers, blindfolds, candles and fruit. It must be gratifying for the performers to see how quickly women in the audience adapt to the thrill of eating a strawberry from the cleavage of a stranger in front of 300 other people. And that's only the warm-up. The main point of the show is a skilful series of trapeze acts, linked by a theme of decadent vaudeville and pleasure- seeking. The action proceeds at a leisurely pace, wreathed in smiles and gentle eroticism. Forget the shock-factor; enjoy the rest.
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