Young Elvis: He's Back

  • Frankenstein Pub - Bier Keller
  • 15:45
  • Aug 26
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 8+
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Fringe Management
  • Warnings and additional info: Venue Age Restriction: Strictly 18+ after 20:00. Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue. Venue Age Restriction: Strictly 18+ after 20:00
  • Accessibility:
    Sight not needed
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 6 months

Description

Following two triumphant sell-out years at the Fringe, the extraordinary Oliver Harris returns as the young and beautiful Elvis Presley. Receiving rave reviews, Oliver was voted as one of the top 10 shows to see on the Fringe by The Scotsman. A new programme of great Elvis Presley songs. So join us on the journey from The Wonder of You to American Trilogy. Be sure to get there early for this unmissable show.

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General venue access

  • Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: Four steps into the venue and then a further 16 steep steps to the performance level. Toilet facilities are on the performance level only.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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Annette Smeaton 35 days ago

Loved this performance. Came across it by chance and Im so glad we did - beautiful voice enjoyed by the whole audience who were swaying along.

Jean Anderson 39 days ago

We really enjoyed this show. Oliver Harris has a wonderful rich voice and put his body, heart and soul into his songs, The KING lives.

Daniel Fotheringham 46 days ago

Absolutely amazing. I have been lucky to have visited the Edinburgh Fringe for many years and I have to say that this is one of the best shows I have seen. Oliver Harris is someone to watch for the future.

Its a truly wonderful hour that you will have. Do whatever you can to get there and see this amazing person.

M A 47 days ago

I saw Oliver perform his show for the last 3 years running and I can honestly say he is the nearest living thing to Elvis’ voice that exists. That alone is something that he can be proud of and it’s something that he himself does not appear to be aware of.
With regards to him not giving a ‘show’, sure he doesn’t wear white jumpsuit costumes and ‘pretend’ to be Elvis Presley ... what he creates is much greater than that. It is a true ‘ethereal’ experience and my wife and I come again and again because he is simply magic.
He takes time in his show to explain the background to some of the songs, has an element of ‘self-deprecating’ humour and is genuinely a lovely person when he takes time to talk to the many audience members who just love to come back again and again.
I (and many many others) recommend him so highly, words are simply not enough.

LTW 48 days ago

Saw Oliver in 2017, and came back to hear him again.

His voice is gold, and if you close your eyes, you really feel Elvis in the room!

However, as my wife put it, "if I just wanted to hear him, i might as well just listen to him on YouTube or his CD"...

Nothing has changed from 2017, where I thought he had almost zero interaction with the audience. He seems to be in a world of his own, singing to himself, and has almost no eye contact with the audience; mostly gazing at the wall or into empty spaces.

As an act, Oliver and his Manager needs to decide what type of show he is presenting - is he a tribute act, or an impersonator - as he ends up being neither.

While I would recommend any Elvis fan to hear him, I would also warn them that his act is nothing to look at - I really felt that it was a one hour Elvis karaoke night with someone who sounds remarkably like Elvis.

Oliver could be leaving everyone gasping and swooning with his voice, but sadly, the entire act (and I have seen him twice over 3 years just to be fair in my comments) doesn't do justice to his voice.

Something as simple as crooning Love Me Tender to a particular lady in the audience (instead of to noone in particular) would elevate his entire act several notches.

I hope to see him again next year, but with more "heart" in his show.

Recommend - if only just for his voice.

Prudence Wright Holmes 48 days ago

OLiver Harris made me feel like Elvis had come back to life and was on the stage in front of me. Truly amazing voice. GIfted performer. GO SEE IT!

Paul Savelli 48 days ago

Amazing voice, young bright star!


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The List (3/5 stars) 46 days ago

Impressive tribute to the King...

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