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Comedian attacks use of strip club as venue

posted 10 Jul 2011, 12:16 by David Rintoul   [ updated 10 Jul 2011, 12:38 ]

The establishment is better known for showcasing plunging necklines than promoting high culture.

However, one of Scotland's largest strip clubs has been unveiled as the Edinburgh Festival Fringe's newest venue.

Sapphire Rooms, which offers pole dancing, striptease and private lap dances, will host live music, acrobatics, burlesque and art exhibitions throughout August.

One performer said Fringe chiefs were colluding in the "exploitation" of women, while another has accused feminist critics of being puritanical.

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