About

This Is Cabaret is the only online publication dedicated entirely to London’s variety scene. Founded by experienced journalists who have covered cabaret, burlesque and circus for years, it is your number one destination to keep up with the overwhelming diversity of the world’s richest cabaret circuit.

Featuring established London-based performers as regular columnists, This Is Cabaret gives the scene a voice like no other publication has done before. Talented minds have strong opinions and we invite different perspectives on this traditional, yet constantly renovated art form. Expect controversy.

You will find a direct channel to experience the best of London’s variety stages on the pages of This Is Cabaret. Our staff is constantly on the lookout for the good, the bad, the bold, the inventive, the camp and the outrageous.

Prepare to laugh, gawk, sing along, dance and be dazzled. This is not TV. This is not theatre. This Is Cabaret.

What people are saying about us:

“I couldn’t hope for better people to run a dedicated cabaret website,” says London Cabaret Awards Best Burlesque Act winner Kiki Kaboom. “They genuinely care about its progress and development, and reach a wider audience through their reviews and comment.”

Juggler Mat Ricardo, winner of the Best Speciality Act award at the 2012 London Cabaret Awards, has followed the writers behind This Is Cabaret for years: “Their coverage of the scene has helped propel it into the realms of ‘being taken seriously’. This Is Cabaret is great news for performers and for anyone who wants to find out more about this exciting world.”

“These guys are some of the most passionate and informed people in the world of cabaret,” says Bernardette Byrne of musical comedy duo EastEnd Cabaret. “Their opinion is widely respected by performers and audience alike.”

Ophelia Bitz, performer and producer of cult cabaret-cum-porn film night Artwank!, is glad to contribute to the new website: “This will be a valuable opportunity to hear from the more progressive, non-commercial and intellectual end of our art form. Let the games begin!”

“Cabaret has grown so much, but the mainstream media hasn’t paid it the attention and respect it deserves,” says Beyond the Cabaret’s Sean Mooney, creative director of international hit An Evening of Burlesque. “It’s great to see some of the notable exceptions coming together. If you want an informed and fair take on your production, these are the journalists to give a shout to.”

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