Review: A Brush With Burlesque

Review: A Brush With Burlesque

Let no one say burlesque isn’t inspiring. Art exhibition A Brush With Burlesque showcases the vision of 13 international UK-based visual artists, with styles and techniques as diverse as those of their bump-and-grinding muses. This ten-day celebration of burlesque is...
Review: Friday Night Freakshow

Review: Friday Night Freakshow

Cabaret doesn’t get weirder than being trapped inside a giant purple cow with Miss Behave late at night. Starring a rotating cavalcade of comedians, burlesquers and vaudevillians intent on making the most of that 18-plus rating, Friday Night Freakshow tickles the...
Review: The Great Gatsby

Review: The Great Gatsby

If you were to follow in person the tragic story of Jay Gatsby in the fictional setting of West Egg, Long Island during Prohibition, wouldn’t you want to crash one of Gatsby’s parties? You’ve got one more chance to do it: legendary cabaret venue Wilton’s...
Review: Savoy Cabaret

Review: Savoy Cabaret

“Let’s wake ’em up upstairs!” yells Holly Penfield as she leads a dancing mob through the plush surroundings of the Beaufort Bar. You’d never tell it’s been 60 years since the Savoy Hotel last hosted a cabaret show, judging from the enthusiasm and consummate talent in...
Review: Professor Vanessa’s Wondershow

Review: Professor Vanessa’s Wondershow

Part of CircusFest, Professor Vanessa’s Wondershow fills the main space at the Roundhouse with a heartfelt homage to the British fairgrounds of the 1930s, 40s and 50s. Developed by Dr. Vanessa Toulmin, director of the National Fairground Archive at the University of...
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