Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee is proving to be pure cabaret gold. Take your pick from This Is Cabaret’s selection of events during the weekend and indulge in royal decadence – it’s high treason not to party.


Queen Bitch: Benjamin Louche hosts charity revue Battle Royal at the Bethnal Green Working Men's Club


Bluestockings Jubilee Cabaret: Breast of British
Friday, June 1st, 20:30. Seven Dials Club (London WC2H 9LA). £12.50 (£10 advance)
Hosted by Ophelia Bitz, featuring cabaret and burlesque from Tricity Vogue, Jo Stephenson, Audacity Chutzpah, Fancy Chance, Liberty Sweet and others.


Die Freche Muse Presents Jubilee Extravaganza
Saturday, June 2nd, 21:00. The George Tavern (London E1 0LA). £20 (£17.50 advance)
With live music from Top Shelf Jazz and Jake Allen and His Band, burlesque from Millicent Binks, Annette Betté Kellow and Elsie Diamond, plus DJs and film projections.


Cirque Du Cabaret presents The Tassel Club: Jubilee Weekend Special
Saturday, June 2nd, 22:30 until late. The Spiegeltent, Priceless London Wonderground (London SE1 8XX). £19.50
London’s longest running vintage-inspired cabaret show promises special guests from the world of burlesque, circus and vaudeville.


Finger In The Pie presents Diamanté Jubilee
Sunday, June 3rd, 18:30. Madame Jojo’s (London W1F OSE). £12 (£10 advance)
Deviant divas EastEnd Cabaret headline a night of burlesque, magic, juggling, clowns and close harmonies from Four Femmes On The Thames.


Battle Royal
Monday, June 4th, 20:00. Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club (London E2 6NB). £10
Charity show hosted by Benjamin Louche (The Double R Club), with profits donated to UNICEF and Scene & Heard. With burlesque and cabaret from Tricity Vogue, Fancy Chance, Emerald Fontaine, Preacher Muad’dib, Randolph Hott, Nathan Dean Williams, Minxie Mayhem, George Kaplan and others.


Time Out Live Presents Diamond Night
Monday, June 4th, 20:00. Udderbelly (London SE1 8XX). £19.50, £18
Dusty Limits celebrates her Maj’s achievement by hosting two hours of cabaret.


Volupte’s Diamond Jubilee
Tuesday, June 5th, 15:00 or 20:00. Volupte (London EC4A 1EJ). Tea: £42 inc full tea and glass of fizz. Dinner: £58 inc three-course meal
Pop in for afternoon tea or enjoy dinner while James Pritchard, Gracie and Juggling on Tap entertain you. On hosting duties is one of cabaret’s rising talents, Jayde Adams. And by “rising talent”, we mean “see her now before Simon Cowell spots her and you have to sell both grandparents to get a ticket”. Just so we’re clear.


The Folly Mixtures Revue – Jubileeing in June
Wednesday, June 6th, 19:30. Madame Jojo’s (London W1F 0SE). £10/£7.50 in advance
Hosted by the ever-in-demand Laurie Hagen, this is a night of burlesque care of London’s most wellknown troupes and a special guest. Stick around after the show if you can for free entry to Soho institution TrannyShack.


Photos courtesy of the performers