Banish the back to school blues with a week of captivating cabaret! From top drawer tease with Miss Polly Rae, to Piaf and Princess Di, there’s a hot ticket for everyone. For full September listings, click here.
Miss Polly Rae: Between the Sheets
Burlesque superstar and founder of The Hurly Burly Show, Miss Polly Rae invites us once more into her boudoir for another summer season of her critically-acclaimed revue.
Between The Sheets explores lust, love, and everything in between, showcasing a sensational ensemble cast, including lewd lyrics from Lilly Snatchdragon, sensual circus from Duo Visage, world class fire tricks and striptease from Kitty Bang Bang, and Rae herself, a saucy, smouldering chanteuse.
Underbelly Festival, 8th and 29th September. Tickets from £22.50. Find out more and purchase tickets.
To mark the upcoming “dianaversary”, Desmond O’Connor’s acclaimed musical comedy Royal Vauxhall returns to its birthplace for two nights this month.
When Princess Diana dreams of a wild night out away from the long lenses of the paparazzi and the ruthless Royals at the Palace, best buddies Freddie Mercury and Kenny Everett know there is only one place to take her: the Royal Vauxhall Tavern.
The only trouble is: how the hell are they going to get one of the most famous faces in the world through the door without blowing her cover?
With Mercury previously played by cabaret superstar Reuben Kaye, O’Connor will be stepping into the role himself for this run with Joe Morrow as Kenny Everett and Carrie Marx as the people’s poppet.
Royal Vauxhall Tavern, 6th – 7th September. Tickets from £10.00. Find out more and purchase tickets.
Janine Johnson: The Hits of Whitney Houston
After her debut at Live at Zédel earlier this year with Confessions of a Soul Diva, Johnson is back with a personal tribute to the legendary Whitney Houston.
3rd September, Live at Zedel. Tickets from £20.00.
A night devoted to the weird, the wonderful, and the fabulous. Internationally acclaimed drag acts, Comedy Award winners, successful musical acts and much more.
3rd September, Angel Comedy Club. Tickets £7.50.
Werk In Progress with Jonny Woo
Perform at Jonny Woo’s evening designed for trying out new acts, numbers and ideas. All types of queer art and performance welcome – queens, kings, comedian, musicians, puppetry, dance – you name it!
5th September, The Glory. FREE.
Britney Spears: The Cabaret
Not so much a cabaret as a cry for help, Christie Whelan Browne reprises her critically acclaimed performance in this satirical look at the perils of fame.
6th – 9th September, The Other Palace. Tickets from £20.00.
A journey into the depths of drug-addled dreams, starring Rubyyy Jones and Madeleine Soleil.
6th September, HAUNT. Tickets from £8.00.
The Folly Mixtures: Stars & Strippers
The ever-growing London burlesque troupe returns to the Spiegeltent to celebrate everything you love or loathe about the US of A! Expect everything from Vegas feathers, to whiskey-drinking cowgirls and tap dancing Trumps in this fun and frivolous burlesque revue.
6th September, Underbelly Festival. Tickets from £15.50.
Christine Bovill’s PIAF
Christine Bovill’s PIAF, as much a play as it is a musical homage, is a celebration of one of France’s most endearing icons. Incorporating some of her best known songs, threaded with Piaf’s story, Christine’s tells of her own remarkable journey in the world of chanson.
7th – 14th September, Underbelly Festival. Tickets from £15.50.
Hooray Cabaret: The Musical
In Hooray Cabaret: The Musical, all the comedy is musical and all of the burlesque is musical-inspired. Featuring Elsie Diamond, Pearl Grey, and hosted by Victoria Kember.
8th September, MOTH Club. Tickets from £7.00.
Laurence Owen and Lindsay Sharman: The Time Machine
The year is 1959. It is the golden age of sci-fi. A mysterious man arrives at Radio Woking to present a thrilling musical adaptation of HG Wells’ classic story…
9th and 10th September, Live at Zedel. Tickets from £17.50.