There's plenty to get stuck into this week to take your mind off what to get your mother on Sunday so with zero, zip and zilch further ado here are our cabaret recommendations.
[caption id="attachment_7871" align="alignnone" width="565"] Hamburger Queen races out of the traps this Thursday for another season.[/caption]
And they're off! Thursday sees the first heat of Scottee's utterly horse-some BurgerHamburger Queen. The only slightly tampered ingredient is the name otherwise everything is largely the same as the last two years. Part of any stable cabaret diet, Scottee's talent contest returns to the RVT with a new parade of plus-sizers battling it out over the three rounds Taste, Talent and Trend. Add to the mix guest judges (previous years have included Nancy Dell'Olio, Lisa Stansfield and Su Pollard), live performance and resident DJs Unskinny Bop and this is a recipe that Delia would kill for.
7 March. Royal Vauxhall Tavern, London, SE11 5HY. 7.00pm. £8. Until 28 March.More informationMidnight Circus
There's after hours hijinks aboard the good ship MS Stubnitz this week as Aircraft Circus bring their latest show to the floating venue. Contortionists, trapeze artists and acrobats will fill the night for only 8 dates from this Thursday.
7-10, 14-17 March. MS Stubnitz, Wood Wharf, London (East Exit from Canary Wharf Station). 8pm, 2:30pm matinee performance on 17 March. £16More informationChristine Bovill's PIAF
The "little sparrow" may chirp no more but Christine Bovill's intimate homage to Edith Piaf threads together the life stories of both women around some classic numbers. If the enduring French icon is on your playlist, you won't be singing Je ne regrette rien on Sunday morning.
9 March. St James' Theatre, London, SW1E 5JA. 8.30pm. £20-25.More informationLenny's Little Black Book ClubFREE: The king of light entertainment and the apple in every Jewish mother's eye, Lenny Beige is the highkicking singer with cabaret running in his veins. The Playboy Club's Dining Room is his next stop on the way to world domination. Catch him while you can for a very round price - all you need to do is sign up to the guestlist on the official Facebook page.
7 March. The Dining Room at the Playboy Club, London, W1K 1ND. 9.00pm. FREE.More informationBlack Pudding
If a night of theatre, live music and cabaret sounds up your street, head down to Peckham Rye's iconic Bussey Building for Wind-Up Collective's Black Pudding. For three nights only, the name of the game is getting stuck into the immersive experience of physical theatre, improv, text, music and clowning bound around a theme of fairytale characters.
7-9 March. The Bussey Building, London, SE15 4ST. 7.30pm. £8-£10.More informationLady Rizo
This week is your last chance to catch this award-winning New York-based cabaret singer Lady Rizo at the Soho Theatre. If you missed out on our competition to see this, we recommend buying a ticket to this sooner rather than the later.
Read our interview with Lady Rizo here.
Soho Theatre, London, W1D 3NE. 9.45pm. £12.50-£20. Until 9 MarchMore informationWhat other events are worth shouting about? Leave details in the comments for the world and your mother to see. If we like them, we'll add them to future Zingers.Photo credit: Image provided by the artist.
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