Review: Baroque Cabaret

Review: Baroque Cabaret

A classic case of casting pearl before swine, Baroque Cabaret has its high points but sinks in a morass of apathy and messy pacing. A truly decadent affair, The Playboy Club’s Baroque Cabaret allows its high roller members to let their hair down and relax with...
London’s Cabaret Zingers: 18-24 March

London’s Cabaret Zingers: 18-24 March

Whatever you gave up for Lent, it better not be cabaret. Zinger Of The Week: Spymonkey's Cooped, Leicester Square Theatre From their origins as street performers, Spymonkey's clowning quartet have produced high-profile globe-trotting shows, bursting with laughs,...
Fringe Review: Comic Strip

Fringe Review: Comic Strip

Sticking to what it says on the tin, Adelaide showcase Comic Strip features a rotating bill of three comedians and three burlesque acts. The setting in the Elegance tent at Assembly George Square is glamorous, but when only 50 people are in it, the atmosphere becomes...
The New Wave of Live Music in Burlesque

The New Wave of Live Music in Burlesque

  Live music in burlesque is on the rise, but still an exception. C.J. Lazaretti talks to some of the artists behind the latest live-backed revues and probes the effects of recorded backing tracks beyond the obvious budget issues.   The next time someone tells you CDs...
Review: Between the Sheets

Review: Between the Sheets

There’s more than 24-hour gambling to the newly re-opened Hippodrome Casino. Starring Miss Polly Rae, Between the Sheets is the only burlesque revue in the historical venue’s inaugural calendar of cabaret events. Judging from its spectacular routines full of exuberant...
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