The Week in Cabaret: Anything Goes

The Week in Cabaret: Anything Goes

Variety keeps creeping into every crevice available in London – and we’ll drink to that. Cabaret collective Duckie took over the hallowed ground of Wilton’s Music Hall for Weekend at Wilton’s, hosting three nights of fun and frolic co-produced with charity Magic Me....
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...
The Week in Cabaret: Magic Initiations

The Week in Cabaret: Magic Initiations

When did you last hear of cabaret at the Royal Albert Hall? That’s exactly what The Boom Boom Club did last Saturday. Taking over the Elgar Room of the prestigious venue, the seminal revue delivered a top-of-the-range show that revamped their dark and decadent format...
Playing With Fire

Playing With Fire

Stay away from cabaret if you don’t want to draw the heat. From burlesquers and jugglers to magicians and fire-breathers, London’s variety scene is filled with artists packing enough firepower to burn down the house. This Is Cabaret’s photo editor...
Secrets of the Gig Bag

Secrets of the Gig Bag

All the glamour and fabulousness you see on a cabaret stage has to come from somewhere. Where it comes from, generally, is a wheelie-bag. Yes, those very wheelie-bags that you bash your shins against on the tube, when you’re trying to dart cleverly between more...
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