The Week In Cabaret: Gender Bending

The Week In Cabaret: Gender Bending

LGBT crowds are seldom more vocal than in cabaret, but last week rang with even louder voices bringing gender politics to London stages. On Wednesday, legendary performance artist Penny Arcade unleashed the newest season of Bitch! Dyke! Faghag! Whore! at the Arcola...
The Week in Cabaret: From Weimar to Twin Peaks

The Week in Cabaret: From Weimar to Twin Peaks

The cabaret alternative to the Sunday football match was the Clittorati Party, hosted at the Paper Dress Vintage boutique in Shoreditch. A full-day event (for variety standards), it started mid-afternoon with a merkin-making workshop followed by performances. The...
The Week in Cabaret: Arts and Crafts

The Week in Cabaret: Arts and Crafts

“If there is one thing I know about burlesque and cabaret performers is we hoard,” says Ivy Paige. After amassing a wealth of circus signs, props, wigs and costumes, some of which she’s never worn, the singer and compère organised the first edition of Ivy...
The Week in Cabaret: What Recession?

The Week in Cabaret: What Recession?

When economic woes and public milestones battle for the preoccupations of the populace, Britons could do much worse than coming to the cabaret. London enjoyed variety treats for every taste last week, running the gamut of moods from patriotic to regicidal. In times of...
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