The full line-up of the inaugural Birmingham Cabaret Festival has been released. From 14-30 May, the Old Joint Stock public house will host to a selection of London favourites as well as a variety of local talents.
Musical comedy stalwarts EastEnd Cabaret will headline on 28 and 29 May with new show Perverts. The deviant duo are joined by filthy puppets Boris & Sergey and London Cabaret Award 2014 Best Newcomer Tina T’Urner. Silent clown Kiki Lovechild brings his magical show The Weatherman to the intimate 100 seat studio theatre above the Grade II listed pub while chap hop superstar Mr B. The Gentleman Rhymer will be there too. Edinburgh Fringe favourites Mat Ricardo and Lili La Scala will be there too.
Those looking for burlesque kicks should check out The Footsie Club. Ginger Blush, Scarlett Daggers and Missy Malone will be joined by Kiki Lovechild on 14 May and Tina T’urner Tea Lady on 20 May. Ginger Blush also has her one-woman show Nell Gwynn’s History Laid Bare about England’s original “spice girl sex bomb”. Local comedy troupe Foghorn Improv are there too with their Foghorn Follies show.
Full listings below:
14 May: The Footsie Club
15 May: Boris & Sergey’s Vaudevillian Adventure
16 May: Mat Ricardo: Showman
20 May: The Footsie Club
21 May: Lili la Scala: Sirens
22 May: Mr B. The Gentleman Rhymer
23 May: Nell Gwynn’s History Laid Bare
26 May: Tina T’urner Tea Lady
27 May: Kiki Lovechild: The Weatherman
28 May: Foghorn Improv: Foghorn Follies
29/30 May: EastEnd Cabaret: Perverts
For more information, see the Old Joint Stock’s website.
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