With this year’s award ceremony just over a month away, the London Cabaret Award judges reveal their top three in each category.

The London Cabaret Awards 2014 will be announced on 11 February.

The London Cabaret Awards 2014 will be announced on 11 February.


On February 11, the winners of the Excess All Areas London Cabaret Awards 2014 will be revealed. The release of the shortlist yesterday will, as ever, stoke conversation on the judges‘ final choices. Let us know: did they get it right or wrong? And who are you rooting for?

The ballots have also opened for two other prizes. The Unsung Hero Award is voted for by the cabaret community while the Audience Award is open to all members of the public.

Best Vocal Act

Dusty Limits
Lady Rizo
Joey Arias


Best Musical Variety Act

Adam Kay
Christopher Green
EastEnd Cabaret


Best Drag Act

Briefs (cast of)
Charlie Hides TV
La Voix


Best Host

Benjamin Louche
Dusty Limits
Jonny Woo


Best Burlesque Act

Betsy Rose
Kitty Bang Bang
Vicky Butterfly


Best Speciality Act

Madame Galina
Mat Ricardo
The Boy With Tape On His Face


Best Alternative Performer

David Hoyle
Duo Bogof
Jon Hicks


Best Newcomer

It’s Your Funeral
Peter Antoniou
Tina T’Urner Tea Lady


Best Production

Black Cat Cabaret
Gay Bingo At The Empire
White Mischief


Best Circus Act

Bret Pfister
Jess Love
Jo Foley


Best Venue

Madame Jojo’s
Soho Downstairs
London Wonderground

The awards ceremony takes places at the LOST Theatre on 11 February. Tickets are available from www.paullmartin.com. Pictures from last year’s ceremony can be seen here.