Analysing the opening moments of any musical tells you a lot about the writer’s intentions for the evening to come.
As with last year, there were too many brilliant performances to restrict this to one combined list – so once again I’ve split them up into male and female performances.
Best of the Blogs: The Mates give their verdicts on Appropriate, The Doctor, Cabaret & more.
So put “down your knitting, the book and the broom” and rush to the Churchill to see this awesome production of sex, violence, love, friendship, sadness, prejudice that proves life is a Cabaret.
What a pleasure to see Rufus Norris’ award winning production of Kander and Ebb’s Cabaret at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley.
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Thursday 29 August 2019, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock heads to Bromley for the start of Cabaret’s new tour, starring John Partridge as the emcee. Got any questions?
“I left feeling elated” and “I can’t remember when I last laughed so much” are just a couple of the glowing audience responses to hit cabaret about lady parts, Laura-Doe’s Vaudeville of the Vulva. Take a look at the glowing feedback from fans of the show, then rush to book your tickets.
“Watch the feather duster!” That’s the ambiguous advice from director Penelope Chater, whose production, Laura-Doe’s Vaudeville of the Vulva, arrives at the Bread and Roses Theatre next week. Watch her interview, then book your tickets!
Why did entertainer and somatic sexologist Laura-Doe Harris begin performing her international hit cabaret about female sexuality, what are the myths she’s still trying to dispel and how did a call from her Mum spark her imagination? Discover this and more in her interview about Laura-Doe’s Vaudeville of the Vulva, then book your tickets!
A nun, a professor and cushions you wouldn’t expect to see adorning your Nan’s sofa – Have a first look at these production images from Laura-Doe’s Vaudeville of the Vulva, then book your tickets!
Comedian and singer/songwriter Laura-Doe comes to London’s Bread and Roses Theatre next month with her hit one-woman cabaret about female genitalia Laura-Doe’s Vaudeville of the Vulva. Book you tickets now!
“A play I won’t forget.” Can you ask for more as an audience member than a play that has such an impact that the memory sticks with you. This is the effect The Project is having on reviewers. We’ve collected some of the best together – see what they say, then book your tickets!
New drama The Project takes audiences inside World War II transit camp Westerbork, which held many of Europe’s most lauded cabaret artists of the time… and encouraged them to perform on a weekly basis. As it takes to the London stage , we take you inside rehearsals to see what the cast have been up to.
During World War II, the inmates of Westerbork transit camp were permitted to stage a weekly cabaret performance… just hours after 1,000 of their friends and neighbours had left on a train destined for Auschwitz. Playwright Ian Buckley tells us about the camp that housed many of Europe’s finest performers of the time and how it inspired his latest play, The Project.
Inspired by true events, Ian Buckley’s latest play, The Project, tells the story of an unusual World War Two transit camp where tragedy and cutting-edge entertainment meet. It receives its world premiere at the White Bear Theatre later this spring, running from 5 to 23 March 2019.
Following a successful run last November at Highgate’s Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Beth Burrows’ one-woman cabaret Sirens of the Silver Screen has transferred to west London’s Tabard Theatre, where it continues until 14 July only. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite review highlights below. Time to get booking!
Olivier Award-winning cabaret artist Christopher Green is performing as his latest stage creation, Music Hall Monster: The Insatiable Fred Barnes, at Wilton’s Music Hall now. Have you seen some of his other incredible, and incredibly different, character creations? Watch him perform as Fred, Tina C, Ida Barr and Regina’s son Rex.
Christopher Green’s new stage show Music Hall Monster, about doomed singer Fred Barnes, premieres tonight (2 May 2018) at Wilton’s Music Hall. Earlier this year, Green teamed up with entertainment legend Roy Hudd for a BBC Radio Four drama about Barnes. Watch Green and Hudd perform one of Barnes’ songs and see reactions to the radio broadcast below – and then get booking!
Nearly a century since his heyday, music hall legend Fred Barnes takes to the stage again at one of the capital’s best-known variety addresses, Wilton’s Music Hall, in Olivier Award winner Christopher Green’s new show Music Hall Monster. Who was the man himself? Why did his life and career end so sadly? Why is he largely forgotten?
For 11 performances only this month, Olivier Award-winning cabaret artist Christopher Green returns to Wilton’s Music Hall this week with a strictly limited season of Music Hall Monster, his tribute to the infamous and ill-fated 1920s music hall singer Fred Barnes.