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.
Whilst it’s still entertaining, the Aldwych is not the perfect venue to showcase La Soiree. Being too close to the front or too far back means you miss a lot of the action.
It’s Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show at the King’s this week. Or maybe it’s the Big Big BIG Variety Show. It’s hard to keep these things straight…but it’s fair to say it’s big.
Southbank Centre has a spiegeltent in residence under the Hungerford Bridge; it’s a sexy, glam, velvet and mirrored thing miles away from shabby travelling circuses with tired acts. It’s a fitting home for La Soirée, a heady mix of circus, cabaret and variety performance from around the world. Each act has a distinct character combined with extraordinary skill sets, often leaning towards adult and edgier content. Though the characters created as a vehicle for the skills on display generally rely on stereotypes, this doesn’t diminish the impressiveness of the techniques. The sumptuous environment and range of talent on show makes for a frivolous, fun night of light entertainment with heaping dose of sex appeal.
I’m watching Ben Whitehead play a socially inept Victorian playing a half-walrus/half-man creature, indicated by the wearing of a hooded grey sleeping bag, blue swimming flippers on his hands, and paper tusks precariously attached to his face with a false moustache.