Off The Top! is the title of Jason Kravits’ improvised musical comedy show that’s on this week at Live At Zédel. Kravits is an American performer who’s appeared on Broadway and is a regular guest star on TV in shows such as The Big Bang Theory, The Kominsky Method and The Deuce. As you take your seat in the superb art deco room that is The Crazy Coqs, there’s a card on your table with various headings such as: Words To Live By, A Place In The World, A Thing, An Adjective, A Short Phrase and … [Read more...]
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The Black Cat Cabaret Presents Black Cat: Bohemia
Well, the first thing it has is a truly magnificent compere in the shape of Miss Frisky (Laura Corcoran). Frisky by name and frisky by nature, Miss F is the perfect hostess. She could be described as a female drag queen, the costume and mannerisms are so reminiscent of the best drag performers you will see. Frisky ‘bantz’ with the audience, somehow being drawn to other theatrical types and wealthy men, all of whom can’t help but respond to her winning personality and charm. Not only that but Laura has an extremely good singing voice, which really comes into its own in powerful performances of Kate Bush’s “Wow” and Springsteen’s “Because the Night” all sung to the backing of the live band under the direction of James Keay.
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Mel and Lenny’s Christmas Ding Dong at Crazy Coqs | Review
Another hilarious night at The Crazy Coqs with satirical Goddess Melinda Hughes and her special guest the outrageously funny Lenny Beige. Together they created a chemistry which produced energy and warmth in the room so that by the end an otherwise reticent audience was singing along to Sweet Caroline with uninhibited abandon. It was exhilarating stuff and really rocked the Crazy Coqs. A joyful evening which got everyone lucky enough to be there into the holiday mood. Melinda was classy, sexy … [Read more...]
An Evening Without Kate Bush at the Museum of Comedy
A show like An Evening Without Kate Bush needs to satisfy, as Sarah-Louise Young acknowledges, two groups, or camps, or categories of audience member: those who see the words ‘Kate Bush’ in the title of the show and therefore want to see what it’s all about, and those who are dragged along by Kate Bush’s fans / followers / ‘Fish People’ (if you know, you know) to see it, having been persuaded one way or the other, perhaps by the offer of a free drink at the bar, or the fact that it’s only an … [Read more...]
HERSTORY: The Polly Clamorous Collective at the Gielgud Theatre
Herstory is a good concept and sits well with the likes of several blockbuster hits celebrating women (Six and Waitress among the newer ones, Mamma Mia! and Wicked among the more established London shows). This is an attempt at an overview of various women that made a success of their lives. As the issue of diversity continues to crop up, with justification, in the entertainment industry, this show makes a point of acknowledging its parameters – put it this way: they weren’t exactly going to … [Read more...]
Little Death Club at Underbelly Festival Southbank | Review
Bernie Dieter’s ‘punk kabarett’ act headlines the Southbank’s Underbelly Festival with a perfect blend of classical Weimar subversion and modern escapism. For the purist, LITTLE DEATH CLUB has all the essential high-quality cabaret features: torch song, droll drag comedy, circus spectacle and - with added frisson for a British venue - extra-butt-clenchingly intimate audience interaction. The show, masterminded by the mistress of ceremonies Dieter and creative director Tom Velvick, … [Read more...]