Circus shows are ten a penny these days You can barely walk the streets of London without running into another set of acrobats, jugglers and scary clowns vying with each other to get your attention and hard earned cash. Down on the South Bank, the Underbelly festival has had a few circus shows during this year’s run and now another has rolled into the Spiegeltent. So the big question is, what does Black Cat: Bohemia have to give it that additional wow factor and make it stand above everyone … [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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If you’ve followed Barry Humphries’ career this past half-century – and be honest, possums, most of you have – you won’t be entirely surprised by his idea of compiling and hosting an evening of music and song from the Weimar years. If you weren’t aware of quite how strong this preoccupation has been in the course of his life’s eight and a half decades, this is probably because he was busy upstaging himself with his own menagerie of grotesques, Dame Edna Everage and Sir Les Patterson being the … [Read more...]
Of all the iconic divas that have graced the stage and recording studios, Barbra Streisand is probably one of, if not the most famous. With a career spanning over five decades, she has recorded nearly 40 albums, appeared in 18 films, won 8 Grammys and 3 Academy Awards. I could go on listing Streisand's achievements but there are only so many hours in the day. This is one special lady and it takes a very talented performer to do justice to Streisand's wide-ranging back catalogue and make them … [Read more...]
A happier, more enthusiastic Britney audience would be extremely hard to find as we stream into Andrew Lloyd Webber’s gorgeous The Other Palace Theatre in anticipation of our evening at Britney Spears: The Cabaret. A solitary grand piano is set on stage underneath a tumbling waterfall chandelier; we settle into the intimately-packed cabaret seats, the majority of us clutching the night’s special offering, the Britney Fizz - pink prosecco. Britney’s back catalogue plays over the speakers, and … [Read more...]
After sell-out seasons in Australia, Britney Spears: The Cabaret arrives in London for one week only this Summer, playing in the Theatre at The Other Palace from Tuesday 5 to Saturday 9 September 2017. Not so much a cabaret as a cry for help, Britney Spears: The Cabaret charts the rise and fall of the true Princess of Pop, and takes a satirical look at the perils of fame. Transforming her greatest hits into cabaret standards, and weaving them into the fabric of her life story, Britney Spears: … [Read more...]