It’s all about Harry Ledgerman (Henry Moss) in this delightful and delectable exploration of the cut-throat and ever-unforgiving entertainment industry, where anyone only seems to be as good as their last performance. It is not enough, Harry asserts, to be a ‘triple threat’, as there are so many singers-actors- dancers out there now that there must be a fourth dimension to one’s key skills in order to stand out from the crowd. Hence, Quadruple Threat. There are justifiable reservations that … [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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I go to the theatre a lot, too much according to my friends and family, but this is a new experience for me. The back room of the Star Inn is packed and apart from the stage entirely lit by candlelight. Writing notes was not easy! James Shannon is on stage already playing the guitar when I arrive; the only other cast member, Pippa Winslow, swishes through the room to join him and the show begins. This really is a show unlike others; Pippa and James perform a selection of Jazz standards … [Read more...]
A vintage circus tent on the Southbank is an unusual venue for a show; but then, Nocturne by Black Cat Cabaret is an unusual show. Combining burlesque dance, acrobatics, aerobatics, song and general circus madness, Nocturne takes you on a journey through the convoluted and disturbing dream-scape of a hapless commuter – Ben Cutler, in his BCC debut - who falls asleep just before Waterloo. Once in the arms of Morpheus, or in this case Lili La Scala, queen of the night, he is encouraged to explore … [Read more...]
How exciting. An invitation to spend the evening at a private members' club and watch some delightful cabaret. Honestly, I am spoilt sometimes. Picture it. Saturday night, I’m running through town in the rain. I’m alone because Mr Smith is laid up with something (I didn’t pry!) I’m going to be late so I’m galloping down Shaftesbury Avenue…………… OK, I don’t actually run anywhere. That was an exaggeration. I was doing my best power mince with a look on my face that said “clear the way” and my … [Read more...]
Hello my dear readers. On Sunday evening I was invited to Proud Cabaret to see Daniel Boys (and others) perform at The Follow Spot. Upon entering the venue, I was greeted with recognition from the very friendly door staff. I was then shown to my very own banquette, complete with my name on a sign. It was clear that they knew who I was and so, along with my guest a night of pampering was prepared for. Unfortunately, being Mother's Day, the absence of a (slightly over) middle aged woman at our … [Read more...]