London Festival of Cabaret 2016 – all the details

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Amanda McBroom gets Up Close and Personal at the Crazy Coqs as part of this year’s London Festival of Cabaret

Full programme details have been announced for this year’s London Festival of Cabaret which will run at various venues across the capital from 22 April until 8 May.

Now in its fourth year, the festival, which aims to celebrate the great composers, lyricists and interpreters of popular song, will take place at four host venues: the Crazy Coqs, The Pheasantry, St James Studio and Wilton’s Music Hall.

The line-up includes American singer/songwriter Amanda McBroom, cabaret stalwart Barb Jungr, musical theatre double act Ferris & Milnes, jazz cabaret duo Joanna Strand and Jacqui Tate and multi award-winning Steve Furst.

The London Festival of Cabaret is supported by Irving Berlin Music Company, Robert J Sherman, the Noel Coward Foundation and the estate of PG Wodehouse. Patrons include Don Black, Douglas Hodge, Maria Friedman, Michael Feinstein, Adam Guettel, Barb Jungr, Neil Marcus and Jason Robert Brown.

Festival producers are Paul Tyrer and Jamie Clark and the artistic panel consists of Ruth Leon, James Albrecht and Ross Dines.

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Sarah-Louise Young prepares for Cabaret Whore Presents…La Poule Plombée at the St James Studio

London Festival of Cabaret Programme:

22 April – Ann Hampton Callaway Feminine Persuasion (Crazy Coqs); Sarah Moule Femme Fatale (The Pheasantry); Kai Hoffman and her Kombo Swing Night.
23 April – Ann Hampton Callaway Feminine Persuasion (Crazy Coqs); Dominic Alldis (The Pheasantry); Robin Phillips Trio (Crazy Coqs).
24 April – Miss Hope Springs (Crazy Coqs); Joanna Strand and Jacqui Tate (The Pheasantry).
25 April – William Ludwig and Dean Austin Dark Soul – the story of Tango and its beginnings (Crazy Coqs); Neil Eckerseley Closer Than Ever (The Pheasantry).
26 April – Amanda McBroom Up Close and Personal (Crazy Coqs); Neil Eckerseley Closer Than Ever (The Pheasantry); Ferris & Milnes Another Openin’ Another Show (St James Studio).
27 April – Amanda McBroom Up Close and Personal (Crazy Coqs); Miss Kiddy and the Cads Hollywood Glamour, Vintage Sound, Popular Music (The Pheasantry); Edward Seckerson, Jason Carr and Sophie-Louise Dann Bernstein Revealed (St James Studio); S’Wonderful (Crazy Coqs).
30 April – Barb Jungr The Festival Masterclass (St James Studio); Amanda McBroom Up Close and Personal (Crazy Coqs); Russell Scott and Denise Medley-Scott with special guest Helena Blackman Two of a Kind (The Pheasantry); Steve Furst (Lenny Beige) with guests Newley Night (St James Studio); London Red (Crazy Coqs)
1 May – Barb Jungr (Crazy Coqs); Emma Hatton (The Pheasantry); Stuart Matthew Price The Songbook of Menken (St James Studio).
2 May – Melinda Hughes Weimar and Back (The Pheasantry).

Joanna Strand and Jacqui Tate appear at The Pheasantry

Joanna Strand and Jacqui Tate appear at The Pheasantry

3 May – David Vaughan (The Pheasantry); Amanda McBroom Up Close and Personal (Crazy Coqs); Pink Champagne Sisters Think Pink! A Celebration of Swing (St James Studio).
4 May – Amanda McBroom Up Close and Personal (Crazy Coqs); Fiona Coffey A Touch of Mrs Robinson (The Pheasantry); Isabelle Georges Ooh La La (St James Studio).
5 May – Amanda McBroom Up Close and Personal (Crazy Coqs); Nellie McKay (The Pheasantry); Sarah-Louise Young and Michael Roulston Cabaret Whore Presents…La Poule Plombée (St James Studio); Open Mic (Crazy Coqs); Kate Garner An Intimate Evening of Parlour Songs and Classics (Wilton’s Music Hall).
6 May – Amanda McBroom Up Close and Personal (Crazy Coqs); Nellie McKay (The Pheasantry); Wendi Peters Let Me Sing and I’m Happy (St James Studio); Benoit Villefon (Crazy Coqs).
7 May – Amanda McBroom Up Close and Personal (Crazy Coqs); Nellie McKay (The Pheasantry); The Jay Rayner Quartet: Songs of Food and Agony (St James Studio); Oriana (Crazy Coqs).
8 May – Dillie Keane (Crazy Coqs); Nellie McKay (The Pheasantry); Alice Fearn: Where I’ve Been and Where I’m Going (St James Studio).

Angela Thomas

www.londonfestivalofcabaret.com

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