The third London Festival of Cabaret (LFoC) runs from 28 April–11 May and in addition to a spectacular list of artists, three prestigious new venues have joined the roster.
The Delfont Room, the Sam Wanamaker Theatre at Shakespeare’s Globe and Wilton’s Music Hall join the Crazy Coqs, The Pheasantry, St James Studio and Jermyn Street Theatre in offering a wonderful choice of unique cabaret and musical theatre shows during the festival.
Amongst the many artists performing at the festival are Anne Reid and Stefan Bednarczyk with their sell-out show Just in Time (Crazy Coqs, 28 April–2 May), from the USA the Grammy Award–winning singer Jack Jones with his show Coming Home, (The Pheasantry, 28 April–3 May), award-winning actress and singer Kerry Ellis (Delfont Room, 7 May) and the ever-popular singer Anita Harris (The Pheasantry, 10 May).
In the first collaboration between Shakespeare’s Globe and the London Festival of Cabaret, double Olivier Award-winning actress and singer Janie Dee will present her show Janie Dee & Friends (10 May) with special guests.
At the St James Studio, composer Scott Alan and West End singer and actress Cynthia Erivo team up once again for their sell-out show Home Again (4–6 May). Scott Alan will also be performing at the St James Theatre, a special one-off night with his show Everything Worth Holding On To (May 3), whilst at the Jermyn Street Theatre, Caroline Sheen will be presenting (3 May) Sondheim & So Forth.
There will also be the much-loved cabaret stalwarts – Barb Jungr at Crazy Coqs with her show No Regrets, (3 May) and the ex-Rat Pack singer Gary Williams and Harry the Piano with their popular Sinatra Jukebox (5–9 May), Liz Robertson’s Masterclass at St James Theatre (11 May) will include songs to celebrate Irving Berlin’s birthday, and the highly successful Open Mic nights at Crazy Coqs will take place every Thursday during the festival.
Adding lots of kitsch glamour is Nicky Haslam with his Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year show at St James Studio (28 and 30 April), whilst chanteuse Xara Vaughan will be lighting up Wilton’s Music Hall (7 May).
The London Festival of Cabaret is supported by the Noel Coward Foundation, The Irving Berlin Music Company, The Estate of P.G. Wodehouse, Robert J. Sherman, CEO MusicWorld (UK) Ltd, Stagescripts, Radisson Blu, HMF Solutions, NU NU distribution Ltd, Brodmann Acoustics and Quadral.
Patrons include Don Black OBE, Douglas Hodge, Maria Friedman, Michael Feinstein, Adam Guettel, Barb Jungr, Jason Robert Brown and Nicky Gayner.
Festival Producers for the London Festival of Cabaret are Paul Tyrer and Jamie Clark for TBO Touring Ltd. Artistic director is Neil Marcus.
For a full line-up of shows and venues, visit the official website: www.londonfestivalofcabaret.com.