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London Cabaret Awards 2015 – winners revealed

The Cafe de Paris with its mock-rococo decor and glamorous history proved the perfect venue for the London Cabaret Awards 2015. The event, created by Excess All Areas producer Paul L Martin celebrates the wealth and diversity of talent on offer to Londoners practically every day of the week. As the evening’s host – the inimitable […]

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Janie Dee performed at the St James Theatre Studio as part of the London Festival of Cabaret

Interview – New Mrs Henderson Janie Dee on returning to cabaret at the Crazy Coqs

Double Olivier Award-winner JANIE DEE is currently in the news for being cast in the title role of the new musical version of Mrs Henderson Presents at Theatre Royal Bath later this year. Below, the actress and singer talks to Barrie Jerram as she prepares to return to the world of cabaret at the Crazy Coqs: […]

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Cabaret preview – Liliane Montevecchi and Christine Andreas weave their magic

Rare visitor Liliane Montevecchi, a Broadway and Hollywood legend much loved for her delightful mangling of the English language, makes her Crazy Coqs bow on 24 February in a brilliant month for cabaret lovers. Another Broadway legend, Christine Andreas, appears at The Pheasantry next week (18-21) at the same time as Last Tango in Halifax […]

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Love Songs – Robert Meadmore – Crazy Coqs

Robert Meadmore performed in cabaret, Love Songs, at the Crazy Coqs, London. No stranger to the London stage, West End performer Robert Meadmore has created a new one-man cabaret show. He has appeared in various cabarets before, including Ivor Novello and the Great British Musical and a duet performance with Annabel Leventon at the Crazy Coqs, but this is his […]

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Shades of Blue – Carole J Bufford – Crazy Coqs

Shades of Blue: Carole J Bufford continues at the Crazy Coqs, London until 31 January. Star rating: 5 stars ***** Twelve months ago when drooling over the exorbitant talent of a cute young southern belle from a small town in Georgia where “cabaret still means stripping”, it was hard not to get excited about the British debut at the Crazy Coqs […]

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Brent Barrett – Life Is, The Songs of Kander and Ebb – Crazy Coqs

Brent Barrett performs his show Life Is – The Songs of Kander and Ebb at the Crazy Coqs, London until 24 January. Broadway star Brent Barrett returns to this highly successful cabaret venue where he made his triumphant debut a year ago. This time he presents the London premiere of his new show that celebrates a 50-year […]

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Tim Flavin – Reflections of a Song and Dance Man – Crazy Coqs

Tim Flavin’s cabaret Reflections of a Song and Dance Man continues at the Crazy Coqs, London until 17 January. 4 stars **** Tim Flavin returns to the Crazy Coqs with a cabaret act developed in collaboration, with his musical director and accompanist Colin Billing, at a Caribbean hotel where it played for two seasons. The programme is […]

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Peter Straker – Crazy Coqs

Peter Straker’s cabaret Peter Straker Sings continues at the Crazy Coqs, London until 15 January. Making his debut at this exciting cabaret venue, Peter Straker takes his audience on a rollercoaster ride with a well chosen programme that reflects his career, his favourite songs and above all his love of Jacques Brel. Making his entrance through […]

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Gary Williams – A Swingin’ Christmas – Crazy Coqs

Gary Williams’ show A Swingin’ Christmas continues at the Crazy Coqs, London until 24 December. Returning to this venue after a sell-out run last year, Gary Williams gets the audience to join him an old-fashioned Christmas. And what a party he creates. He provides a veritable potpourri with seasonable songs – not just old chestnuts but some […]

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Cheek to Cheek – Steve Ross and Karen Oberlin – Crazy Coqs

Cheek to Cheek: Steve Ross and Karen Oberlin continues at the Crazy Coqs, London until 29 November. Gorgeous in gold, the sparkly, sequinned Karen Oberlin, every inch the classy blonde that Ginger Rogers played to smooth, sophisticated Fred Astaire in their ten-movie career as the 1930s dance darlings of Depression-era America, provides the wow factor […]

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Natalie Douglas – Hello Dolly: The Music of Dolly Parton – Crazy Coqs

Natalie Douglas performs her show Hello Dolly: The Music of Dolly Parton at the Crazy Coqs, London until 8 November. The whole concept of Natalie Douglas’ show intrigued me from the start – two buxom ladies, both having spent time in America’s south, and both lovers of blues and country music, but in other ways very different. Parton – petite […]

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Gregg Edelman – Broadway State of Mind – Crazy Coqs

Gregg Edelman: Broadway State Of Mind continues at Crazy Coqs, London until 25 October. London cabaret fans are being thoroughly spoilt: while the incomparable Maria Friedman’s two-week residency continues to thrill at The Pheasantry, another master of the craft, Gregg Edelman has sidled into town at the Crazy Coqs in Piccadilly. This is only Edelman’s […]

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Anna Bergman – You‘re All the World to Me – Crazy Coqs

Anna Bergman: You’re All the World to Me continues at the Crazy Coqs, London, until 18 October. Crazy Coqs regulars are not often treated to a bit of Puccini as an encore, but when American soprano Anna Bergman comes to town, you get the full multi-lingual package, from West Side Story, Rodgers and Hart, a Neapolitan love song […]

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Interview – Gregg Edelman on his Broadway State of Mind

Gregg Edelman returns to The Crazy Coqs cabaret room from 21 October in his one-man show A Broadway State of Mind, which reflects his own career in musical theatre. A four-time Tony Award nominee, Edelman has enjoyed a successful 30-year career in theatre, television and film. The actor and singer has starred in a string of Broadway shows from Cats to Anything […]

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This Wheel’s On Fire – Barb Jungr – Crazy Coqs

This Wheel’s On Fire: Barb Jungr continues at Crazy Coqs, London, until 4 October. With more than half the 17 songs in Barb Jungr’s new show This Wheel’s On Fire either the work of Bob Dylan or Leonard Cohen, this compilation is chiefly a further salute to those two great North American-Jewish wordsmiths whose flame […]

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Alistair McGowan & Charlotte Page – Sincerely Noel – Crazy Coqs

Alistair McGowan & Charlotte Page perform Sincerely Noel at the Crazy Coqs, London until 13 September. This charming, funny, sad, romantic, poignant homage to The Master by impressionist and actor Alistair McGowan and his actress-opera singer wife Charlotte Page highlights the many-sided genius of Noel Coward in an unusual mix of song, drama and poetry which delights from start to finish. There are the old favourites, of course, […]

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Everything’s Coming Up Jule Styne – interview with musical director Alex Parker

Composer Jule Styne wrote some 1500 songs in a long career in Tin Pan Alley, Hollywood and on Broadway. Everything’s Coming Up Roses: The Jule Styne Songbook, opening at London’s Crazy Coqs on 2 September, is a tribute to a great songwriter who died 20 years ago this month. Devised and directed by Alastair Knights (Putting It Together, The […]

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Stacy Sullivan – A Tribute to Peggy Lee – Crazy Coqs

Stacy Sullivan performs her show It’s a Good Day – A Tribute to Peggy Lee at the Crazy Coqs, London until 2 August. Returning for a second time after her highly acclaimed debut at this venue last year, Stacy Sullivan pays homage to musical legend Peggy Lee. And she delivers what it says on the tin – […]

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Stefan Bednarczyk Sings Coward – Crazy Coqs

Stefan Bednarczyk: Stefan Sings Coward at the Crazy Coqs, London, continues until 19 July. Can there be a better interpreter of Noel Coward operating in the UK – in the world – than Stefan Bednarczyk? For those in the know, such as Coward’s biographer, the late Sheridan Morley, he was the preferred interpreter of choice. This […]

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Stefan Bednarczyk returns to Crazy Coqs with Noel Coward cabaret

Described as ‘one of the most important interpreters of Coward that we have’, Stefan Bednarczyk returns to the Crazy Coqs this week with his Noel Coward show (concentrating on Coward during the war and post-war years, but also including Coward’s works from the 1920s and ’30s as well as some of his lesser-known songs). There […]

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Mari Wilson – Crazy Coqs

Mari Wilson continues at the Crazy Coqs, London until 12 July. Anybody who does not know that Mari Wilson hails from Neasden could not be left in doubt for very long. Her cabaret set at the Crazy Coqs is littered with reference to her childhood years in the London suburb, sharing a room and a bed with the teenage sister who […]

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Lucy Dixon and Howard Samuels – Invade My Privacy – Crazy Coqs

Lucy Dixon and Howard Samuels performed Invade My Privacy at the Crazy Coqs, London There are some evenings at the theatre that forever stick in the mind. Invade My Privacy: A Musical Celebration of the Works of Fran Landesman, performed at London’s Riverside Studios in early 1993, was one. Since then, there has been little opportunity to relive […]

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Tale of Three Cities – Daryl Sherman – Crazy Coqs

Daryl Sherman performs her show Tale of Three Cities at the Crazy Coqs, London until 12 July. “It’s a hermetically-sealed bubble of civilisation,” says American jazz singer-pianist Daryl Sherman of the increasingly popular London cabaret room Crazy Coqs, but it’s also worth pointing out that this kind of atmosphere can only be created when artists as […]

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Kate Dimbleby – The Dory Previn Story – Crazy Coqs

Kate Dimbleby performed The Dory Previn Story at the Crazy Coqs, London. Right at the start of her set at this stylish, somewhat bijou art deco venue in the heart of bustling Piccadilly, Kate Dimbleby asked a small but clearly enthused audience: “How many of you had even heard of Dory Previn before you came tonight?” […]

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Emerging Artists – catch the latest show at Crazy Coqs

“Despite the financial rewards of a West End hit, there are still relatively few avenues for new musical theatre writers to showcase their new work. Thankfully Simon Greiff has recognised this need and created Emerging Artists at the Crazy Coqs in central London. Picking up the late night slot at the popular cabaret venue, Emerging Artists offers to introduce […]

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Bryan Batt – Batt On a Hot Tin Roof – Crazy Coqs

Bryan Batt performed his show Batt On a Hot Tin Roof at the Crazy Coqs, London. Some performers’ cabaret sets stuggle to feel coherent. I’ve lost count of the number of times the sole theme seems to be “here are songs I learnt for audition purposes, and so help me I’m going to reuse them now”. And it […]

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Time After Time – KT Sullivan and Mark Nadler – Crazy Coqs

Time After Time – KT Sullivan and Mark Nadler performed at the Crazy Coqs, London. Stopping over in London for a few days after performing on a Queen Mary 2 cabaret cruise from New York to Southampton, the delicious KT Sullivan made a most welcome return visit to the Crazy Coqs, this time with her […]

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Harold Sanditen – Flyin’ High – Crazy Coqs

Harold Sanditen performed his show Flyin’ High at the Crazy Coqs, London. Regulars at the ever-sophisticated London music room Crazy Coqs will know Harold Sanditen best as the host of the popular weekly Open Mic nights at the venue (Thursdays at 10.30pm), a venture which recently celebrated its first birthday. However, on this occasion the […]

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Claire Martin and Joe Stilgoe – April in Paris – Crazy Coqs

Claire Martin and Joe Stilgoe perform April in Paris at the Crazy Coqs, London, until 19 April. When they played at the Crazy Coqs last year these two highly talented artists were an outstanding success. They now return with their new show which celebrates that most romantic of cities – Paris – the City of […]

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Ann Hampton Callaway – Crazy Coqs

Ann Hampton Callaway: Diva Power continues at the Crazy Coqs, London, until 12 April. It’s been 13 years since the multi-talented American singer-songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway last aired her amazing vocal pyrotechnics and wicked sense of fun in London town and that’s far, far too long. She claims she hasn’t been back since 2001 “because […]

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Emerging Artists – Crazy Coqs

Emerging Artists at the Crazy Coqs, London. Despite the financial rewards of a West End hit, there are still relatively few avenues for new musical theatre writers to showcase their new work. Thankfully Simon Grieff has recognised this need and created Emerging Artists at the Crazy Coqs in central London. Picking up the late night slot […]

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Patti Boulaye – Crazy Coqs

Patti Boulaye performs at the Crazy Coqs, London, until 8 March. First of all, I have to declare an interest. Along with thousands of red-blooded males, I was totally smitten by Patti Boulaye when she won the 1978 edition of New Faces, the X Factor of its day, and many a good marriage was put […]

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Jeff Harnar – Crazy Coqs

Jeff Harnar performs Does This Song Make Me Look Fat? at the Crazy Coqs, London, until 1 March. With his dapper charm and New York polish, Jeff Harnar was always a cabaret singer who made the game look easy, but the eye-catchingly named Does This Song Make Me Look Fat? show he brings with him […]

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Emerging Artists season at Crazy Coqs

Simon Greiff for SimG Productions, in association with the Crazy Coqs, is presenting the Emerging Artists season. Following last November’s successful launch (as part of the inaugural London Festival of Cabaret), Emerging Artists will return for three nights at the acclaimed Crazy Coqs. This season will feature emerging British based writers and performers presenting original […]

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Natalie Douglas – Crazy Coqs

Natalie Douglas sings Four Women: Nina, Lena, Abbey & Billie at the Crazy Coqs, London, until 15 February. New York jazz and cabaret star Natalie Douglas is one of those performers who fills a room with warmth and sheer loveability just by coming on the stage. Her second residency at the Crazy Coqs, one of […]

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Liz Callaway – Crazy Coqs

An Evening with Liz Callaway at the Crazy Coqs, London, continues until 1 February. Just when everybody thought the evening was going like clockwork, Broadway star Liz Callaway ‘forgot’ her lines in the ridiculously fast ‘Another 100 People’ and had the first night Crazy Coqs audience gasping in surprise and sympathy as the Sondheim classic […]

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Brent Barrett – Crazy Coqs

Brent Barrett performs his show Night Songs at the Crazy Coqs, London until 18 January. Having wowed audiences at the Victoria Palace in 2001 with his performance as Fred Graham in Kiss Me, Kate, for which he received an Olivier nomination, Brent Barrett returns to make his London cabaret debut with Night Songs. The theme […]

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Carole J Bufford – Crazy Coqs

Carole J Bufford performs her show Body and Soul at the Crazy Coqs, London until Saturday 11 January. Now we know why the New York cabaret world is raving about the new kid on the block. Carole J Bufford is very, very special. A standing ovation for her very first gig outside the USA at […]

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Open Mic nights at Crazy Coqs

Open Mic nights at the Crazy Coqs, London, every Thursday at 10.30pm. Night-owls grumble there is not much cabaret around in London once they have seen a show or a movie, so the success of the Crazy Coqs’ Open Mic Thursdays is to be welcomed. Starting at 10.30pm and hosted by cabaret singer and performer […]

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Emerging Artists – Crazy Coqs

Emerging Artists was performed at the Crazy Coqs, London. It’s all well and good to celebrate the songbooks of America and Europe as part of the London Festival of Cabaret but the concept would be considered a museum piece if there wasn’t adequate time given over to new, original work. Kit and McConnel, Miss Hope Springs […]

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KT Sullivan – Crazy Coqs

KT Sullivan performs Rhyme, Women and Song at the Crazy Coqs, London until 2 November. If there’s anything better than having KT Sullivan in London for a week, it’s having that delicious Oklahoma songbird here for two. Following her Vienna to Weimar show alongside Karen Kohler in the London Festival of Cabaret series at the […]

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Frances Ruffelle – French Connection

Frances Ruffelle’s new cabaret, Paris Original, will be a celebration of French singers and songs. The show premieres at the Crazy Coqs from 8–12 October and represents something of a golden Gallic thread that has run through her career. This began when, at the age of 19, she originated the role of Eponine in Les […]

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Miss Hope Springs – Crazy Coqs

Miss Hope Springs performs Out of this World at the Crazy Coqs, London. Whilst the lion’s share of events for the London Festival of Cabaret will be taking place through October and November, here is a chance to sample early one of the delights on offer. Miss Hope Springs is the brain-child of accomplished singer/songwriter Ty […]

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John Barr – Self Portrait – Crazy Coqs

John Barr performed Self Portrait at the Crazy Coqs, London. Monday nights at the Crazy Coqs are rapidly becoming something of a treat as they afford fledgling artists and seasoned performers a chance to try out new material or hone their cabaret style in a one-off show. Among those seasoned performers is John Barr, a […]

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Leanne Masterton – Crazy Coqs

Leanne Masterton performed Something Good at the Crazy Coqs, London. The tinkling piano strains to be heard over yet another packed house at the Crazy Coqs, as this most enchanting of London venues plays host to Leanne Masterton, performing her one-woman tribute to Richard Rodgers. A newcomer to this stage, Masterton has already performed in occasional […]

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Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano – Crazy Coqs

Helluva Town: A New York Soundtrack – Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano at the Crazy Coqs, London. It was most inconsiderate of Andy Murray to drag out his quarter-final until 7.20pm on Wednesday as nobody was going to leave their sofa or Wimbledon seat until the final point had been won, and that was surely […]

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Anne Reid at Crazy Coqs

Anne Reid In a New Key, at the Crazy Coqs, London. Electrocuted as Valerie Barlow in Coronation Street in 1971, Dinnerladied by Victoria Wood in 1998, kit off as a daring 66-year-old who beds a pre-Bond Daniel Craig in The Mother in 2003 and wooed by Derek Jacobi in last autumn’s wonderful TV series Last Tango […]

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Liz Robertson Sings Her Favourite Songs

Reviewed at The Crazy Coqs, London. Forty years on from making her showbiz bow as a cabaret dancer at the nearby Savoy Hotel, the ageless Liz Robertson is back in cabaret mode for her one-woman show at The Crazy Coqs, the new go-to Piccadilly nightspot for lovers of the genre which becomes ever more polished […]

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