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Highlights of next Live At Zédel season revealed

The European premiere of Ryan Scott Oliver’s Southern gothic thriller We Foxes Come and an appearance by US musical theatre rising star Joey Contreras are among the genre highlights at London’s Live At Zédel this September. Award-winning New York-based Oliver’s latest musical We Foxes Come will be performed as a one night only concert reading […]

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Lorna Dallas – Home Again – Live At Zédel

Lorna Dallas performed her show Home Again at Live At Zédel, London. She also brings the show to the venue on Tuesday 4 July. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ London fell in love with American singer and actress Lorna Dallas and she with the city in 1971 when she sang the […]

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Seth Sikes – Judy Garland’s 95th Birthday – Live At Zédel

Seth Sikes performed his show Judy Garland’s 95th Birthday at Live At Zédel, London. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ Saturday 10 June this year would have been the 95th birthday of the legend that is Judy Garland. How fitting that a small gathering of fans should assemble at Live At Zédel to raise a glass in […]

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Richard Shelton – Sinatra and Me – Live At Zédel

Richard Shelton performed his show Sinatra and Me at Live At Zédel, London. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ Live At Zédel’s summer programming brought class and nostalgia with Richard Shelton returning to the UK and the heart of London’s Piccadilly from his adopted home in LA, with his show Sinatra and Me. The show has run […]

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Casting for A Spoonful of Sherman at Live At Zédel

West End favourites Helena Blackman and Daniel Boys will star alongside Robert J. Sherman in A Spoonful of Sherman at London entertainment hub Live At Zédel in August. Following two sold-out runs, the celebration of the work of Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman, returns to London to play Live At Zédel from 7-20 […]

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Lorna Dallas to return to London cabaret for first time in 20 years

International theatre and singing star Lorna Dallas is to return to the world of cabaret for the first time in two decades with her new show at London’s Live At Zédel. The singer, who first won the hearts of UK audiences when she appeared alongside Cleo Laine in the hit 1971 revival of Show Boat […]

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Interview – singer Richard Shelton brings his show Sinatra and Me to Live At Zédel

Following his sell-out LA and Edinburgh Festival Fringe performances, RICHARD SHELTON returns to the UK to perform Sinatra and Me at Crazy Coqs, Live At Zédel, early next month. Shelton, who won ‘Best Actor in a Leading Role’ for portraying Frank Sinatra in West End’s Rat Pack Confidential, will take audiences on a trip through […]

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Zedel return for Joan Vazquez’s Sondheim show

Spanish artist Joan Vázquez will return to London next month with his celebration of musical theatre legend Stephen Sondheim, Something’s Coming – a Sondheim Tribute. The performer, who made his London debut last autumn as part of the launch season of entertainment concept Live At Zédel, will once again appear at the Crazy Coqs on […]

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Liza sings… Streisand – Liza Pulman – Live At Zédel

Liza sings… Streisand – Liza Pulman at Live At Zédel, London (also shows on 22 May and 12 June). Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ When adding Barbra Streisand’s first album to the Chapman record collection in 1963 (still have it and it’s still sounding special 54 years later), little did we […]

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Lenny and Steve: Maria Friedman – Live At Zédel

Lenny and Steve: Maria Friedman continues at Live At Zédel, London until 20 May. Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ British artists who truly understand the intimate art of cabaret are few and far between, but the wonderful Maria Friedman is one who stands alongside the very best and an evening in […]

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After You – Live At Zédel

After You continues at Live At Zédel, London until 22 April. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ The first musical commissioned by Piccadilly nightspot Zedel is a little gem of a two-hander, a love story with a sting in the tail, short and sweet at exactly an hour and site-specific too as […]

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Open Mic Night – 4th Birthday – Live At Zédel

Harold Sanditen’s Open Mic Night – 4th Birthday at Live At Zédel, London. Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ The Open Mic Night in the Crazy Coqs cabaret bar at Live At Zédel is now celebrating its fourth year. Originally a weekly event, this now monthly gig has become a Mecca for […]

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Bounder & Cad – Live At Zédel

Bounder & Cad performed at Live At Zédel, London. Star rating: three stars ★ ★ ★ ✩ ✩ Their names recall the era of Rider Haggard, picturesque piano pieces by Billy Mayerl and bakelite lamps, but in reality this savvy pair of Cambridge-educated gentlemen [Guy Hayward and Adam Drew] are very much of our own time, poking […]

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After You – first new musical at Live at Zedel – cast details

Details have been announced for contemporary love story After You, the first new musical to be staged at Live at Zédel at the Crazy Coqs. Liam Doyle (Wicked, UK tour; Mamma Mia!, Prince of Wales Theatre) and Laura Tebbutt (Love Me Tender, UK tour; Forbidden Broadway, Vaudeville Theatre) will star in the production which will play the London venue from 13 […]

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Rachel Tucker in Concert – Live At Zédel

Rachel Tucker in Concert continues at Live At Zédel, London until 25 March, then on tour in May and June. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ Bubbly Belfast songbird Rachel Tucker’s main claim to fame is that she played the role of Elphaba in Wicked longer than any other actress in the […]

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Melinda Hughes – Live At Zédel

Melinda Hughes continues at Live At Zédel, London until 15 March. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ Melinda Hughes is a classically trained singer who successfully manages to combine an operatic career with contrasting cabaret work. In collaboration with musical director Jeremy Limb, she writes much of her material. Their work encompasses both […]

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Interview – singer and satirist Melinda Hughes makes her mark on London cabaret

MELINDA HUGHES, daughter of film director Ken Hughes, is a classically trained singer who has appeared in many operas and concerts both in the UK and across Europe. Her album, Smoke and Noise, features tracks by Mischa Spoliansky and she also writes her own cabaret songs with Jeremy Limb on such topical subjects as opera divas, […]

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Madalena Alberto – Live At Zédel

Madalena Alberto at Live At Zédel, London. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ Not even Storm Doris could keep them away from Madalena Alberto’s one-nighter at Piccadilly nightspot Live At Zédel, even if it did leave her percussionist stranded in Manchester. The strong-voiced Portuguese songbird has a growing reputation in musical theatre […]

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Singer-songwriter Anton Stephans on being Brave in new solo show

Coming to Live At Zédel on 8 February actor, singer-songwriter, poet and former X Factor contestant ANTON STEPHANS will present Brave, his own one-man show, drawing on his experience in musical theatre and his working with some of the best musicians in the business. Here is his story so far… You have been involved in musical theatre since […]

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Ben Stock – The Land of Make Believe – Live at Zédel

Ben Stock – The Land of Make Believe at Live at Zédel, London. Star rating: three stars ★ ★ ★ ✩ ✩ With the cosy, but lavish surrounds of Live at Zédel being perfect for Ben Stock’s style of intimate performance, he wasted little time in making sure his small, but appreciative audience knew exactly […]

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January – Live at Zédel

January continues at Live at Zédel, London until 26 January. Star rating: three stars ★ ★ ★ ✩ ✩ TS Eliot was three months too late. The cruellest month is not April, but January – when the post-Christmas comedown collides with hard-to-maintain resolutions, topped off by grotty weather. Such is the premise of this nascent […]

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Something for everybody at Live at Zédel

To launch its spring programme, Piccadilly cabaret room Live at Zédel gave us a taster of seven very different acts, drolly introduced by French comic/compere Marcel Lucont, who is very funny indeed, rather naughty, and will be well worth seeing during Zedel’s French Fest in March. From a musical theatre point of view the highlight […]

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My Fair Ladies – Live at Zédel

My Fair Ladies continues at Live at Zédel, London until 18 January. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ Live at Zédel can only be described as a time machine. The art deco-style, intimate venue transports the audience to 1920s Paris, when femininity took on a brand new look. Women redefined their social […]

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Singer Gary Williams launches free cabaret ‘How To’ videos

Singer and author of Cabaret Secrets, Gary Williams, has launched a series of free training videos for cabaret singers. His book, on ‘how to create your own show, travel the world and get paid to do what you love’, has helped hundreds of new and seasoned cabaret performers fine-tune their shows. Now, in this series of […]

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Ben Stock brings new show to Live at Zédel

West End theatre actor Ben Stock returns to London cabaret venue Live at Zédel this week with his new show Land of Make Believe. Aimed at chasing the ‘January Blues’ away, Stock’s new offering will feature the music of some of musical theatre’s best-loved writers including Stiles and Drewe, Jerry Herman, Noel Coward, Stephen Sondheim and […]

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Bounding around – comedy duo Bounder & Cad play The Pheasantry

BOUNDER & CAD, the comedy duo who write their own songs on topical matters as well as re-writing the lyrics of standard numbers, are appearing at The Pheasantry in London’s Chelsea on Wednesday 18 January. The funny pair, otherwise known as Guy Hayward and Adam Drew, explain what they get up to in their show called Warning: Implicit Content. You met […]

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My Fair Ladies to celebrate Broadway divas

Three of the West End’s rising stars are joining forces for My Fair Ladies, a celebration of Broadway’s iconic ‘Divas’ at London’s Live at Zedel for four nights only this month. Presented by Scala Theatre Ltd, My Fair Ladies will showcase the talents of Lisa-Anne Wood (Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera), Maeve Byrne (Ghost the […]

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Interview – Scott Alan tells his story in The Journey at Live at Zédel

Award-winning singer-songwriter SCOTT ALAN presents his one-man musical, The Journey, at London’s Live at Zédel from 27 December to 8 January. Told through more than a dozen new and established songs, The Journey charts the writer’s story through sexual awakening and battles with physical and mental health. The show also features music that has been a magnate for some of […]

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Gary Williams – A Swingin’ Christmas – Live at Zedel

Gary Williams performed A Swingin’ Christmas at Live at Zedel, London. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ Singer Gary Williams is a much-loved performer who moves between West End theatre, concert hall and ocean liner with consummate ease. Like many of the eminent stars he names in the course of his Christmas swing-a-long, I […]

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Samantha Barks – Live at Zedel

Samantha Barks performed in cabaret at Live at Zedel, London. Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Fresh from an American tour, a new album launch and fantastic run of The Last Five Years as Cathy at St James Theatre, Samantha Barks treated the Zedel audience to an intimate evening of vocal acrobatics as she took us through the […]

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Lenny and Steve – Maria Friedman – Live at Zedel

Lenny and Steve – Maria Friedman continues at Live at Zedel, London until 14 November. Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ British artists who truly understand the intimate art of cabaret are few and far between but the wonderful Maria Friedman is one who stands alongside the very best Americans, and an evening with her […]

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Songbird – Emma Hatton sings Eva Cassidy – Live At Zedel

Songbird – Emma Hatton sings Eva Cassidy at Live At Zedel, London. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ They had to put on an extra show for Wicked star Emma Hatton’s tribute to one of her great inspirations, the unforgettable Eva Cassidy, the American songstress who only became famous after her early death when […]

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Caroline Sheen – Feeling Lucky – Live At Zedel

Caroline Sheen – Feeling Lucky at Live At Zedel, London. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ Feeling Lucky weren’t exactly the words used by the golden-voiced Caroline Sheen when she arrived at Live At Zedel with laddered tights and no spare pair, but by the end of a great-value, fun-filled set it was her […]

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Joan Vázquez – Something’s Coming, A Sondheim Tribute – Live At Zedel

Joan Vázquez: Something’s Coming, A Sondheim Tribute at Live At Zedel, London. Star rating: three stars ★ ★ ★ ✩ ✩ Anyone escaping a filthy-wet Saturday evening expecting to hear a Spanish version of Bernadette Peters interpreting the Stephen Sondheim Songbook will have been in for a surprise: this Joan was no lady but a handsome […]

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Anna-Jane Casey – A Life in the Day – Live at Zedel

Anna-Jane Casey: A Life in the Day at Live At Zedel, London. Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ From Annie as a young child in Manchester to Annie Get Your Gun in two months’ time in Sheffield, with plenty of West End shows and national tours in between, the awesomely versatile and […]

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Carole J Bufford – Roar! Music of the Roaring Twenties and Beyond – Live At Zedel

Carole J Bufford – Roar! Music of the Roaring Twenties and Beyond continues at Live At Zedel, London until 8 October. Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ London should hang its head in shame for allowing the magnificent Carole Bufford to perform to a half-empty room on the opening night of her third visit to […]

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Spain’s Joan Vázquez to make London debut with Sondheim tribute

Spanish artist Joan Vázquez will make his London debut next month in a celebration of Stephen Sondheim as part of the launch season of London’s new entertainment concept Live At Zédel (previously known as Crazy Coqs). West End favourites Julie Atherton (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change…, Sister Act UK tour, Avenue Q), Sabrina […]

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More musical theatre stars lined up for new Live At Zédel

Further details have been announced of the musical theatre stars lined up to launch London’s new entertainment concept Live At Zédel. Artistic director in residence, American singer-songwriter Scott Alan, has added a number of acts to the autumn line-up alongside previously announced stars including Rachel Tucker, Shoshana Bean, Matt Cardle and Maria Friedman. Actress Evelyn Hoskins (Carrie), actress-turned-singer […]

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Farewell to Ruth Leon at London’s Crazy Coqs

The Crazy Coqs, the premier cabaret room in the West End, is no more – it reopens in September rebranded as Tonight At Zedel under its new artistic director, American singer-songwriter Scott Alan, with a broader canvas of activities aimed at making more use of the space. Much-loved programmer and host Ruth Leon said ‘Welcome […]

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New Live At Zedel programme features Scott Alan, Rachel Tucker and Matt Cardle

Fears of ‘classical cabaret’ buffs that the new regime at West End nightspot Crazy Coqs – to be retitled Live At Zedel when reopening after the August recess – were going for a complete change of direction proved somewhat wide of the mark when the first September-to-December programme was announced this week. Olivier Award winner […]

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The Crazy Coqs is part of Live At Zedel relaunch in September

Unique cabaret and performance venue The Crazy Coqs, part of the Brasserie Zedel complex in central London, will be relaunched in September 2016 and all programming taken over by United Agents, the UK’s literary and talent agency. The relaunch is part of Brasserie Zédel and United Agents’ launch of Live At Zédel, a new live music […]

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