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Nellie McKay – The Pheasantry

Nellie McKay performed at The Pheasantry as part of the London Festival of Cabaret. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ Nellie McKay is a British-born American singer-songwriter and actress, noted for her critically acclaimed albums, and for her Broadway debut playing Polly Peachum in The Threepenny Opera (2006). This was McKay’s first show […]

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Love and Let Love: New Collaborations with Old Friends – Michele Brourman – Crazy Coqs

Love and Let Love: New Collaborations with Old Friends was performed by Michele Brourman at the Crazy Coqs, London. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ After two weeks of caressing the ivories while her great pal Amanda McBroom took centrestage, the pocket rocket of American cabaret, “4ft 11 on a good day” […]

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Let Me Sing and I’m Happy – Wendi Peters – St James Theatre Studio

Let Me Sing and I’m Happy – Wendi Peters at St James Theatre Studio, London, as part of the London Festival of Cabaret. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ There’s a first time for everything and baking a brownie, Wendi Peters’ interval treat for each member of her full-house audience, certainly put a […]

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Isabelle Georges – Oh Là Là! – St James Theatre Studio

Isabelle Georges performed her show Oh Là Là! at the St James Theatre Studio, London, as part of the London Festival of Cabaret. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ The London Festival of Cabaret treated us to the-long awaited London debut of French triple threat Isabelle Georges in the intimate setting of the St James Theatre […]

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Stuart Matthew Price Sings The Songbook of Menken – St James Theatre Studio

Stuart Matthew Price Sings The Songbook of Menken was performed at the St James Theatre Studio, London, as part of the London Festival of Cabaret. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ Following his Andrew Lloyd Webber and Stephen Schwartz concerts at the St James Studio, the irrepressible Stuart Matthew Price gave us a fun […]

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Up Close and Personal – Amanda McBroom – Crazy Coqs

Up Close and Personal – Amanda McBroom continues at the Crazy Coqs, London until 7 May, as part of the London Festival of Cabaret. Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Crazy Coqs host Ruth Leon announces Amanda McBroom as “arguably the greatest cabaret performer in the world”, but nobody was arguing after […]

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Feminine Persuasion – Ann Hampton Callaway Celebrates Women Songwriters – Crazy Coqs

Feminine Persuasion – Ann Hampton Callaway Celebrates Women Songwriters continues at Crazy Coqs, London until 24 April, as part of the London Festival of Cabaret. Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ There aren’t enough stars in the galaxy adequately to convey the extraordinary pleasure of spending 90 minutes in the company of this […]

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Leo Elso, Samuel Sené and Isabelle Georges – the French are coming!

The fourth edition of the West End Frenchies showcased the talent of MTA London-trained musical performer, musician and composer Leo Elso who recently played Tom Springfield in the musical Dusty at the Charing Cross Theatre. For his London cabaret debut, Elso chose to start with a Sondheim ditty – ‘I’m Calm’ from A Funny Thing Happened […]

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Anne Reid – I Love To Sing – Crazy Coqs

Anne Reid performs I Love to Sing at the Crazy Coqs, London until 2 April. Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Much-loved actress Anne Reid returns to the Crazy Coqs where she triumphed last year when she presented a long-deserved tribute to the prolific songwriting team of Comden and Green – an evening that made this old […]

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London Festival of Cabaret 2016 – all the details

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: […]

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London Festival of Cabaret at St James Studio – line-up includes Sophie-Louise Dann

The St James Studio will once again be one of the main host venues for the popular London Festival of Cabaret. Now entering its fourth year, the Festival – which aims to celebrate the great composers, lyricists and interpreters of popular song – runs from 22 April until 8 May. Other host venues across the city […]

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Janie Dee and Friends – Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Janie Dee and Friends at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare’s Globe, London, as part of the London Festival of Cabaret. Star rating: 3 stars ★ ★ ★ The candlelit beauty of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse was the perfect setting for double Olivier Award-winning actress and singer Janie Dee’s Jacobean cabaret, one of the highlights of the second week of the London Festival of […]

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Interview – composer Scott Alan reunites with Cynthia Erivo at the London Festival of Cabaret

New York-based composer Scott Alan (Home; Dreaming Wide Awake) and Broadway-bound actress and singer Cynthia Erivo (The Color Purple; I Can’t Sing!) will join forces for Home Again, three special concerts (4–6 May) at the St James Studio, London as part of the London Festival of Cabaret 2015 (28 April to 11 May). Audiences can expect to hear Erivo […]

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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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London Festival of Cabaret – Kerry Ellis, Janie Dee, Cynthia Erivo and Scott Alan join line-up

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 […]

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Maria Friedman and Friends – Ambassadors Theatre

Maria Friedman and Friends at the Ambassadors Theatre, London (20 and 21 May). It was quite a blow for the original concept of ‘Maria Friedman & Adam Guettel in Concert and Conversation’ when Guettel was compelled to pull out at short notice to be at the bedside of his ailing mother (and fellow composer) Mary […]

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Xara Vaughan – Jermyn Street Theatre

Xara Vaughan performed at the Jermyn Street Theatre, London. As well as star names such as Maria Friedman, David Bedella and Barb Jungr, the second London Festival of Cabaret has given opportunities over the last three weeks for emerging talents to showcase their potential. Xara Vaughan’s second Monday night at the Jermyn Street Theatre came […]

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David Bedella & Friends – St James Theatre Studio

Primetime! – David Bedella & Friends performed at the St James Theatre Studio, London. It may well have been a slightly blustery Sunday evening in Victoria, but deep in the heart of the St James Studio, there was definitely a warm Latin feel. David Bedella & Friends is a unique and deeply personal approach to the […]

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Barb Jungr and Lauren Fox – London Festival of Cabaret

Barb Jungr – Hard Rain at The Jazz Club, Soho/Lauren Fox – Love, Lust, Fear & Freedom at Crazy Coqs, London. The link binding these two shows, seen on consecutive days as part of the three-week London Festival of Cabaret, was the work of the bleak Canadian songwriter-poet Leonard Cohen. Barb Jungr shared “the Rat […]

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Fascinating Aida – Charm Offensive – St James Theatre

Fascinating Aida performed Charm Offensive at the St James Theatre, London. The intelligent addition to any celebration of light entertainment, Fascinating Aida have woven the London Festival of Cabaret into their continuing tour of the British Isles. On the verge of becoming a national institution, the triumvirate of Dillie Keane, Adele Anderson and Liza Pulman swept […]

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Julie Atherton – Tempting Fate – St James Theatre Studio

Julie Atherton’s show Tempting Fate was performed at the St James Studio Theatre, London. The second London Festival of Cabaret got up a head of steam with the delightful Julie Atherton at St James Studio, her vibrant collection of newer songs a distinct contrast to the more nostalgic material we heard from Simon Green at […]

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Composer Adam Guettel – why he is drawn to cabaret

Composer, lyricist, performer, teacher and conservationist, Adam Guettel, a patron of the 2014 London Festival of Cabaret, will appear in concert and conversation with Maria Friedman at the Ambassadors Theatre on 20 and 21 May. Guettel’s musical The Light In The Piazza premiered on Broadway in 2005 and received six Tony Awards. Guettel also wrote […]

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London Festival of Cabaret 2014 line-up revealed

The London Festival of Cabaret is celebrating all things songbook in 2014, and this year will play at eight venues in the capital from Tuesday 6 May to Thursday 22 May. The programme will include an evening of conversation and song created by Festival patrons Maria Friedman and Adam Guettel, the French chanteuse Gabrielle Ducomble, […]

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Tamar Broadbent – Almost Epic – Leicester Square Theatre

Tamar Broadbent: Almost Epic at the Leicester Square Theatre Lounge, London. Though not at the bar where a glass of ordinary plonk cost the best part of £7, it was Happy Hour at the Leicester Square Theatre Lounge with Almost Epic, Tamar Broadbent’s hilarious one-woman show of self-penned, self-revealing songs and blissful comic timing, sending […]

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Michael Feinstein and Friends – Palace Theatre

Michael Feinstein and Friends at the Palace Theatre, London. Small, dapper and a ridiculously young-looking 57, Michael Feinstein bounded on to the Palace stage and gave us a two-hour trawl through the Great American Songbook with brief assistance from Elaine Paige and Julian Ovenden in this flagship event of the first London Festival of Cabaret. […]

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Alexander Armstrong and His Band – St James Theatre Studio

Alexander Armstrong and His Band Celebrate The Great British Songbook at the St James Theatre Studio, London. It is unlikely that many of the dates for the London Festival of Cabaret will have created such a flurry of sales as that of Alexander Armstrong and His Band. A regular face on British television screens for nearly […]

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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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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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Feinstein headlines London Festival of Cabaret

London will celebrate all things cabaret in the inaugural London Festival of Cabaret which will see the genre playing in venues across the capital from Tuesday, 22nd October-Friday, 15th November. The festival will give audiences the opportunity to see world-class cabaret acts, newcomers and artists who have never ventured into the world of cabaret before. The London Festival […]

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