Cabaret and Variety

Latest Reviews

Leather Lungs: Son of a Preacher

Leather Lungs: Son of a Preacher

Leather Lungs, aka Jason Chasland, has something of a following in his home country of New Zealand and with good reason. His four-octave range means that he can hit the notes that other cabaret performers can only dream of and he’s a hilarious and charming presence on stage... 

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Yummy
Yummy

The audience in The Box at The Garden of Unearthly Delights is clearly ready to party and expectations for a great show are high... 

Victoria Falconer: Oxymoron
Victoria Falconer: Oxymoron

As one half of the excellent EastEnd Cabaret and a founding member of the awesome Fringe Wives Club, Victoria Falconer is already considered an acclaimed multi-instrumentalist with excellent comic chops and an innate ability to steal a show so the only surprise is that it’s taken her this long to star in her own solo cabaret... 

Burlesque By Force
Burlesque By Force

Brodie John has a story to tell and it’s a raw tale of sexual assault, consent and how to move on. John presents himself onstage as a burlesque performer exiting the stage to rapturous applause before telling his tale directly to the audience interspersed with pre-recorded spoken word and some lovely bon mots that bring chuckles that perfectly break up the prose... 

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Features

Sweet Venues expands for Brighton Fringe 2018

Sweet Venues expands for Brighton Fringe 2018

As one of the heavy hitters at Brighton Fringe, Sweet Venues have announced they doubling their number of spaces in 2018 with two new venues. Looking to build on an already strong reputation in Brighton, it's an interesting move allowing Sweet to gain further ground. 

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Black Friday Deals on West End Shows
Black Friday Deals on West End Shows

All this week we've got some fantastic offers on your favourite West End shows. Check back daily for the latest offers. 

Save up to 72% on the Mane Chance Charity Gala with Ronan Keating
Save up to 72% on the Mane Chance Charity Gala with Ronan Keating

Get last minute tickets to see Ronan Keating in the Mane Chance West End Charity Gala Spectacular at up to 72% off. 

Barry Humphries' Weimar Cabaret at The Barbican Theatre
Barry Humphries' Weimar Cabaret at The Barbican Theatre

Barry Humphries is our masterfully seasoned emcee and cabaret diva Meow Meow our chanteuse in this risqué, sophisticated and seductive tribute to the jazz-infused music of the Weimar Republic. 

Interviews

‘What I like about Edinburgh audiences is that they’re up for adventure’ – Meow Meow

‘What I like about Edinburgh audiences is that they’re up for adventure’ – Meow Meow

Meow Meow is an international actress, singer, and dancer. She’s performed her works with The London Philharmonic Orchestra, played Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Shakespeare’s Globe and toured her own work around the world. She returns to the Edinburgh International Festival for the European Premiere of Meow Meow’s Little Mermaid, a playful cabaret reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale... 

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Pollyanna’s Pollyfilla Talks Queer Cabaret and Political Anxiety
Pollyanna’s Pollyfilla Talks Queer Cabaret and Political Anxiety

Broadway Baby’s Gordon Douglas met Adam Castle, the host of Pollyanna to talk about the outrageous, late-night queer cabaret that’s on everybody’s minds... 

The Highs and Lows of Flyering at the Fringe: Interview with a Professional Flyerer
The Highs and Lows of Flyering at the Fringe: Interview with a Professional Flyerer

Handing out flyers on the street is one of the most famously unpleasant parts of putting on a show at the Fringe... 

​Why Attila the Stockbroker Quit the Fringe, and Why He Came Back
​Why Attila the Stockbroker Quit the Fringe, and Why He Came Back

Attila the Stockbroker began performing poetry in the 1980s, and since then has toured the world. He has returned to the Edinburgh Festival for the first time in twenty years for the release of his autobiography, Arguments Yard. 

Latest Listings

Tabarnak

Tabarnak

Cirque Alfonse return to Adelaide with their newest show and it’s a very different beast to their last hit, BARBU. Set in a sanctuary-like space set with pews and random clutter, the mixed cast are dressed in white, apparent monks or celebrants in this tabernacle of circus... 

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Welcome to the Music Hall
Welcome to the Music Hall

The Old Married Couple may be married but they’re certainly not old. Playing Dixieland jazz with a vaudevillian twist, there’s more than just the music to entertain... 

Assembly Gala Launch
Assembly Gala Launch

Kickstart your festival with Assembly's renowned opening night gala. Join us as we celebrate and launch our biggest programme yet, bringing you highlights from across our 200+ strong season, all rolled into one spectacular package... 

Bitch Night - February
Bitch Night - February

Bitch Night is Edinburgh’s premier female and man-bitch friendly variety night, returning monthly with a spectacular lineup to Cabaret Voltaire!