Finger in the Pie is pleased to announce 3 new cabaret nights at various London venues, all launching in the next 4 weeks: Cabaret of the Century at the Century Club in Soho, the Finger in the Pie Cabaret Showcase at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern in Vauxhall, and Cabaphonic at Earl Haig Hall in Crouch End.
“outstanding cabaret” – Time Out Critic’s Choice
Finger in the Pie cabaret launched in 2007 under the leadership of artistic director Alexander Parsonage, and was a resident cabaret company at Madame Jojos until the venue’s controversial closing in late 2014. In that time, Finger in the Pie showcased over 600 individual performances from a total of over 780 different performers, and oversaw the UK cabaret debuts of Bourgeois and Maurice (winners in the 2012 London Cabaret Awards), Doctor Brown (winner of the Fosters Comedy Award 2012), Banbury Cross (Vegas Burlesque Hall of Fame) and Myra Dubois (Winner London Cabaret Awards 2013).
“the best new Burlesque acts around” – The Stage
Finger in the Pie are proud to work with cabaret stalwarts the Royal Vauxhall Tavern to bring back their cabaret showcase of new drag, burlesque and variety, as well as creating new ongoing nights at two new cabaret venues, at a time when cabaret venues are under threat and performers are in need of new places to be seen: Cabaret of the Century will be held at the esteemed Century member’s club on Shaftsbury Avenue, with each show dedicated to a year in the 20th Century; while Cabaphonic, at Crouch End’s Earl Haig Hall, will offer a night of sultry songsmiths, comedy crooners and vaudevillian vocalists.
Notes to Editors:
Finger in the Pie’s Cabaret Showcase
Finger in the Pie Cabaret is London’s hot showcase of new drag, burlesque and variety. We’ve launched the careers of some of London’s most famous cabaret artists and regularly provide a testbed for new material from its most established. Finger in the Pie Cabaret is based in the world famous Royal Vauxhall Tavern: a palace of debauchery nestling seductively on the site of the legendary Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens.
Date 17th April 2015 (and every 3rd Friday of the month)
Time Doors 7pm, show from 7.30pm
Venue The Royal Vauxhall Tavern, 372 Kennington Lane, London SE11 5HY
Tickets £10 advance, £12 on the door (londoncabaret.co.uk)
Cabaret of the Century
An intimate cabaret soirée hosted by the inimitable Michael Twaits accompanied by Sarah Bodalbhai on piano, every month at the famous Century member’s club on Shaftsbury Avenue. Each month we will be taking a different year of the 20th Century as our theme, with live cabaret interpretations of the music of the time, peppered with random facts, re- enactments of historical events, costumes and campery – not to mention guest performances from the crème de la crème of the cabaret scene who’ll wow audiences with brand new material and special one-off performances created exclusively for the night.
Date 2nd May (and every 1st Saturday of the month)
Time Doors at 8pm, show from 9pm
Venue Century Club, 61-63 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 6LQ
Tickets £15 advance, £18 on the door (londoncabaret.co.uk)
Finger in the Pie present a night of sultry songsmiths, comedy crooners and vaudevillian vocalists – hosted by award winning chanteuse and accordion queen Anna Lou Larkin. We’ll be bringing you the very best urbane beats that the London cabaret scene has to offer, be they tinkling the ivories or fingering the frets – you know you are in for a good night!
Date 8th May (and every 2nd Friday of the month)
Time Doors 7.30pm, show from 8.30pm
Venue Earl Haig Hall, Elder Avenue, London N8 9TH Tickets £10 (earlhaighall.com)
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