Events And Reviews

The Madame Jojo’s Peace Vigil in Words, Photos and Video.

The #SaveMadameJojos Peace Vigil in Words, Photo and Video.Read more

In October, a violent incident involving iconic Soho venue Madame Jojo’s, a celebrated performance space for several decades and home to productions including House of Burlesque, The Folly Mixtures Revue and Cabaret Roulette, led to action by Westminster Council which has been condemned as “draconian” – the complete and brutally swift suspension of its licence […]

Barbarellesque Burlesque Returns to Baltimore

Barbarella Burlesque Returns to BaltimoreRead more

As the cast readies for the year’s final performance of Barbarellesque (at Baltimore’s Creative Alliance on November 22nd), Kay Sera, co-producer and one of the show’s Barbarellas, talks about creating “an ecdysiast theatrical experience.” Why Barbarella? Barbarella, the 1968 sci-fi camp classic starring Jane Fonda, was ridiculed and reviled in its day. But it’s now […]

Review: Cabaret des Distractions (Cafe de Paris)

Review: Cabaret des Distractions (Cafe de Paris)Read more

In Cabaret des Distractions, the new resident Friday night production at the delightful Cafe de Paris, a pair of lovers, played by Ali Temple and Klodi Dabkiewicz, are cast into a hellish labyrinth and encounter a series of mythological characters sent to challenge, seduce, and test the strength of their love. You are invited to […]

Review: Pandora’s Box (Hippodrome Casino, London)

Review: Pandora's Box (Hippodrome Casino, London)Read more

Back from a run in Las Vegas, Pandora’s Box is described as ‘an innovative, enchanting display of high class entertainment’ and a dance-focused, erotic revue designed for observation rather than interaction. In reality, this journey through myth and legend is an amateurish, confused affair in need of considerable development. While sensual storytelling is supposedly at […]

Review – BRIEFS: The Second Coming (London Wonderground 2014)

Review: BRIEFS - The Second Coming (London Wonderground 2014)Read more

Briefs, the all-male cabaret circus troupe from (mostly) Australia has returned to London Wonderground for a four week run, starting on 2nd September. The show opens with a brilliantly choreographed ensemble piece, Captain Kidd strutting on stage with a huge white peacock tail which opens to reveal the rest of the cast. Some great use […]

Stripped Bare: Naked in Edinburgh (Edinburgh Fringe 2014)

Stripped Bare: Naked in Edinburgh (Edinburgh Fringe 2014)Read more

Returning from her very first Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Miss Glory Pearl reveals how her one-woman show, The Naked Stand Up, fared. Click here to read her preview feature about the show… About a week into my Edinburgh Festival Fringe experience I lay on my bed marvelling at the depth of my naivety; not only that […]