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Cabaret Nights at St. James's Theatre

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When you hear about a cabaret night, what do you expect to see? It really could be anything, because cabaret covers such a broad spectrum of entertainment. It can include music, comedy, song, dance, recitation, drama, and more. The only one thing you usually can be sure of is the location. Traditionally cabaret was meant for pubs or nightclubs, where the audience would be sitting at tables enjoying drinks and dinner. Even that is not a given nowadays.

Cabaret is going up in the world. Once a form of low class of 'low taste' entertainment, it is now popular among the masses, and the performers are much more respected - and respectable. And what better proof can I give than the fact that the high profile venue of St. James's Theatre holds regular cabaret nights with some of Britain's most notable talent?



For example, in March, comedian Julian Clary will be giving an intimate soiree of comedy that is canned, condensed, and completely organic. In other words, it will be a highly concentrated soup dish with a variety of ingredients: music, filth, and star guests.

This unpredictable medley of smut will include outrageous costumes, raffles, revelations, and a meeting with the W.I. in a sex dungeon.



Thinking a little closer to the time, the next cabaret performance will be between the 13-15th December. A Woman to Woman Xmas stars Mari Wilson and Barb Jungr. The duo make the perfect fairies to put on top of your tree as they entertain with the musical delights of American soul and British pop. From Dolly Parton to The Rolling Stones, experience hits in a way never quite heard before.



December also features special evenings In Vogue. Songs by Madonna will be performed by Australian music theatre star, Michael Griffiths on the nights of 19th-22nd December. This is no drag act, but rather a tender interpretation of her songs on the piano.

Other cabaret nights to look forward to include the premiere West End production of Songs We'll Never Sing. The Wit and Whimsy of Alexander Bermange, and Loved Up erotic poetry for Valentine's Day.
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Why? Fun at the theatre
When: 13th Dec-28th March
Phone: 0844 264 2140
Where: St. James Theatre
Cost: 10-20
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