Your guide to cabaret, burlesque and variety in London
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- The London Cabaret Awards
As well as a packed schedule in his capacity as the scene’s pre-eminent lobber-and-catcher of balls, boxes, pins, blades, wine glasses and bowling balls, Mat Ricardo has popped up on TV alongside Jonathan Ross and Alan Titchmarsh, as well as doing his patented reverse-tablecloth-pull on an income-protection ad.
When Time Out & Soho Theatre launched TO&ST: the Edinburgh Cabaret Award, we set out to find an electric talent who could serve as an ambassador for the best in contemporary cabaret to a general audience unfamiliar with the form. A tall order? Yep. Tough competition? Sure. Did we find a winner? Oh, hell, yes – we found Lady Rizo.
From its beginnings in late 2011, it was clear that ‘Sleaze’, at Camden’s Lockside Lounge, was a bit special. Conceived by supersmart shock merchant Mat Fraser and saucepot Trixie Malicious – joined by Hit Man Hearn and Miss Cairo – its deliciously scuzzy mix of go-go dancing, games, fun, art, smut, satire and tits soon found an appreciative audience.
Boredom, nudity, Céline Dion, nine-year-olds and ‘trannies with fannies’ – 2013 will be another provocative year in cabaret. Take a look at the acts Ben Walters is especially excited about.
Our take on the second edition of the London scene’s annual awards
Chaz Royal celebrates his ten-year anniversary as a cabaret producer
Cabaret diva Ursula Martinez shares some of her favourite photos with Time Out
Myra DuBois and Kiki Kaboom slug it out as cabaret’s two biggest scenes face off
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