Established artists and emerging performers bring ground-breaking works-in-progress to the Albany.
Now in its sixth season, the roll call of performers who've tried out new work in the Albany's intimate studio space to date includes Matthew Floyd-Jones, Ria Lina, Holly Penfield, Marcus Reeves, Kiki Lovechild and Tim Redfern. The night is co-curated by cabaret performer Tricity Vogue, and Lisa Lee of Rude Grrl.
Sarah-Louise Young, Matthew Floyd Jones & Russell Lucas
KATE LIKE: a first airing of the new project from Sarah-Louise Young, Matthew Floyd Jones and Russell Lucas inspired by the music, video, dance, costumes and imagery of Kate Bush.
'One of the great comedians at the piano' (BBC R4 Loose Ends) is about to do a set without a piano. Expect songs, nonetheless. Mark Bunyan’s last gig at the Albany was in 1980. It must be about time for a return.
Lord Hicks may have been born with a silver spoon in his mouth but has been educated on the streets. An old-fashioned romantic, armed with only a ukulele and cut-glass diction he navigates 21st century life through the medium of song. His lordship has recently returned from tour in Belgium and is currently developing a one-man show to coincide with the 50th year since the partial decriminalization of homosexuality.
'Raises and lowers the tone in one fell swoop' Tricity Vogue
Miss Glory Pearl
Miss Glory Pearl, The Naked Stand Up, brings material from her new show, Hello, Pussy! a heartfelt and hilarious exploration of a woman's best kept secret.
Claire Benjamin is a Cabaret performer based in London, Claire has a wide range of musical character comedy and performance art acts, and is also a compere and singer. She regularly performs on the cabaret circuit and is co-host and co-founder of Magic Faraway Cabaret. Claire will be presenting a new musical comedy character for Cabaret Playroom.
'Decidedly surreal...Benjamin’s characters are inventive and delightful' FringeGuru
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