Cabaret Playroom is a ground-breaking platform for new work that’s been hosted by the Albany since September 2014. Since then a veritable who’s who of artists have brought their experiments and works-in-progress to the intimate studio space, to take the audience on a journey that’s often as much of a surprise to the performers themselves.
The night is co-curated by cabaret artists Tricity Vogue and Lisa Lee, and has featured work from established and emerging artists alike, including Jon Hicks, Sarah Louise Young, Paul Martin, Holly Penfield, Matthew Floyd Jones, Ria Lina, Topsie Redfern, Claudia Palazzo, and Lord Hicks.
The line-up for this performance (so far)
Noted pub singer and London Cabaret Awards Finalist 2018 attempts to revive her flagging career with an extravaganza concert of Eighties’ power ballads.
Stranger Danger is a poem, opera and psychedelic theatrical experience about strangers and the dangers of being a stranger. It explores elitism, xenophobia and the fine line between acceptance and ostracism.
Delivered by solo performance artist, Claudia Jefferies, this short extract sits somewhere between Cabaret Voltaire and a Karen Finley monologue.
Tom and Simon met onstage at the infamous clown school École Philippe Gaulier during a performance of the Pinter anti-war sketch “Precisely”. Since then they have been a double act performing theatre and comedy influenced by clown, sketch, improvisation and theatrical absurdism. Both Simon and Tom perform independently in their own right having appeared in theatre and international comedy festivals.
Laura Nadia Hunt
With her crystalline sultry sweet vocals, endless legs and unique, emotive interpretations of a wide range of styles from modern pop to standards – all with a witty, titillating burlesque twist – Laura Nadia Hunt is here to entertain and inspire you.