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The Tiger Lillies’ Christmas Carol review – Dickens is lost in queasy cabaret

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Whether it’s the cheery musings of the worker hammering in the nails to crucify Jesus, a bleak paean to the glories of heroin or the cautionary tale of a young thumb-sucker whose thumbs are snipped off by a tailor wit...

Life is a cabaret – until Covid brings down the curtain on the West End

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Just over a year ago, Anna-Jane Casey was forced to abandon the Covid-shuttered West End to deliver hundreds of parcels in a second-hand van. She was overjoyed to find herself back on stage this Christmas in one of th...

Luminosa review – an intimate night of close-up circus cabaret

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Tonight was supposed to be the grand reopening of Jacksons Lane – a converted church that’s home to circus in north London – after a £4.5m refurbishment. But the building work isn’t finished, so instead of entering th...

Cabaret review – Eddie Redmayne is electric in this blinder of a show

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This revival of John Kander and Fred Ebb’s 1966 musical might as well come with its own distinctive Kit Kat Club drumroll: one of the hottest – and more expensive – tickets of the year, its high concept staging extend...

Cabaret review – Liza Minnelli musical still divinely decadent and chillingly relevant

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‘Still think you can control them?” Dizzied by their divinely decadent menage à trois in Weimar Berlin, cabaret singer Sally Bowles (Liza Minnelli), shy scholar Brian Roberts (Michael York) and suave aristocrat Baron ...

Fishnets out, waacking in! Julia Cheng on how she has transformed Cabaret

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It all started in a Luton youth club. “They had a party night on Thursdays,” Julia Cheng tells me. “People in a circle dancing to Puff Daddy. It was probably on until 8pm but that feels really late when you’re 12. Tha...

Ballet Freedom review – slapstick, generic dance cabaret

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There is plenty of sex at the fringe. Late-night burlesque or drag stars that titillate their audience can be found in abundance in Edinburgh’s eclectic venues. Lots of alternatives to Ballet Freedom, then. This show ...

I love Cabaret – but the Weimer Republic musical suddenly feels too immersive

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I must have seen the 1972 film Cabaret 30 times. I’ve watched it with people who didn’t like musicals, a guy who thought Liza Minnelli looked like a duck (who I no longer speak to), children so young that I started of...