Finger in the Pie Cabaret will be presenting the very best of contemporary circus, burlesque and variety this Summer, curated by our very own Associate Director – Jess Mabel Jones – freshly returned from taking New York by storm in the fantastic Beauty and the Beast.
From May to July we’ll have drag galore with unlucky in love showgirl Topsie Redfern and the mesmerising singer siren Lady Celeste. We’ll be welcoming the viciously indecent Myra Dubois as guest compere for the May cabaret before we hand back the reins to our blonde bombshell with the legs to die for Michael Twaits.
We bring you burlesque with a twist as we introduce the straight-jacketed Poppy Raine, red-hot magician Loretta von Dini and rapper with a pissed off pussy The Diablo Daniels. We’re serving up classic burlesque with cheesecake wonder Miss Amarettease, 50s sensation Betty Rogers and the dark and delicious Whiskey Roxx. You’ll be cramping with laughter at character comedienne Gabby Best, straight-talking Bisha K Ali and alien mess Mr Susie. And as if that wasn’t variety enough we’ve got a gaggle of clowns curtesy of the Galloping Cuckoos and international puppet master Alex Lehman. Not to mention a whole host of eclectic, beautiful and bizarre wonders, including the killer-voiced, foxy and up-for-it Itsy Bitsy and musical weirdos Joe deVivre and the Circle of Friend.
July 6th Line-Up
TALLULAH MANHATTAN – BANG
A vivacious, fast paced, sexy fan dance complete with showgirl sparkle that is sure to excitedly ruffle the audience’s feathers.
FLORA LEMORA – WILD GREEN FAIRY LIQUID
This lady is partial to a sneaky tipple of absinthe. However as the years have passed, she is more likely to be found with the other Green Fairy liquid – although she has been known to get the two mixed up. She’s not an alcoholic, she is the very clean and respectable Flora Lemora!
Victoria pugilist and agony aunt, Gentleman Johnson, will impress the ladies and intimidate the men.
ITSY BITSY – AFTERNOON DELIGHT
Tired of the monotony of everyday life – Itsy is on the search for a daily high… and she finds it! Itsy has found a delight every afternoon.
LORETTA VON DINI – COOKING MAYHEM!
Loretta von Dini puts the magic in burlesque. She what happens when this sexy 1950’s housewife gets cooking in the kitchen. Prepared to be amazing by this magical baking experience!
ALEX LEHMAN – DISASSOCIATION!
A puppet has difficulty accepting some bad news.
SIGMUND & FROID – COGNITIVE ILLUSIONISTS
Having trained in BTEC Psychology and with 25 years experience touring with Michael Flatley’s ‘Lord of the Dance’ (understudies)- Sigmund and Froid return to their home city to bring you illusion and mind Manipulation with a lilt of classical Irish Dance.
ROSEANNA – TRAVELING LIGHT
Roseanna has performed in shows covering a variety of different genres, and in many Burlesque and Cabaret venues across the UK. Here Roseanna invites you to an excerpt from her show ‘Travelling Light’: a night of laughter, story telling and song as she reveals all about growing up a Gyspy in the world of cabaret…with some familiar songs and unfamiliar stories, you are guaranteed to laugh your pants off.