- Venue: Madame JoJo's
- Address: 8-10 Brewer Street, Soho, London, W1F OSE
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.
June 1st Line-Up
BAMBIE BLU – MAMA DO THE BUMP
Devoted to the original spirit of the striptease, Bambie Blu encapsulates Bump ‘n’Grind in its most exhilarating and desirable form. This tantalizingly performance will make the crowd go wild with excitement.
ANOUK – TRIBAL FUSION BELLYDANCE
Anouk is a london based bellydancer. she celebrates , expressing all sides of her persona as a dancer and a woman ranging from strong gypsy to whimsical sweet and sultry. Anouk is known for her choreographic skills; blending sharp accents, gentle allure and outstanding sense of the music.
Mr Susie (formerly “Mr Susan”) is an alien who came to Earth “half-past ten year ago.” He wants to help but he understands very little. Wide-eyed, innocent and occasionally very rude (always by accident) he is played by the comic actor Mark Davison.
GABBY BEST – MARIJANA
Character comedy from the winner of the Funny Women Awards 2012, as seen on Live at The Electric BBC3.
TALLULAH VANÉE – AMORE
Tallulah Vanée is a beautiful Italian seductress who will send your pulse racing with her unique, classic boudoir performance.
COCO CANE – PEACOCK
Coco Cane is a twisted glitter-cheesecake Burlesque prodigy with a sprinkle of classic and a lick of controversy. Expect fearless flashing, titillating teasing and seductive stripping from this cheeky Comedienne.
Lady Celeste is back from the brink. After a successful international career spanning decades, the death of her mother took her away from the limelight. She is now back, to reclaim her rightful place, as the industry’s “Performer Extraordinaire”. Velvety jazz renditions of popular songs, mixed with her hilarious anecdotes – you’d be grateful to be a witness to this great stage return!
The Sci-Fi Showgirl who is out of this world! A Burlesque artist and singer, plus she’s not too bad dealing with hecklers either!
THE DIABLO DANIELS
THE Diablo Daniels, America’s Most Wanted “maneater” is on the hunt for her latest victim but upon being caught by the police they get a bit more than they bargained for. Inspired by the B-Movie “TEETH” this bitch has a whole lot of bite.
MUSIC OFF CANVAS AND EMMA MILLER – MAESTROPANTS
A collaboration between 2 classically trained musicians and a physical theatre performer has resulted in ‘Maestropants’. We follow the journey of a Georgie, who finds herself in charge of two musicians expecting to be conducted. With all the confidence of a great conductor and none of the ability, Georgie’s idealistic hopes do not go to plan but through playing, rhyme and physical comedy together they discover their own musical language.