- Venue: Madame JoJo's
- Address: 8-10 Brewer Street, Soho, London, W1F OSE
Join compere Myra Dubois with her very special guest Frank Lavender making his London debut as we kick off our spectacular Summer Season at Finger in the Pie Cabaret.
This Summer Finger in the Pie Cabaret will be presenting the very best of contemporary circus, burlesque and variety 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 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.
May 4th Complete Line-Up
GUEST COMPERE: FRANK LAVENDER IS FUNNY!
Laughs all the way with Greasborough’s leading funny man! Ideal for After Dinner Speaking, Cabaret Engagements, Comedy Clubs, Summer Seasons, Pantomimes, Weddings, Birthdays, Funerals etc. Frank Lavender is a comedian par excellent bar none!
BETTY ROGERS – BETTY GOT BACK
It’s time women made the most of their behind. Betty showcases how, with some explosive results!
Once the blue eyed boy of 80’s pop, now a genuine showbiz legend, Quint Fontana is on the comeback trail and this time nothing can stop him. Just keep him away from the bar!
MISS AMARETTEASE – STUPID CUPID
Miss Amarettease wakes up from a dream about her ideal partner, she takes off her dressing gown to reveal a velvet vintage showgirl outfit; but something has happened. Have her dreams come true?! Her costume brings a wonderful surprise and finally she succumbs to cupid’s actions and gets struck by love!
THE GALLOPING CUCKOOS – BIRDESQUE
Fanatical birdwatchers, armed with binoculars, deerstalkers and their packed lunch, stalk around the forest. They are an odd, awkward and obsessive bunch. Their quest? To find the rarest species of bird around. The birds call out, each twitcher is frenzied by the search – but all is not as it seems…A secret lies beneath their gawkish exterior…
JOE DEVIVRE AND THE CIRCLE OF FRIEND
Joe is a cabaret pianist and song interpreter. Radina is a Russian performance artist. Together they are attempting to exorcise some pretty serious demons, through the duelling mediums of music and art. Please show the requisite decorum, and refrain from laughter or applause – This is not Blackpool pier.
SIN CINNAMON – WILMA, WHAT A SURPRISE?!
Up and coming burlesque artist Sin Cinnamon is Wilma as you’ve never seen her before! Fred Flinstone is one lucky man!
POPPY RAINE – BREAKOUT
Confined to the asylum again, Harley Quinn breaks free from her straight jacket bonds and amuses the audience with a sultry striptease.
BISHA K ALI
Hailing from West London and ping-ponging between cultures has left her with no choice but to stand up and laugh about her strict & strange upbringing. A storyteller; she touches on topics including race, religion, dating and family. Bisha’s laid-back charm, along with her ability to surprise and delight audiences took her to the Final of the 2013 Funny Women Awards.
WHISKEY ROXX – MISS MURDER
Whiskey Roxx is one smoking badass. With a love of the bizarre and a penchant for the macabre, she never fails to shock and captivate with her on stage antics. This bolshie bombshell will quite literally tear out your heart, cast it aside and leave you screaming for more.
Drag Cabaret Vocalist Topsie is a glamorous career girl, she’s just turn 30, her ovaries are drying up and she’s desperately looking for a husband.
Comedy songwriter Tamar was born to be a rock star. Unfortunately, she was also born in Surrey. Riding off the buzz of a bit part on The Bill, this minstrel-sized songstress is ready for her next big break.
MR PBR – WOLD CLASS HOPELESS ROMANTIC
Mr PBR is writing a book on after dinner speaking, he enjoys trying words, phrases, facts and fictions out on audiences to gauge what he should put in this legacy…if he ever does.