Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Proudly presenting Cabaret Camden...

Last Thursday I enjoyed drinks, dinner and burlesque beauties in a low lit, stylish setting at Proud Camden's new Cabaret club.  Yes Cabaret in Camden, a novel idea but one that I think has the potential to do very well. The south gallery, formerly Proud Kitchen, has been transformed into a ruby red den with chinoiserie silk ceilings and lamps, gilt birdcages, black leather banquette booths, corset clad waitresses and live music and glamourous entertainment to accompany your supper...

...A four part show complete with atmosphere inducing live singer as we arrived and during each interval,  compere {comedienne and cabaret extraodinaire} Vicious Delicious who was all the more hilarious when she dropped her faux french accent and applied her acerbic wit on unexpected members of the audience and five different showgirls with multiple routines/costume changes! Cocktails and canapes on arrival and a main course of Butternut Squash and Feta Risotto with Watercress and Parmesan Crisps which was delicious and a dessert of Chocolate Fondant - what's not to love?  Served by ostrich feather festooned waitresses who tottered around in stockings, suspenders and high heels navigating the packed space like pros as well as avoiding additional high heel risks of glitter, feathers, petals and champagne as the performances played out.  With international burlesque acts Betsy Rose, Annette Bette Kellow, Coco Deville, and my personal fave Banbury Cross {you know I have a soft spot for all things Marilyn - she moonlights as an impersonator} taking the stage. As the show went on the performances got a little darker with latex lover Marnie Scarlet ending the evening with an altogether more surreal, fetish take on Cabaret - go see for yourself! http://www.proudcamden.com/kitchen 
 {Betsy Rose}
{Annette Bette Kellow}
{Banbury Cross}
{Banbury Cross}
...and finally in the words of the original cabaret queen herself, Miss Liza Minnelli...
"Life is a cabaret old chum, welcome to the Cabaret!"

Posted by: Miss J

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