The Cabaret Of Dead Souls
£6/£3, Please book here
An alternative variety show of music, comedy and – well – strange stuff. Featuring a rare London date for ‘English Jacques Brel’ Philip Jeays, the welcome return to N19 of quirky performance artist Stacy Makishi, and some funny musings from Julian Fox. Mistress of ceremonies: Sophia Blackwell. And don’t worry – they’re not really dead. All too alive, in fact.
Philip Jeays is perhaps the foremost name in British chanson, having appeared on Radio 3 and 4, and at several Edinburgh Fringes. A prolific songwriter and unashamedly theatrical stage-presence, he is the antithesis to the cover-version-wannabe school of music, and rightly loved by his legion of fans.
Stacy Makishi is a ‘transplant from Hawaii’ whose performances combine physical theatre, spoken word, visual art and installation, leaving audiences not sure what they have just seen, but loving it all the same. And she’s won numerous awards for it. She makes the normal abnormal, and vice versa.
Julian Fox has been plying his off-the-wall monologues at theatres and fringe festivals since 2000. These include New Spaces for Role Models (a celebration of Heathrow Airport) and You’ve Got to Love Dancing to Stick to It (about Brockwell Lido). His On a Lonely Planet became a four-part series on Radio 4.
Self-described ‘Sappho in Sainsburys’ Sophia Blackwell is a poet and novelist whose work has appeared in Time Out and Diva, and who has graced the poetry stages at Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party and The Big Chill. She is an in-demand workshop-leader and a radiant vamp of a compere.