Frid 11 Feb Camden Cabaret & burlesque
Multi Award-Winning vintage singer / comedian ALETIA UPSTAIRS Delivers a potent set with resonant clarity and a biting intent aligned with her stage persona, which is both formidable and wry.” – Ben Walters (The Scotsman)“Aletia gave a great performance full of passion and humour. The audience loved it.” ✭✭✭✭✭ – Patrick Harrington (Counter Culture)“Challenging and courageous. This lady in red shines like a newborn star.” – Kevin Short (International Times)“A Queer Love Of Dix is a quality piece of theatre and performance art…a well-crafted script and beautifully sung songs…a performance of mastery.” ✭✭✭✭✭ – Mark Calvert (Mumble)“Aletia Upstairs, a spectacular performance artist and scholar…masterly construct…skilful intermediacy.” ✭✭✭✭✭ – James O’Brien (Edinburgh Festival.org)“Important and inspirational work; The words, and songs,are spoken and sung with such thought-provoking purity and love.” – Kevin Short (International Times)“One of those little Edinburgh Fringe gems — Upstairs is joyful, sulky, sexy and seductive as Mata Hari. Do go and see this if you can.” ✭✭✭✭✭ – Carrie Gooch (ScotsGay)“A strong performance that includes attractive and evocative singing.” ✭✭✭✭ – Theatre Guide London“Strong, melodic and dramatic delivery…Evocatively punctuates the narrative with songs.” – The Stage“She can write, she understands the use of irony.” – BPM Magazine“Knows how to own a stage…her style was refreshing, moody and beautiful.” – The South African“Aletia was mind-blowing.” – Live Jam TV“She has an earthy, raw voice with a lot of potential and honest emotion. Her down-tempo songs are her true strength.” – London Music Blog plus
burlesque dancer, singer and parody songwriter, MOLLY BOMB About Molly: Molly Bomb is the modern woman's answer to the sing n' fling showgirl! A burlesque dancer, singer and parody songwriter, she's performed with Cabaret Boheme since 2018 and made her solo debut last year at virtual Cabaret Lab with her quirky and original renditions of vintage classics with a feminist twist. Molly will take you high and tickle you all over.. you won't come down for days!
Award-winning comedian and writer SARAH CALLAGHAN The instant she steps on stage you know you’re in the presence of someone new and special ★★★★★ The Mirror Armed with bags of attitude, she’s a refreshing working-class comedy voice…reminiscent of a young Kathy Burke ★★★★ The Herald In 2014 she was named as ‘One to Watch’ by Time Out and in 2015 she took her critically-acclaimed debut hour show Elephant to the Edinburgh Fringe. A confessional exploration of escape and ambition, Elephant played to packed houses and received great reviews across the board. Sarah was widely heralded as an exciting new comedic voice, a status cemented by her Malcolm Hardee Award nomination for ‘Act Most Likely To Earn A Million Quid’. She also appeared on E4’s Virtually Famous as a guest on Seann Walsh’s team. Elephant subsequently toured to the prestigious Soho Theatre for a run of shows in 2016, again to acclaim, and then on to the Perth and Sydney Comedy Festivals in Australia. A powerhouse. She’s an utter natural on stage… radiates confidence ★★★★ Chortle In 2016 Sarah wrote and performed sketches on @elevenish (ITV2) and returned to the Edinburgh Fringe with her eagerly-awaited follow-up, 24, followed by 'The Pigeon Dying Under the Bush' in 2017 and 'The Ballad of Sarah Callaghan' in 2018. Since then Sarah has performed all over Europe in places such as Brussels, Norway, Estonia, and Andorra to name a few. In 2018 she took 'The Ballad of Sarah Callaghan' to the New Zealand International Comedy Festival which was well received; along side her first stand up debut on TV in the same country. She continues to take the circuit by storm. Fiercely impressive ★★★★ Scotsman Magnificent performance. An absolute natural, Callaghan is definitely one to catch - Fest Callaghan oozes confidence. This supremely talented comic is ready for the next step. ★★★★ Broadway Baby Awards• Malcolm Hardee ‘Act Most Likely To Make A Million Quid’ 2015: Nominated• Best Show, Brighton Fringe 2015: Nominated•Up The Creek One to Watch 2013: Winner• Leicester Square New Act Competition 2013: Finalist• Funny Women 2011: Finalist
LYDIA ELISABETH WILD
Award winning Austrian, London based grotesque gender bender clown LYDIA ELISABETH WILD ..Lydia Elisabeth Wild has performed national and international in cabarets, at theatre productions, her own solo show, the collaborative Clownshow “Lola, Puck and Marilyn”, and made an appearance at Come Dine With Me on Channel4 as yodelling Heidi. She creates original and striking characters which undergo major transformations to different themes. Many of them were born while performing and touring with avant-garde poetry and performance company DADA for Girls between 2013 and2017 which show won the WAF Petit Prix for breakthrough theatre and the Gothenburg Award for the most provocative show.Ms LovaLova, orgininally making "things" on the trapeze, came to the ground after making appearances in the Austrian Women Clown Festival and visiting Vienna, Bristol, London and Barcelona
excellent character comedian Award winning ALICE COCKAYNE Alice is a graduate from Rose Bruford College, where she studied European Theatre Arts (training the contemporary performer. Whilst training at Rose Bruford Alice was able to develop as a multi skilled performer and artist. Specialising in comedy, clowning, drag, performance art and movement whilst also gaining skills in writing and developing her own practice. During Alices professional training at Rose Bruford College Alice developed her desire to pursue comedy and created the sketch show ‘Two girls and a lot of carrots’ with her sketch partner Paige. They went on to perform this at The Edinburgh Fringe, Alphabeti Theatre (Newcastle) and Shoreditch. Also she was given the opportunity to train for two months with internationally acclaimed Polish Theatre company Gardzienice. Here Alice worked intensely being integrated within the daily training of the company and refined her skills in musicality, choral singing and voice. Since graduating Alice was cast in the production ‘Fantasia’ (the dance before Christmas) at The Vaults London. She has continued to perform a new version of the comedy show ‘Two girls and a lot of breakdowns’ at Vaulty towers, the waitress club and The glory. Recently she has been developing her own solo cabaret piece after completing the Soho drag and cabaret course last summer and creating her own material. Which she has then performed with Pxssy Liqour and at The Barbican
Cheeky 80s glam vixen burlesque performer AMARO BLUSH Amaro Blush BioLeggy, red lipped, 80s glam vixen Amaro Blush, is blossoming into the burlesque scene from no other than the cheeky seaside town of Brighton. This classic burly beauty has been lovingly brandishing the stages since late 2019 within group acts of Cabaret Boheme.Where can you find her now then? This well dressed, jewellery laden siren, is now venturing on with her first ever solo act, 'Tonight', debuted late 2021 with Cabaret Boheme, and fired through to performing for Cabaret Lab. You'll be tripping up on the catwalk, craving Blushy's sweet strides in no time