Thur 31 Dec NEW YEARS EVE CABARET SHOW
Multi Award-Winning crowd pleasing vintage singer and 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
Exciting funny Award winning Aideen McQueen Aideen McQueen is one of Ireland’s top standup comedians. She burst onto the circuit seven years ago, making it to the final of the “Funny’s Funny” Competition in the UK just after her third gig. She does regular TV appearances on RTE, TG4, BBC Northern Ireland and BBC RAdio 4. She is one of the resident comperes at the world famous International Comedy Club Dublin and has appeared alongside such acts as Sean Hughs, Reginald D Hunter, Ardal O’ Hanon, Dylan Moran,Hal Cruttenden, Johnny Vegas and Frankie Boyle.In 2019 she performed in two, sell out Edinburgh shows. She has performed at The Vodaphone Comedy Festival, The Electric Picnic Festival, Prague Comedy Festival, to name but a few.
Award -Winning Stand Up comedian PATRICK MONAHAN Patrick Monahan blends a high energy comedy style with hilarious and engaging topical and observational material. Known for working a room, Patrick is adored by his audiences with whom he makes an effortless connection! From February 2015 Patrick will be on tour with his brand new, energetically witty and charming family show! Expect plenty of playful audience interaction from this loveable Irish/Iranian Teessider! Early in 2014 Patrick took part in the hit family entertainment series ‘Splash!’ (ITV) and appeared on the brand new series of ‘Celebrity Squares’ (ITV). He was also seen on ‘Fake Reaction’ (ITV) and on ‘Man Up’ (Fox) and was a regular 2014 guest on ‘Not The One Show’ (London Live). Last year Patrick could be seen as host of ‘Jongleurs Live!’ (Sky) and on ‘12 Again’ (CBBC/BBC2). His 2013 TV appearances include ‘Comedy Annual’ (ITV1) ‘Daybreak’ (ITV1) ‘Loose Women’ (ITV1) and ‘The Wright Stuff’ (C5). In 2012 he took part in Let’s Dance for Sports Relief on BBC, won Best Newcomer at the Loaded LAFTA Awards and Forth Radio Best Stand-Up People’s Choice Award for his hit show ‘Hug Me I Feel Good’. Winner of the 2011 ITV1 series ‘Show Me The Funny’ which led to the release of his debut DVD ‘Patrick Monahan Live’ (2 Entertain). ‘A comedian with a heart of gold… it’s not laboured but it makes you think, even while you grin from ear to ear at all the fun you’ve just had’ ✭✭✭✭✭ — ONE4REVIEW twitter: @patrickjmonahan facebook: patrickjmonahan +
Award winning comedy magician CAMPBELL GLAZIER Campbell is one of the UK's leading comedy magician and is frequently seen across the comedy circuit as well as fringes and festivals all over the UK. He has written, directed and starred in 2 successful full length shows and has developed special effects for stage productions as a magical consultant. He is also a sought after host and is often at Dabbers Social Bingo as well as corporate events and is known for using the audience throughout his presenting. His accolades include: - 'A Star In The Making' - Daily Sport - **** So Bloody Good It's Annoying (Radio Faversham) - Runner Up (Made in Kent) - Runner Up (Battle of the Wits) - Finalist (New Act Of The Year) Campbell is also a regular star on the cabaret scene and is regularly seen in London and Brighton. He brings a more dark and twisted p performance to these nights. He also displays a comedy (and sometimes dangerous) juggling routine which remains a crowd pleaser
London based burlesque performer CLAUDIA ROSIER
Wild and wonderful Award winning comedian GABBY KILLICK Gabby Killick is one of the UK’s most exciting new talents. Whether she is acting, presenting or performing her solo sketch comedy show, she has an extraordinary ability to wow the audience. Gabby’s show, Girlfriend From Hell – The Bitch Is Back , has already been listed by the Funny Women organisation as a top three show and was named a top ten show at the Edinburgh Festival. Gabby herself was voted “Best Newcomer” after leaving Drama School and she is currently taking lead roles in two new British feature films. She has even tried her arm at TV presenting and has anchored a number of TV reports. Girlfriend from Hell – The Bitch Is Back is fast becoming one of the most talked about shows on the comedy circuit. Besides Edinburgh, it has played to full houses in venues as far apart as London, Boston, Barcelona, Hamburg and Vienna. Gabby graduated from the Birmingham Conservatoire in 2015 and has never looked back. Within twelve months of leaving, the Birmingham Life magazine publicly backed Gabby for an Oscar and media reviews across the country continue to positi