Our house pianist can play for you or you can play the grand piano or house guitar yourself. Please note: no backing tracks at this gig.
Entry is FREE but a hat is sent round for tips for your host and pianist (NY-style). So – just rock up with sheet music and ask to sing, or just come to listen – all are welcome!
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‘very enjoyable’ (Remotegoat) ‘☆☆☆☆☆’ (The Upcoming)
The Pheasantry, 152-154 Kings Road, London SW3 4UT – Doors 6:30pm, Show 8.30pm.
Tickets £13.50 in advance from www.pizzaexpresslive.com or from the box office on 020 7439 4962 (£16.50 on the door).
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In 2016 Excess All Areas produced its 16th and last ever adult pantomime back at its old stomping ground, the Battersea Barge, on 4th to 7th and 11th to 13th December 2016.
Neglected by their parents, and a string of ill-equipped nannies, Jane and Michael Banks decide to recruit their own Responsible Adult. Enter Hairy Poppins. Practically plastered most every day, Hairy and her “male companion”, Penis Van Lesbian, take the children on a series of magical (and wholly inappropriate) adventures. But will these trust fund brats ever find the love and affection they’re truly looking for? Will Mr and Mrs Banks be shopped to the Social? Will the cast FINALLY learn their lines? Does anyone really care?
In 2015 Excess All Areas produced its 15th annual adult pantomime at its new home, the LOST Theatre, on 10th to 12th and 18th to 20th December 2015.
This year the Excess All Areas panto team gave us ‘Kitten in Heels’…Puss in Boots…with a dash of Dick!
When Dick inherits a talking cat with a penchant for fancy footwear he and Puss journey to London to seek their fortune. Once there, they land a job with Dame Choo of Shoes the Chemist; whose daughter, Alice, Dick falls madly in love with. But will they all live happily ever after? With King Rat lurking in the shadows, a castle-dwelling ogre to contend with (yes, really) and a mayoral race to win, it’s anyone’s guess!
The fourth London Cabaret Awards took place at the Café de Paris on Monday 9th March 2015.
It was a night of sequins, glitter and mayhem and an opportunity to see cabaret artists letting their hair down and spectacularly up.
The London Cabaret Awards were a celebration of the growing cabaret scene in the capital and an opportunity to formalise and publicise its existence to a wider audience, whilst rewarding the most dedicated, talented and inspiring members of its community.
Dial M… for Death:
Murder on the Battersea Barge
Following the huge success of Murder on the Battersea Barge in 2013, ‘Dial M…for Death’ offered our audiences theatrical nightmares in June 2014!
A musical-comedy murder-mystery from the producers of the iconic Excess All Areas pantomimes for the past thirteen years, this loving spoof on Agatha Christie-style whodunnits boasted a star cast of some of the best-loved cabaret artistes in the capital. Penned once more by Paul L Martin, we gave you dastardly doings, sinister sub-plots, arch accents and dubious double-entendres.
Monthly London variety night featuring an unexpected combination of cabaret acts, burlesque performers, comedy, stand-
Each month host Cara Cummings introduced 10 variety entertainers all battling it out to win audience votes and the coveted Cheese ‘n’ Crackers Platter.
Mahna Mahna: A Muppet Cabaret
Wed 16 & Thurs 17 July, 2014 at The Pheasantry
Paul L Martin and A Girl Called Fred met three years ago, working on panto. They soon found out that they both loved red wine – and The Muppets. After Fred enrolled in Paul’s cabaret course last year and subsequently moved to London, it seemed the perfect opportunity to work together again and create a celebration of some of the most iconic songs made famous by those loveable felt animals, who have shaped so many of our childhoods. In Mahna Mahna, Paul, Fred, special guest Champagne Charlie and Fred’s 15-piece choir The Voice Squad interpreted some of the best, including The Rainbow Connection, Happy Feet, Simon Smith and his Amazing Dancing Bear, Lydia the Tattooed Lady and many more.