The Blue Stockings Society and 7 On Red present
Friday 2 March
Advanced tickets £10, Dinner & Show £25 (click here for menu)
Seven Dials Club, 42 Earlham St, Covent Garden
Celebrated cabaret sorority makes its West End debut for International Women’s Day
The clever showgirls of London cabaret collective The Blue Stocking Society celebrate all that’s good and bad-ass about womankind with a West End edition of their London Cabaret Award nominated show, just in time for International Women’s Day.
“A wild joyride of cultural subversion” Erotic Review
A sparkling line-up of burlesque and cabaret mavens will light up the stage at 7 on Red’s Covent Garden venue, as the Women’s Institute for Bad Girls comes to town. Tongue-in-cheek femininity rubs shoulders with disobedient raunch in a riotous party for women who like to think – and play – outside the box.
“London’s most celebrated sorority” Time Out London Critics’ Choice
Featuring special guests:
After expelling herself from The Royal Ballet School, pint-sized comedy powerhouse Abigail Collins has become one of the leading lights on the London Cabaret circuit. Whether dancing Swan Lake on traffic cones as her Russian diva Katinka, or hooping up a storm as Angel Rodriguez, Brooklyn’s answer to Beyoncé, Abigail’s work is skillful, sexy and very, very silly. The physique of an athlete and the mouth of Joan Rivers – what’s not to love?!
“In your face comedy” The Mercury (Australia)
“An absolute star” Angus Mackechnie, Royal National Theatre
Originally from Belgium, Laurie is an actress who took her first steps in the Cabaret and Burlesque world as one of Miss Polly Rae’s Hurly Burly Girlies in 2007. She’s been flying solo for a good few years now but still enjoys the occasional double-the-trouble act. Miss Hagen is the Folly Mixtures’ resident host at Madame Jojo’s.
“Her infectious enthusiasm and smile make her endearing from the start, even when telling a slightly reluctant spectator he is now her slave.”
OOH LA LOU
Ooh La Lou has been having fun in the world of burlesque and cabaret for six years. She is a lynch-pin of London’s burlesque troupe ‘The Folly Mixtures’, and was proud to be part of ‘The Hurly Burly Show’ for its sell-out West End run last year at The Garrick Theatre. She’s just returned from taking the show to Sydney Australia. Her comedic modern twist on burlesque has been described by Burlesque Beat as “half Britney half Goldie Hawn” – which adds up to fabulous entertainment.
“A stand-out” Official London Theatre
With Bluestocking co-founders:
Madam Secretary, Blue Stocking Society
London Cabaret Awards 2012 Short-listed Nominee and Tournament of Tease 2008 winner Audacity Chutzpah has performed her own incomparable style of burlesque on countless stages across the UK and internationally. Her wickedly sharp sense of humour means her acts offer true titillation for body and mind. Audacity is also the creator and performer of solo clown show Waiting For Stanley, a poignantly hilarious take on women’s experiences in World War Two.
“…they’ll have to take the biscuit and the tin it came in to match the double-barrelled brazenness that is Audacity Chutzpah, the clown-queen of burlesque…” The Londonist
Madam Treasurer, Blue Stocking Society
One of London’s best-loved quirky divas, ukulele-toting Tricity Vogue has been putting her own offbeat twist on vintage jazz glamour for the last eight years. As well as painting herself blue for her highly original and “refreshingly bizarre” solo cabaret show, The Blue Lady Sings, she also hosts and runs her much-loved Ukulele Cabaret in London and at the Edinburgh Fringe, fronts a hot 20s swing band, and has a secret double life as an award-winning scriptwriter.
“Anyone else a massive fan of the divine Miss Vogue and her ukulele..? Thought so. It’s cabaret to run down side streets for. Just get there early.” Time Out London Critics’ Choice
ABOUT THE BLUE STOCKING SOCIETY
Chutzpah and Vogue founded the Blue Stocking Society in April 2010 as an impish – and literal – modern take on the 18th century gatherings of the same name. Originally a soiree for society ladies rebelliously interested in using their brains, despite the slur on their femininity, the 21st century cabaret version revels in the mischievous juxtaposition of female intelligence and sex appeal, often with uproariously entertaining results.
ABOUT 7 ON RED
7 on Red is a West End entertainment company working out of the Seven Dials Club. Their objective is to bring high quality entertainment to Covent Garden, and to provide an arts resource for performers and audience alike. 7 on Red have been running comedy nights at the Seven Dials Club since June 2011, and are now pleased to welcome the Blue Stocking Society into their family of artistic collaborators.
WHERE AND WHEN:
Friday 2 March 2012
7 on Red (Seven Dials Club, 42 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London
Doors 7pm, show 8.30pm-10.30pm, late bar
Tickets £10 advance, £12 door, £25 dinner & show
Advanced tickets from
Photo by Gavin Mechaniques http://www.mecaniques.co.uk