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Published on November 11th, 2015 | by Gavin

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The London Cabaret Club Presents London Never Dies

Despite the recent popularity of prohibition bars, Blitz parties, and victory rolls, it’s somewhat surprising that 1940s style cabaret shows haven’t enjoyed a revival in London. I mean, what’s not to love about enjoying some light hearted entertainment over a meal and a glass of wine? However there is one beacon of hope that has consistently created uniquely British cabaret since 2013, and following a change of venue, they invited us to attend their equally fantastic new show.

Before I continue, I must admit to hoIding a candle for the London Cabaret Club as it was one of the first events I attended after starting I’m A Londoner, and I loved it so much my heart almost skipped a beat when I got this invitation. They have now moved to the more spacious Bloomsbury Ballroom in Holborn, a fittingly grand venue for such a prestigious evening.

As we enter, two iridescent females guide us through to the underground location for the show billed ‘London Never Dies’ to coincide with the release of the new 007 flick Spectre. In true Bond style, an inconspicuous hostess discreetly hands over our mission in a top secret marked envelope which may or may not self-destruct in 10 seconds…

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Our mission turns out to be our four course dinner menu featuring highlights such as Saffron is Forever, The World is Not Enough Fillet Beef, and 00Heaven dessert. Our package includes meal, show, and a bespoke cocktail for £104, which isn’t extraordinarily expensive for the superb line-up of acts to follow.

Not long after our caviar entree had been served, the first act of the evening emerges from behind the stage. Tonight’s theme is Arabian Nights and what better way to begin than with a sultry seductress wrapped in real snakes enticing Mr. Bond. Our table is placed right next to the action and as lovely as the lady is, the sense of danger raises the hairs on the back of my neck- I’m fully immersed and I can’t wait for the next scene.

More feasts of the eyes follow shortly with attention-grabbing belly dancing, contortion, and so much more. Forgive the vague descriptions but for your own good, it’s best I don’t spoil the surprises; but what I will say is expect the unexpected…

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With our stomachs filled and wowed by the last two and a half hours of non-stop action, it was time to party, and we weren’t the only ones. The assembled crowd that included hens, birthday parties, and couples of all ages didn’t need much encouragement to get to their feet as we danced as one into the early hours of Sunday morning to put the cherry on a well iced cake.

By returning to The London Cabaret Club after such fond memories, there was a risk that it couldn’t live up to the high standards it had previously set, but I couldn’t have been more wrong. Despite having a vague idea of what to expect, the marvellous cast were able to wow me all over again, leaving me wanting to visit a third time. It’s a shame cabaret is somewhat of a dying art form but The London Cabaret Club is doing a convincing job of keeping the genre alive.

http://www.thelondoncabaretclub.com/

The London Cabaret Club will be putting on shows every Friday and Saturday in the Bloomsbury Ballroom in Holborn from 27 November until 19 December. Ticket prices start from £40 for show only.

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Born and raised in Croydon, South London, Gavin is a lover of cocktails, a passionate foodie, and a self-proclaimed ‘dancing god’. A (relatively) normal guy that decided to start blogging about his experiences around the city he loves.



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