A new cabaret about how sh*t it is to be a performer.
The dynamic duo of Jess Walker (writer & singer) and Joe Atkins (composer & musical director) take you on a dismally entertaining journey through life as a performer, from cradle (almost) to grave. In a provocative show including 5 new songs and stories about sexual assault, talent show burnout and getting old, this is an evening of telling it like it is, because it's impossible to keep quiet any longer.
Joe and Jess's last theatre collaboration was her sell-out play with songs, All I Want is One Night, produced by the Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester, and soon to be heading to the Brits Off Broadway festival in New York in June of this year. Their other recent cabaret appearances have included Live at Zédel, St James Studio, Brits Off Broadway, and festivals across the UK.
Wednesday 28th February & Thursday 1st March, 7.30pm
Half a century after the legalisation of homosexuality, Jessica Walker and Joseph Atkins return to the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester to present a provocative cabaret about illicit same-sex desire in times of repression.
Beginning with the male impersonators of the Victorian music hall and the first openly gay songs of the Weimar Cabaret in 1920s Berlin, we journey through the erotic songs of 1930s Paris, and into the hidden sexualities of artists in Britain and America, right up to the introduction of the infamous section 28 in the 1980s. From Noël Coward to Dusty Springfield via Marlene Dietrich, this is an evening of queer history in song not to be missed.
Royal Exchange Theatre
St Ann's Square
Manchester M2 7DH
Liza Pulman Sings Streisand
Wednesday 21st March - Thursday 24th May
Liza Pulman, the acclaimed singer and comedienne, and one third of the satirical comedy trio Fascinating Aïda, is back by popular demand with her show Liza Pulman Sings Streisand. This is no Stars In Their Eyes, this is no Channel 5 biopic, this is sexy, sassy Liza weaving together history, humour and harmony as she celebrates the songs of the great Barbra Streisand with her six-piece band.
Alongside renowned musical director Joseph Atkins, Liza brings you glorious new arrangements and orchestrations of these now legendary songs.
Expect the much loved classics Evergreen, The Way We Were, New York State Of Mind, Second Hand Rose and many more in a full to bursting 90 minute show.