The Silencing of Miss Scarlett

Published On March 6, 2014 | By We Love Brighton | Music & Nightlife Reviews & Previews, New Places, Theatre & Arts Reviews & Previews

Launch night 23rd January 2014
Every Thursday
Doors 7pm
Tickets for 3-Course Meal & Show: £24

This January, Proud Cabaret Brighton seems fated to pay witness to a heinous crime.

Step inside Brighton’s Proud Cabaret on any given Thursday from 23rd January 2014 and find yourself caught in the throes of a heated murder scandal as you enjoy a sumptuous 3 course dinner.

Especially for the new year, Proud Cabaret drops its guests right in the heart of a hardboiled Murder Mystery at the opening of a brand new Burlesque- infused dinner date.

The club has been abuzz recently with rumours of bed hopping and cat fights between the divas in the dressing room. But as ever, the show goes on. The ever-gracious host, Mr Meredith, presents his most championed roster of variety performers, for a ‘scantily clad spank-tacular!’ at Proud Cabaret.

Following the mysterious death of poster girl and star performer, Miss Scarlet – the tension in the air has been noted by guests and maintenance staff alike, as rumour has it – she called a friend before her heart was stopped…

The Speakeasy club is geared to spike your senses with suspicion in a night where the fleeting glances of a showgirl hold more than just a vague, unspoken promise of fantasies fulfilled: as everyone benefits in knowing more than they are letting on.

Come and embroil yourself in scandal and hi-jinx at the Brighton’s newest experimental dinner date.


We visited Proud Cabaret Brighton on the 27th March for the press launch of the new show, here’s what we thought.

As always as you enter Proud Cabaret you are taken aback as you truly enter another world. The decor harks back to a 1920’s speakeasy with walls covered in vintage art and sparkling chandeliers swing from the ceiling. We are seated by a friendly hostess wearing burlesque garb fit for one of the acts themselves!

Proud 2Starters soon arrived, both me and my guest had the Sea Bass, cooked to perfection with lovely earthy salad leaves. The passionfruit sauce which accompanied this however was very overpowering which was a shame as the fish itself was so delicious.

For main course I had the lamb with a variety of vegetables and a lovely nutty topping, the vegetables were delicious and there was definitely plenty of everything, unfortunately the lamb was a little over cooked in my opinion. I tried my partners salmon which was delicious with a very tasty creamy sauce.

Pudding was the highlight for me, I chose the Chocolate Fondant which came with coffee ice cream and two small truffles. The Fondant itself was very tasty and light and oozed with melted chocolate, the ice cream was creamy and delicious and was a perfect accompaniment. The truffles were also delicious although by that point I was very full!

Tonight the air is thick with mystery as we are soon to learn about the murder of Miss Scarlett, one of the star performers.

After a lively introduction from the fabulous compere Mr Meredith, our detective in the spotlight narrates us through the evenings entertainment, revealing more of the mystery as he goes along and lets just say at the end there is a very interesting and revealing twist!

Proud3There were several great acts this evening and plenty of nipple tassels but the highlight for me was Michael Standen, a male performer who showed off his acrobatic expertise holding himself in various gravity defying positions often only using one hand to a slow rendition of ‘Toxic’ by Britney Spears!

Overall the burlesque and cabaret pleased as always and I would encourage anyone to go along to Proud Cabaret on any night. However I do feel that the murder mystery element this evening could have been integrated with more finesse as sometimes it felt like it was sandwiched between acts that were not linked to the story line.

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