Twisted Cabaret – Preview
The Marlborough Pub & Theatre
Thurs 14th Nov
Burlesque, of late, has offered the mainstream a way of tapping into the bold and often bizarre world of modern cabaret. But if you prefer your cabaret more mango sorbet than vanilla, you could do worse than the Marlborough’s latest pairing, ‘King of Cabaret Noir’ Joe Black and Sabrina ‘Never Been a Bad Girl’ Chap. Joe Black is half vaudeville scamp, half decadent, eerie changeling, with a pinch of filth, a seasoned cabaret veteran who’s vamped across US, UK, Europe and Australia. The Miley to Mr Black’s badly behaved Beiber, Ms Chap brings oodles of classical (and incendiary) talent fresh off a tour of her latest album, ‘We are the Parade’. Separated at birth by an ocean, these two oddballs join forces for the first time in cabaret’s spiritual home, Brighton.
Sure to be laced with vast, illicit quantities of bathtub gin, let Joe delight and horrify you with his sadcore spectacle before Sabrina tickles your fancy with her personal/political oompa fare. Then, squirm gleefully in your seat as you eagerly await what’s sure to be a unprecedented and unholy union of dueling dynamos. Don’t bring your heart condition or your preconceptions – let this gruesome twosome seduce the pants off you in the velvet boudoir that is the Marlborough. Twisted Cabaret is one-night-only foray into musical tragi-comedy, featuring two standout voices from the growing UK and US burlesque scenes; make sure Thursday isn’t your night to stay in – you don’t want to miss it.
Check out Mister Black below –