By Helton Vilar
Cabaret had always a bit of a surrealistic, magic, and insane world. At expected, a star studded line up from London’s Cabaret world is announced for a cabaret night at GFEST – Gaywise FESTival.
Bird la bird is an artist who straddles comedy and performance art, she has been described as a “Queer Pearly Queen”. Bird will be presenting her take on ‘Myths and Mythology’ as she MCs the evening.
After a flirt with the “Haute Couture Fishwife” Bird, Mzz Kimberley comes in as the queen of the voice. Elected in 2011 the “Best Cabaret Artist”, the performer has crossed many countries delivering a great singing, compared to many voices; Shirley Bassey and Tina Turner are some of them. Amidst various influences, we could highlight jazz, Gospel, and, of course, the best cabaret shows.
To finish with queer politics, Louise Mothersole and Rebecca Biscuit compose the Sh!t Theatre, an award-wining group that defines themselves as “theatrically political”. Using unique costume and make-up, they are interested in drawing political satire, gathering elements from the every day and using moments of dance, comedy, and improvisation on stage.
All performers in this evening show the plurality of London scene, putting together the best of the cabaret tradition, but bringing innovative practices with a beat of mystery and bizarre.
The Mythical Cabaret is part of the GFEST 2014. It happens Saturday, at 8 pm on 15th November – at Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road – London E1 6LA