CROSSING THE SHORES FROM AMERICA ARE WEST END STAR AND YOUTUBE SENSATION CHRISTINA BIANCO
Live At Zédel, Soho’s unique live entertainment concept at Crazy Coqs, announces their new 2019 winter/spring season produced in partnership with Fane Productions
James Albrecht, Artistic Director says: “Over the past 2.5 years Crazy Coqs has established itself as London’s art deco gem for cabaret and live music, and has now become a first choice for many UK and international artists. The season outlined below very much reflects this with several world class names either returning to Crazy Coqs or making their debut, and it is gratifying that more and more, celebrated artists or those seeking a career launch see Crazy Coqs as their ‘shop window’.
The audience too continues to grow and become more diverse – a reflection of the density and breadth of the programme. We look forward to sharing this unique space with all the artists and audiences that descend the stairs at Zédel for an experience unlike any other London has to offer.”
Featuring over 200 shows, highlights of the 2019 winter spring season include Julian Clary in a special warm-up for his new tour in February, Maria Friedman with a brand new show From the Heart and Hamilton Olivier Award Winner Giles Terera in May. Other musical theatre guests include Cassidy Jansen (Carole King in Beautiful) and Lorna Luft singing favourites from the Great American Songbook.
Cabaret highlights include Anita Gillette performing a loving tribute to her friend Irving Berlin in Me & Mr B, Paul Bogaev making his Crazy Coqs debut with No Surrender, featuring the songs of Bruce Springsteen and Tom Waits, musical theatre actor Rebecca Wicking, West End favourite and cabaret star Rebecca Lisewski, Lorna Dallas, Sarah-Louise Young & Michael Roulston with Julie Madly Deeply and John Owen Jones.
Music/cabaret performances include Noel Sullivan returning with his second solo show, Daniel Boys with his brand new show, 2018 International Chicago Music Award Winner Babs Savage, sensational sensing quartet The 4Tunes in their Crazy Coqs debut, Eve Ferret: Fabaret, Nerina Pallot, Scottish-Egyptian duo The Ayoub Sisters, electric quartet Stringfever, celebrated television and stage actress Wendi Peters, and all the way from Broadway Rebecca LaChance and Chris Peluso with Let’s Duet! Let’s Fall in Love – an evening of romantic musical theatre numbers from the classic American songbook.
Also crossing the shores from America are West End star and YouTube sensation Christina Bianco, Simply Barbra performed by Steven Brinberg who has spent 25 years channelling Barbra Streisand, Broadway actress and Tony Award nominee Melissa Errico, internationally acclaimed songwriter Scott Alan and award-winning Joe’s Pub regular Anne Steele.
Joe Stilgoe returns for his annual residency in May with guests including Meow Meow, Hamilton’s Rachel John, Jason Manford, Daniel Evans and The Mash Report’s Rachel Parris. London’s leading cabaret experts Black Cat return with ‘Salon des Artistes’ every Saturdays at 9.15pm and Crazy Coqs Presents… curated by Mark Petty tackles a new music theme every last Sunday of the month. Other monthly acts include Bounder & Cad, Flo & Joan, Harold Sanditen’s Open Mic Night, Marcel Lucont’s Cabaret Fantastique, ‘Round Midnight and Jay Rayner.
From March, the most ambitious incarnation of French Fest yet features world class artists from France and Belgium including headliners French Jazz, impersonation superstar Liane Foly and French drag act Charlene Duval. Completing the line-up is singer/songwriter Alba Arikha, Mandy Meadows with Piaf: The Legend, Belgium star Olivier Laurent returning with his remarkable tribute to Jacques Brel, and Jean de Talhouët with fellow musicians for Gainsbourg Confidential.
Musical theatre includes Three Sides to a Triangle – a brand new musical with Scott Alan, Jodie Jacobs and Joe Tracini. Theatre includes the London premiere of one-man play Sinatra: Raw, starring Richard Shelton as the late great Frank Sinatra. Also in the season are two new projects, a dark one-woman theatre/cabaret show Sailing Somewhere starring Suanne Braun with original songs by Conor Mitchell and The New Generation Festival’s chamber concert of Mahler’s 10th Symphony in May. And, as 9 to 5 the Musical comes to the West End from January, fans of Dolly Parton have the chance to see The Dolly Show, Kelly O’Brien’s beloved tribute to the little lady from Tennessee which returns after multiple sold out runs at the venue