Preview: Upcoming cabaret nights in Norwich

The latest No Strings Boogaloo cabaret club night takes on a spectacular circus twist and the icing on the cake will be a performance from international burlesque showgirl Cherry Shakewell. Plus Cuban Brothers, Evening of Burlesque.


Norwich Arts Centre, April 28, �10, 01603 660352,

The latest of Hocus Pocus Theatre's burlesque club night takes on a spectacular circus twist.

The icing on the cake will be a performance from international burlesque showgirl Cherry Shakewell, pictured. The queen of kitsch and strutter extraordinaire, Ms Shakewell is wiggler and whirler to the stars, having in the past performed for Fat Boy Slim, Fun Lovin' Criminals, Colin Farrell and Jeremy Irons, amongst others.

There will also be Count Adriano Fettuccini who is just back from an Italian tour with An Evening of Burlesque, hand-balancer extraordinaire Jaymie-Leigh, Alex The Mind Reader, hula hooping from Daisy Bourne, circus stuff from Digby's Consortium and masquerading characters from Theatre Of Escapades. Live music will come from Juke & The All-Drunk Orchestra playing killer jives and forbidden pleasures, plus vinyl veterans DJs Jazzlord, Keith Slater And Spenny

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Open, Bank Plain, Norwich, May 4, �15, tickets available in person from Open or The Rock Collection in Lower Goat Lane, or at the website below

Having been forced to postponed this planned night of spicy Latin fun when the The Cuban Brothers won their heat of Sport Relief Let's Dance, Bo Nanafana finally get the funniest, flashiest, most flamboyant 'family' this side of Fernando De Dios back from the arms of Fatima at the BBC.

With fake tans, fake accents, funky tunes and fantastic dance-moves, The Cuban Brothers are the funniest performers on the circuit with innuendo and spangly thongs, their performances combine music, riotous comedy and, of course, sensational dancing.

Damien Hirst, Robbie Williams and Elton John have all hired the Cuban Brothers to add a little crazy Caribbean fun to their dos.

The CB's will be appearing with a full live band. There will be plenty more Latin fun too. For dress think 70s Latin Porn Funk! Muy extraordinario!


Norwich Theatre Royal, June 23, �21-�5, 01603 630000,

After a successful run in the West End this tantalising yet tasteful, camp and colourful show will arrives at the Theatre Royal as part of a national tour. It's all tease, no sleaze as corsets, killer heels and stockings aplenty combine exquisitely with music from across the decades as elegant showgirls combine Parisian charm with Las Vegas glamour.

Compering the evening will be voluptuous chanteuse Ivy Paige together with an all-star cast that includes the cream of British burlesque talent. Performers will include Amber Topaz and OoLaLoo evoking pin-up magazines of the pre-Second World War era, while Kalki Hula Girl beings circus clowning bang up to date.

The bill is a mixture of magic, music and song and dance — including traditional fan dances — and, as the saying goes, its all done in the best possible taste.



Junction, Cambridge, April 21/May 19, returns only/�12.50, 01223 511511,

Cambridge's fantastic cabaret and burlesque night returns tomorrow with special guests Lindy Hop dance champion Sharon Davis and aerial act Katharine Arnold. Sadly it's returns only but move fast for the May event with burlesque sensation Lada Redstar, circus act Strictly Dumb Prancing, plus Salon Rouge's very own Cherry & Ruby.


Norwich Playhouse, June 15-16, �14 (�12 cons), 01603 598598,

Stars of BBC1's The Magicians and winners of the World Magic Awards, twisted warlocks Barry and Stuart return with their new show Show & Tell which not only features more of their trademark innovative tricks and devious illusions but sets out to reveal all the secrets behind the magic.