A Night of Theatrics!
Rating: ★★★★★
Venue: Phoenix Arts Club, London
Cast: Colin Savage, Cleopantha, The Rockstar Magician (Arron Jones), Jools and Daniella D'Ville 

Get ready for a night like no other! Step into the legendary Entertainment Club that has been the heartbeat of London’s creative scene for over 35 years. “A Night of Theatrics!” is not just a show; it’s a spectacular celebration of the arts, a fusion of cabaret and variety that pushes the boundaries of entertainment. It’s a show, a party, and a cultural experience all in one. 

After my first visit to the Phoenix Arts Club back in December, I was looking for any opportunity to go back - and what better way than to celebrate the launch of their new cocktail menu? With Stranger Things: the First Shadow having just opened to the theatre attached to the club, the 80's themed cocktails are a subtle nod to the fan favourite. With cocktails themed around cult classics such as E.T, Back to the Future, Goonies and Ghostbusters, any 80's lover will be in their element! I'd definitely recommend the Flux Capacitor and Secret of the Booze.

Our host for the evening was the wonderful Colin Savage. Entering dressed as the devil, adorned with horns and a glitter-filled beard, I knew we were in for a treat. He opened with the songs "Born to be Wild" and "Rise Like a Phoenix". It was a deliciously camp opening set, and set the tone for the evening perfectly. 

Colin Savage's interaction with the audience was incredibly engaging - and I was even a victim of his savagery myself, which was definitely welcomed. His air-bound performance of Space Oddity with an unsuspecting audience member was one of the funniest moments I've ever seen at a cabaret.

Cleopantha is fast becoming my favourite burlesque performer. She's animated, vivacious and the perfect blend of playful and provocative. Her performances last night were no different. Her acts of Beyonce's Crazy in Love and Jessica Rabbit were both witty and ridiculously sexy. 

We were also treated to magic from the Rockstar Magician, Arron Jones, and stunts from the Mistress of Sideshow, Daniella D'Ville. However, the aerial and pole sets from Jools were a stand out of the evening for me. It was absolutely breath-taking to watch; particularly his Old Town Road set.

One of the aspects I enjoyed most about the show was the variety it had to offer. Often at cabaret shows, it's advertised as a diverse evening, but is somewhat lacking in variety - this was definitely not the case at A Night of Theatrics!. With magic, burlesque, defying stunts, aerial and singing, I simply don't think you could ask for anything more from an evening of cabaret. Jam-packed full of talent, which was both entertaining and riveting. I couldn't recommend the show more!

You can book tickets to A Night of Theatrics! at the Phoenix Arts Club, here.

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