Historic Leeds Club shows life is a cabaret

Pictured are Warren Peace, Baroness Guillem, Stella Overdrive and Pansy Cheung in the gents at The Leeds Club. PIC: Bruce Rollinson
Pictured are Warren Peace, Baroness Guillem, Stella Overdrive and Pansy Cheung in the gents at The Leeds Club. PIC: Bruce Rollinson
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Fans of all things cabaret are being invited to the historic Leeds Club for an evening of unique entertainment.

The iconic venue is throwing its doors open to an eccentric production of The 1930s Berlin Diary, which draws inspiration from writer Christopher Isherwood’s stories of the era.

Audiences will be treated to everything from magicians and acrobatics to singing, dancing, drawing and photography as lead character Warren Peace whisks them back in time.

Organisers are encouraging people to help set the scene and steal the limelight by getting dressed up in their finest 1930s gear for the show-stopping March 29 extravaganza.

Think Cabaret, think Chicago, think bizarre variety show and you’ll be half way there. It certainly promises to be a night to remember.

“From the minute people arrive at the beautiful Leeds Club, they’ll be interacting with the actors, who will keep mingling with them for the rest of the night,” explains Baroness Guillem, one of the performers.

“As well as great entertainment, from all sorts of acts, we’ve also got popcorn sellers and table service, to help create that classic club feel,” she adds.

“Anyone who enjoys the circus, murder mysteries, culture, comedy, theatre, jazz bands and cabaret will love our 1930s Berlin Diary,” she concludes.

Production company Marmalade Inspired is confident the adventurous folk of Leeds will embrace the show in all its glorious eccentricity and help propel it to stages further afield.

As the delectable Ms Minnelli sang in the iconic 1972 film: “Life is a cabaret, old chum, come to the cabaret.”

Tickets are just £10 on Skiddle. Search ‘marmalade’.

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