Finding something to do on a Friday night in London isn’t hard but stepping into the glamorous 1902 Titanic Ballroom of Cafe de Paris is most definitely high on the list for those looking for something alternative, a little cheeky and down right fun. The Service at Cafe de Paris is here to shake up your Friday evening with an immersive burlesque and cabaret show, taking you on a trip through the history of one of the world’s most renowned clubs.
If you aren’t aware of what Cafe de Paris is all about, well prepare to be shocked. The notorious club was the place to be from the roaring 20s through to the big band era of the 40s. It even survived a bombing during the Second World War. Then there is the debauchery of Princess Margaret’s 21st birthday and of course the endless parties of the 90’s. The Service rekindles the ghosts of their past in what is a knockout, hilarious, sexy, dark and thrilling show.[easy-image-collage id=106179]
Our evening started with a three-course dinner whilst being wowed with an impressive array of card tricks at our table. With the prosecco flowing the show starts to unfold and is led by MC Reuben Kaye, the man who glues it all together with panache and charisma oozing from his witty, dirty mind. Reuben introduces the impressive cast of award-winning performers and narrates the tale of The Service while interacting (to say the least) with one or two members of the audience. Prepare yourself folks.
With ‘the body of burlesque’ Bettsie Bon Bon who plays Princess Margaret; Sammy Dinneen, aka the Valet, one of the best and most technical hand balancers in the UK; Korri Aulakh playing Ken ‘Snakehips’ Johnson who trained at the National Centre for Circus Arts and ‘London’s cult hula hoop artiste’ Anna the Hulagan, you have circus tricks, burlesque and cabaret at the forefront of this jaw-dropping Friday night show.
Cafe de Paris is a night on the town that feels a bit special again. Snap up a ticket and enjoy the ride.[maxbutton id=”183″]
The Service: 18:00 – 22:15
Cafe de Paris, 3 Coventry St, London W1D 6B