The London Cabaret for TheatreMAD

The London Cabaret is a brand new cabaret performance told in music, song, comedy and dance. The packed audience at the Phoenix Artist Club were entertained with performances by Steve Devereaux and a host of special guests from London’s West End.

Live music for the event was directed by Kenny Clayton and arranged by Simon Webb and featured a trio of Kenny on piano, Eric Guy on bass and Ric Elsworth on drums and percussion. The trio were also joined later by guitarist Matthew Devitt for the show’s finale.

Besides traditional musical and dance numbers, the audience also had the opportunity to watch performances by contortionist Joss Wire, Magician Victoria Elizabeth and one of Cirque Du Soleil’s lead clowns, Sean Kempton. View more photos on Flickr
Photography: Dai Taylor

A Community Collaborating Together

As is often the case with many TheatreMAD events, they are only possible through the generous and unreserved donations of time, talent and expertise by both performers and technical staff alike. Artists and production staff from the West End community rallied together to produce an event which managed to raise in excess of £3000 for the Make A Difference Trust’s hardship fund.

Steve Devereaux devised the event and got in touch with us to help him figure out what would be required on the audio side to make this event work at the venue. He already had a supplier who had agreed to donate equipment, so we joined forces with them to work out the finer details.

We liaised with the Technical Director at Avocado Audio Visual Services, Mike Gregory, to establish what equipment would be needed to support the acts who were performing. Avocado supplied the entire suite of audio equipment and we helped to fit everything together on the day as well as operate the controls for the rehearsals and show.

Whilst Friday the 13th may be considered unlucky by some, we think it’s fair to say that on this occasion, we kept any bad luck at bay and the evening was a resounding success. Congratulations to all involved.

About TheatreMAD

The Make A Difference Trust brings together the British Entertainment community and its audiences to raise funds to support people living with HIV and AIDS, and those in the entertainment industry facing hardship as a result of a long-term medical condition.