A Norwich show featuring a stellar line up has been snapped up for one of London’s biggest live performance festivals.
Promoter Mister Jack is set to bring The Raspberry Cannoli Cabaret to the Norwich OPEN in May but it will then will be included in the 10th Underbelly Festival Southbank showcase in September.
The Southbank event is jam-packed with explosive live entertainment including circus, comedy, cabaret and family entertainment.
A spokesperson for Mister Jack said: “This is a huge coup for Mister Jack. Underbelly Festival Southbank is one of the biggest multi-art events in London and is immensely well-respected so to have been picked to feature in the show is very special indeed.
“Luckily the people of East Anglia will have an opportunity to see the show before anyone else. For one night only we will be on stage in Norwich offering audiences a true spectacle.”
Underbelly Festival Head of Programming Marina Dixon said:“We can’t wait to welcome Mister Jack and all the Raspberry Cannoli Cabaret performers to Underbelly Festival. We pride ourselves on the diversity of our programme so this fusion of music, cabaret, burlesque, New York swagger and West End glamour is a fantastic addition to the line-up.”
The Raspberry Cannoli Cabaret will transport OPEN in Norwich into a venue of a 1960s Italian-American style nightclub.
Ray Gelato, who is dubbed “the godfather of swing” and is one of the Queen’s favourite musicians, will be joined by The Giants to provide live music to accompany performances from a number of artists including award-winning burlesque troupe The Folly Mixtures.
Chastity Belt, who is fresh from starring in the West End alongside Amanda Holden in Stepping Out, is confirmed as compere.
The Raspberry Cannoli Cabaret takes place in Norwich on May 5th, tickets are limited.