Holy crowdfunded Clerkenwell cabaret, Batman! We welcome back the Night Kitchen Cabaret for the fourth installment of their increasingly bizarre adventures. From behind her kitchen table, Dickensian MC Ruby will be taking us through the Imbolc festivities, the Gaelic celebration of the point where winter turns into spring.
Unfortunately, spring hasn't sprung: the sheep won't give milk, the ground is too hard to bury Boy Bun’s toe, there's a deadly virus afoot and the Great Eastern glacier is getting ever closer to the kitchen... Thankfully Ruby has her own crew of delinquent street urchins, singing pirates, dancing private-eyes and dead juggling great uncles to help her set the situation right. Be prepared for interactive high jinx as well as gin, haikus and hula-hooping.
The Night Kitchen Cabaret might sound a trifle bonkers but it has already raised more than its target £5,000 through Kickstarter, a crowdfunding website. We're not sure if this is the first cabaret company to have done this but it's definitely a show of confidence if nothing else. We'll be there at Clerkenwell Theatre to see if the confidence was justified but meanwhile feel free to find out more over on Facebook or on their website.
The Night Kitchen Cabaret presents Imbolc Blues can be seen at the Clerkenwell Theatre, 24 Exmouth Market, London from 27th to 30th January and 3rd to 6th February. Tickets are £12 online (booking fee of £1.50) or available from Brill Cafe, Exmouth Market or on the door.