Here’s one in the eye for Marty McFly: Die Freche Muse specialise in events which go back to the past with a blast. On Saturday night, we popped into their latest vintage adventure The Impudent Muse at private members club Adam Street.
The strict dress code and the late start (doors opened at 10pm) may have keep out the casual punter but is in keeping with the inter-war vibe here that long-gone events like The Last Days Of Decadence didn't quite capture. There's a definite effort to make this into a modern speakeasy; after the door check, we descended into a bustling underground area to the sound of jazz and bottles clinking. While fascinators may not be flavour of the month at Ascot, they were in abundance here along with hats and cigarette holders.
In the back room, a busy crowd surrounded the Dixie Ticklers and their pumping traditional jazz numbers while in another area Marianne Cheesecake's tribute to legendary hoofer Josephine Baker is a jolly burlesque-in-a-banana-skirt affair. Elsewhere, there were some edifying chunks of The Threepenny Opera care of Theatre Lab to keep the old noggin happy before we staggered back out onto the Strand.
Die Freche Muse's next event is their Valentine special. More information here.
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