Cabaret Does Politics: Where Are All The Monsters?

Franco Milazzo
By Franco Milazzo Last edited 47 months ago
Cabaret Does Politics: Where Are All The Monsters?

There are few art forms with a more risqué reputation than cabaret so who better to take on the behemoth that is politics than celebrated vaudevillian Desmond O'Connor?

Currently commanding the stage at the Cafe de Paris' Cabaret des Distractions, O'Connor is also a playwright whose Failed States (written with Andrew Taylor) appears at St James Theatre this week. Written in 2006, the prescient musical satire explores the paranoid post-7/7 landscape where the government will do whatever is necessary to protect the nation against an invisible enemy.

Starring the Double R Club's Benjamin Louche and unicycling boylesquer Count Adriano Fettucini, O'Connor's lyrical wit can be seen here in a pointed attack on the "monsters" he sees masquerading right under our noses.

Failed States can be seen at St James Theatre from 2-4 April.

Last Updated 02 April 2015