Friday, 22 June 2012
Double R Club
Cabaret, burlesque, vaudeville – all sorts of cirque, in short – have never been as popular down old London Town as they are today. Which obviously means there's a lot of horribly amateur sh!t knocking about - masquerading as masquerade, getting its nipple tassels all in a tangle. The Double R Club is different though, very different indeed. Themed around David Lynch's Twin Peaks, it's as surreal as it is macabre. When I went, the headliner was Mat Fraser, who acted out a hilariously violent rape scene - complete with fake blood - on a buxom, young burlesque dancer whilst miming Born Free. It's the real deal. And it's really very good; ring-master Benjamin Louche's catchphrase - 'so f*cking suave' – is right on the money. Which is why it won best ongoing production at this year's cabaret awards - and why you should go and see it tonight...