Returning once again to the Time for Tease tent in theBollywood Field Beyond the Cabaret will be bringing you the very best in late night entertainment from the UK's cabaret elite.
Sunday @ Midnight – Beyond the 'Christmas' Cabaret
We here at Beyond the Cabaret believe everyday should feel like the very best Christmases of our childhood...minus the indigestion and arguments over what to watch on TV of course...so we feel the only possible way to compensate for the 'end of festival blues' is with our now legendary Christmas cabaret.
Hosted by Santa’s very own little helper Desmond O’Connor ("Tom Lehrer with a twist of filth…witty and naughty."), we present a festive cabaret that is sure to fill you with un-seasonal joy. There will be show girls, show boys & show elves! Glitz, glamour, comedy, circus and a very special ‘All Star Nativity’ oh, and let’s not forget presents…oh yes there will be presents! We have it on good authority that Santa himself will be honouring us with an appearance…how can you resist?
Friday @ Midnight – The Double R Club
Recently crowned ‘Best On-going Production' in the London Cabaret Awards 2011, The Double R Club makes it’s triumphant return to Bestival. If you like your entertainment darker with a touch of surreal, then this is the show for you, but don’t take our word for it, here’s what Benjamin Louche, self-professed “f*ckin' suave” host of The Double R Club, has to say about what you can expect:
“Inspired by the dark and beautiful worlds of David Lynch, The Double R Club brings you the very the best of otherworldly cabaret the UK has to offer. Expect “damn fine” deep darkness lit by strobe, the tent filled with smoke, mystery and nightmares. From the quirky unrealness of Twin Peaks, to the sinister tragedy of Mulholland Drive, we present a selection of girls, freshly scented from the perfume counter of Horne's Department Store, and sick and dangerous men “from another place”, who will bring you laughter, tears, dark dreams and a creeping feeling of unease among the dark woods of Robin Hill Park. Come see what makes The Double R Club the most talked about cabaret show of the last 3 years...”
Saturday @ Midnight – Wildlife Walkabout
As everyone knows, Saturday is theme day and each year Beyond the Cabaret takes it on its self to fully embrace the Bestival theme in a unique, one off, never to be repeated show of tenuously inspired performances.
This year we are taking you on a 'Wildlife Walkabout' in the capable hands of everyone’s favourite bushman?!! Dusty Limits ('Best Host' – London Cabaret Awards 2011). As he guides us on this cabaret expedition through the unexpected and somewhat unlikely inhabitants of Bestival 2012, we can’t guarantee your safety but as long as you follow the country code and don’t feed the animals, we can guarantee an amazing variety show that includes a hula hooping monkey, a clinically depressed Panda and a drunken Hen amongst others.