Groundbreaking new Cabaret shows come to Camden with wondrous imaginary worlds and immersive film scenarios.
You can always expect the unexpected at FEST Camden and now the leading nightspot has teamed up with Impossible Things Entertainment to redefine the cabaret experience with three new shows that fuse circus, cabaret and live music with interactive and alternative gameshow fun. Taking place on rotation across Fridays and Saturdays from October the three fantastical shows are Femta-Galactic, Tarantism and the The Undead Famous Gameshow. Each is, organisers say, an explosive, edgy experience with a real sense of humour and immersive, interactive elements like nothing else you have ever seen.
First of the new shows is Femta-Galactic, a spoof psychedelic sci-fi and musical trek through space and time featuring intergalactic treats like an aerial hoop show, LED poi dance and flaming lightsaber battle. Leading power-women from classic sci-fi films are recreated and take control of a female only planet called Planet Poontang. With singing, dancing, circus and lots of glitter, FEST Camden & Impossible Things have gone into overdrive to deliver this sexy musical mashup of iconic cosmic moments for an interactive show experience that is truly out of this world. There’s also a bingo element which means you have to spot references to certain sci-fi films throughout the show and check them off until you have a full house. So, whether you see yourself as Bowie belting out ‘Life on Mars’, part of The Matrix style slow-mo showdown or Booberella – Rightful Queen of the Planet Poontang, there really is something for everyone.
Next is Tarantism, an immersive Quentin Tarantino dream with classic soundtracks and iconic scenes acted out from the likes of Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs or Kill Bill, involving famous Tarantino characters such as Mia Wallace, Vincent Vega and Mr. Blonde. This feast for all your senses includes a fire fan act, angle grinding and eye-popping burlesque and brings you an electric mix of classic scenes and action from all the celebrated movies blended of course with songs from their unrivalled soundtracks. You’re encouraged to dress in character and get fully involved with scenes such as the legendary Jack Rabbit Slim’s Twist Contest. It’s an immersive Tarantino world with a talented cast of performers who deliver dynamic performances which include circus skill surprises and live guitar solos to create a truly unique show.
Lastly is the The Undead Famous Gameshow which invites you to dress up as your favourite dead but real life idol as you are immersed in a wild world of heroes past. You will witness Cleopatra’s crazy body contortion, Amy Winehouse’s wine bottle smashing glass-walking pastiche, Princess Di (with full bridal train) on the aerial hoop and Marilyn promises to sing happy birthday to anyone who’s celebrating. Whether rock god or goddess, movie king or queen, circus acts will join you to pay tribute to pop culture’s late legends. Your drinks and canapés will be peppered with appearances from well known characters from times gone by and you will mingle with the likes of Prince, Bowie, Chaplin, Elvis and more as they surreptitiously slip ‘clues and dos’ to you about the gameshow ahead. Singing hosts offer more hints and tips in the form of astounding circus performances and then, with your idol captain announced, your team will be called and the The Undead Famous Gameshow begins!
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