Review: London Cabaret Club Love Never Dies
So I was invited to review London Cabaret Club Love Never Dies, an evening of music, dance, entertainment and food to boot.
It was my first experience of a cabaret. I had envisioned sitting at round tables, with all guests facing a stage far away. Kind of like watching a play or being at a comedy club.
But the London Cabaret Club was nothing of the sort. The entertainment was front, centre, and all around us, and it was bloody brilliant.
Located in the capital’s Bloomsbury Ballroom, the London Cabaret Club really is a hidden gem.
With a ballroom stage and seating almost kickingly close to the action (I did think I’d get hit on the face a couple of times), it was possibly the closest I’ve been to such amazing dancing and acrobatics.
That’s right, I said acrobatics. With a James Bond theme, Love Never Dies was a three-hour show jam packed with entertainment. With around two dozen dancers, we were treated to performances to classic James Bond tunes such as Die Another Day, Another Way to Die, and Diamonds are Forever.
There were also some great live singers belting out Adele’s Skyfall and Sam Smith’s Writing’s on the Wall. And these were actually good covers, there wasn’t a karaoke singer in earshot.
An interesting addition was the Bollywood performance, complete with a fire-breathing dancer. I wasn’t quite sure of the inspiration (maybe Bond’s visited India?), but it was probably one of the best musical segments.
My personal favourite performance was from the amazing acrobatic couple. The girl wouldn’t look out of place as an Olympic gymnast.
Fine dining at London Cabaret Club Love Never Dies
As it’s a full on night out, The London Cabaret Club offers a three course meal. I opted for the vegetarian option, and had a quality main of Arancini, while my guest had the guinea fowl.
And while it wasn’t about the food, the dessert was on another level, with delicious honeycomb, a gold disc and some funky shortbread.
I tried to capture some of the performances and created a short video for your viewing. Sadly, with the dark lighting, the pictures, nor video do it justice, but still worth checking out if you want to pay a visit.
The show is on until July, and the cost of dinner and the show is £70. However, you can get a show only ticket for £35, and snacks can be ordered at the venue. If I visited again, I’d opt for a show with some snacks on the side.
In terms of cost, I actually think the London Cabaret Club’s Love Never Dies is good value, particularly if you compare to going to the theatre in London. The cost is largely the same, but a musical or play is nowhere near as immersive. This was like having a seat ON STAGE at a Strictly Come Dancing tour.
It makes for a good date night, hen do, anniversary or special occasion. Or if you’re a nosey blogger trying to see what’s hot or not in London.
So, if you’ve had your fill of the theatre and want to see something truly different, I can recommend the London Cabaret Club’s Love Never Dies. It’s a hidden gem worth uncovering.
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