Dusty Limits to open new cabaret at Scarfe’s Bar.
A new cabaret is about to open in the elegant and luxurious setting of Scarfes Bar in the Rosewood Hotel, High Holborn. L-shaped with leather covered book cabinets at one end, belle époque lampshades and ornaments, velvet and leather armchairs and sofas, and the distinctive amusing Gerald Scarfe painted marble panels, the music and atmosphere created is redolent of an era gone by- decadent and glamorous, yet with the sophistication of a gentlemen’s club.
Dusty Limits, accompanied by musicians Tom Carradine, Tom Mansi and Jonathan Kitching, hosts the evening singing a selection of songs ranging from Noel Coward to original works in keeping with the appropriate style. My personal favourite was Amanda Palmer’s Coin-Operated Boy, showcasing his excellent movement skills as well as his voice.
He introduces a number of artists, namely soprano Lili La Scala singing Léhar’s On My Lips Every Kiss is Like Wine and Edith Piaf’s hit Sous Le Ciel De Paris; exotic dancer Vicky Butterfly with a beautiful self-designed costume reminiscent of Mata Hari; loose-limbed Russian circus artist Valeriya Murzak and hand-balancing acrobat Sammy Dinneen. Laura London also roams the room performing close-up magic.
Each of the artists is richly costumed, experienced in their various disciplines and engaging to watch. With tickets limited to 60 guests per show, and well-presented cocktails and bar snacks available, the event has an exclusive feel about it. If you are looking for something different to do on a Sunday evening, particularly something celebrative yet relaxed, this is well worth the short walk from Covent Garden. Dress up for it – it’s worth it.
Scarfes Cabaret Evenings will launch officially on Sunday 5th October and will play fortnightly from there on. Tickets are priced at £30 per person and can abe booked by calling 020 7781 8888 or visiting http://www.seetickets.com/Tour/cabaret-at-scarfes-bar.