Just to give you an idea of what to expect from the Dicker Cabaret... imagine the Two Ronnies, Katherine Tate and Armstrong and Miller at a party given by Fry and Laurie, with the teams from Smack the Pony, Live at the Electric, Monty Python and others. Now imagine they've all had a bit too much to drink. It is the best of sketches, it is the worst of sketches. Much of it is home made, some unintentionally so. Most of it is hilarious, some unintentionally so. There is music, singing and something vaguely resembling choreography.
Audiences have, for some reason totally beyond our comprehension, been coming back to the annual Cabaret for years. It is an acquired taste. Some 'virgin' cabaret audience members have been known to swoon at the strength of the language, those without a strong stomach have even been seen to beat a hasty retreat in the interval - be warned, Dicker Cabaret is 'adult humour'. That is not to say it is unadulterated filth throughout with gratuitous swearing, sex or violence. Any swearing, sex or violence is essential to the plot of the sketch. Don't get me wrong - the cast's friends and family, including parents and grandparents, come along year after year, not because we buy them tickets and sulk if they don't come, but because they enjoy it and perhaps because there's an element of supporting their loved ones through those difficult and embarrassing times in their life.
There really is only one way to find out what it's like, well 2 ways if you count asking someone who's already been, or 3 ways if you count finding a VHS tape of an old performance, but the BEST way to find out is to come along. In addition to the usual performances which include a break for a 3 course meal half way (for just £17.50 all in) we are offering a BUDGET ticket for those wishing to sample the experience for the first time without making the full financial commitment - a special £8 ticket with the very special chance to eat your own food and drink your own drinks in the interval. (See TICKETS page)
Go on - suck it and see. At the best you'll have a fantastic evening of food and hilarity that will remain etched into your memory for all eternity- at the worst you'll burst your stitches laughing or your blood will boil in disgust and the memory of the evening will be etched into your memory for all eternity. Either way, it'll be a night to remember - give it a whirl!
We're missing Steve in these photos as he was otherwise engaged at the time - will try to snap some of him in action on Sunday's rehearsal. We're gradually loosening up and getting more animated!