RVT September listings: Regulars: Saturdays Duckie, Sundays S.L.A.G.S. / Chill-Out, Mondays Bingo, Tuesdays Bar Wotever, Wednesdays Myra Dubois (new) Thursdays & Fridays Comedy, Cabaret, Party or all three. Click the headline for September details. Advance tickets for some shows available from Ticketweb. Gay bar / club / cabaret Royal Vauxhall Tavern is at 372 Kennington Lane, Vauxhall.
Post-Poofter Purveyors of Progressive Working Class Entertainment. Hosted by Amy Lamé, music by Readers Wifes.
9pm - 2am.
S.L.A.G.S / CHILL-OUT
Huge dance anthems and commercial house from the DJs Simon Le Vans, Andy Almighty and Sean Sirrs.
2pm ‘til midnight. The brilliantly versatile D. E. Experience (aka Jonathan Hellyer) on stage at 5:30pm with hilarious stand up and live vocals.
Entry £8, £5 after 7.30pm
S.L.A.G.S/CHILL-OUT is the amazingly popular Sunday afternoon and Bank Holiday Monday sessions. Always packed to the rafters every week with an amazing 'no attitude', sexy and fun crowd. Come along and you'll see why it remains Vauxhall's longest running (and busiest) gay event!
The day kicks off at 2pm with SIMON LE VANS (Gaydar Radio) playing current house tunes. Taking to the stage at 5.30pm is our resident superstar cabaret THE D. E. EXPERIENCE.
The CHILL-OUT then takes over at 7pm with DJ ANDY ALMIGHTY (7th Heaven/Club Junkies) playing uplifting commercial house, party anthems and mixes you won’t hear anywhere else. The disco rocks through ‘til midnight with DJ SEAN SIRRS (Love Muscle) at 9.30pm, taking it tougher ‘til close.
End your weekend on a fantastic high, get to the RVT this (and every) Sunday for the biggest party in town.
Useful tip! Sundays at the RVT can be extremely busy. To ensure you do get in pre-show, it is wise to arrive well before 4pm.
SUNDAY 9th SEPTEMBER
S.L.A.G.S / CHILL-OUT
Huge dance anthems and commercial house from the DJs Simon Le Vans, Andy Almighty and guest DJ Rob C.
2pm ‘til midnight. Cabaret at 5pm with drag legend MYRA DUBOIS followed by a very special PA from KATHERINE ELLIS at 5.30pm including a full set with pianist Clifford Slapper.
Entry £8, £5 after 7.30pm
This weekend we have a very special PA from the internationally acclaimed house music diva, KATHERINE ELLIS, who’ll be performing a selection of her biggest and most popular club hits including her collaborations with Freemasons, ‘When You Touch Me’ and 7th Heaven on ‘Ain’t Nothin’ Goin’ On But The Rent’. She will also perform a set with pianist Clifford Slapper.
Before that, at 5pm, we have cabaret from Rotherham’s finest export, drag legend MYRA DUBOIS. http://www.myradubois.co.uk
The Big Bingo Show with Timberlina & Hey Baylen
It's SO much more than bingo- this is bingo WITH BALLS!! A sensational night of reckless hilarity, great music, spontaneous dance routines, bearded ladiness and topical banter- what better way to start the week!
Music from DJ Hey Baylen.
Doors 7pm, Eyes Down 8.30pm -10.30pm, party ‘til midnight.
Heineken £2.50 a pint, House spirits £2.50
FREE on the door, £1 per game.
BAR WOTEVER - where Queer talents meet every Tuesday!
Bar Wotever at Royal Vauxhall Tavern is a hit and every Tuesday we see amazing Cabaret, Live Music and Performance Art on stage.
It is a night filled with established artists alongside new comers and fresh arrivals to London, You never know what you get really - excitement and flexibility is leading stars in this queer little night, now in it's fifth year
Bar Wotever is an alternative night out and the punters make the most of the atmosphere, the music and the acts.
Doors 6pm - Midnight
Myra Dubois is ALIVE! At the RVT!
Quality Pub Entertainment!
Myra DuBois is Rotherham’s finest entertainment export since Paul Shane! ‘Common as muck, sharp as a tack and bold as you like’ (Time Out London), Myra returns from what might well be a gloriously successful Edinburgh Fringe run (It’s hard to tell at the time of writing. July.) to launch her brand new weekly residency at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern!
Myra has been nominated for a 2012 London Cabaret Award (didn’t win), was a New Act of the Year 2012 Finalist (didn’t win) and has graced the stage of the RVT before in the now legendary annual pantomimes, as well as in her own regular one-woman shows!
Now she’ll hold court weekly, welcoming to the stage a stellar line up of top-notch guests including a healthy blend of alt-drag, trad-drag, comedy, music, live art, rock’n’roll variety!
As well as the rotating weekly line up of special guests, the stage will be opening up to aspiring Cabaret performers of any discipline wanting to try out their wares before a live audience! The stars of tomorrow; TODAY!
Part Saturday Night at the Palladium, Part Opportunity Knocks this autumn Myra DuBois is ‘ALIVE! At the RVT!’.
“Acid tongued, funny to the bone” - Time Out London
“Screamingly funny, horribly near the knuckle!” - What’s On Stage
“Fifth rate” - Chortle
Every Wednesday to November 28th
JONNY WOO (5th September)
BOURGEOIS AND MAURICE (12th September)
DAVID MILLS (19th September)
TITTI LA CAMP (26th September)
KIKI KABOOM (3rd October)
JOYCE D’VISION (10th October)
SCOTTEE (17th October)
OPHELIA BITZ (24th October)
TRINDY (7th November)
ALP HAYDAR (14th November)
HOLESTAR (28th November)
Myra DuBois onstage from 8.30pm
For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
THURSDAY 6th SEPTEMBER
THURSDAY 13th SEPTEMBER
David Hoyle In 100 Years Of Hell
Please join David Hoyle for a special one-off birthday show as he ‘celebrates’ 50 years on earth. David will be joined by his colleague and friend Gerry Potter-Poet, who is also 50 earth years young / old. Together they represent 100 YEARS OF HELL!!
Special guest stars will be the nation’s sweethearts – Bitz ‘n’ Bobz.
A donation will be made to the Peter Tatchell Human Rights Fund
Doors 7pm, Open ‘til Late
THURSDAY 20th SEPTEMBER
At Dr. Sketchy we want to make life drawing more than nude models and serious sketching.
So we've scoured this great city to find beautiful burlesque performers, bizarre circus acts, and rippling hunks of man-flesh.
Then we let them loose on stage to release the artist in you! In between each round of sketching our larger-than-life models you get a chance to grab a drink get comfortable and take in some of the finest burlesque, comedy, music, poetry and quirky cabaret performances the big smoke has to offer.
Dr Sketchy isn't about being an amazing artist, it’s about having a go! So don't be shy and put pencil to paper, move it around and see what happens – you might be surprised! Materials provided, all you need bring is your enthusiasm!
Tickets £10 advance, £15 on the door.
Doors 7pm, show 8pm
THURSDAY 27th SEPTEMBER
An exciting charity night in association with QX and THT - full details to be released soon.
FRIDAY 7th EUROFEST
Celebrating the best Eurovision and Europop music
Are you a dancing queen or a Barbie girl? David Cameron may be pulling back from Europe, but we're staying in... for the music! The team behind sell-out night Schlagerfest bring you the launch event of EUROFEST at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern on Friday 20th January.
We'll be flying the flag for Europop all night long, including many tracks from European pop's spiritual core, the Eurovision Song Contest.
And quite a lot of it won't be from Sweden. DJ Dave Simmons, the UK's leading Eurovision DJ, and DJ Don Grant will be bringing their 20 years' experience of playing all things European. From ABBA to Gina G to Aqua, from Bananarama to Helena Paparizou to Cascada, from Shirley Clamp to Steps to September, from Inna to Eric Saade to 2 Unlimited, Eurofest is the place to come and dance, sing along and be taken to your heaven.
Guaranteed an R&B-free zone!!
Actually knowing much Europop or Eurovision is strictly optional for your enjoyment of Eurofest. These are songs that are expressly designed for you to pick them up well within a single listen, and you'll be around the most unpretentious crowd you can imagine. And all for less than the cost of a Greek bank!
That sounds good to us!
Tickets: On the door only
Standard price: £6
Discount price: £4 before 10pm or £5 before 11pm, only with one flyer per person
search for 'Eurofest' on Facebook
FRIDAY 14th SEPTEMBER
WOTEVER WORLD - WOTEVER FRIDAYS!
Wotever World Presents
FEMALE MASCULINITY APPRECIATION SOCIETY
As last meeting was such a success, we hereby invite you to our second meet up:
Female Masculinity Appreciation Society
An evening, all in aid of Female Masculinity, for all of us who are, all of us who want, all of us who live, breathe and play with it…..
We open up a Female Masculinity Appreciation Society this evening. Friday 14th September 2012
If you want to join, please follow the rules:
Dress to Impress
ArmWrestle til dawn
Enjoy the Light Entertainment
Sweep them off their feet with your dance moves
Interact in Classic Conversations
Watch Moving Images from the past
Entry £7 on the door, £5 conc. on the door with proof.
FRIDAY 21st SEPTEMBER
East London’s pop cultural cabaret ambassadors of alternative drag are heading south.
“You lot remind me of the Cockettes” Matt Lucas
The LipSinkers are the infamous East London-based troupe of alternative drag performers who create highly innovative and outrageous cabaret shows will now have a resident monthly show at the RVT beginning on April 5th.
The five-strong collective have been resident at Bethnal Green’s Bistrotheque since 2006 and have performed at venues and events as diverse as Glastonbury, The Apple Cart Festival, Bestival, Secret Garden Party, LoveBox, Shambala, Duckie, Shoreditch House, RAC Club, The Green Rooms (Manchester), Black Rabbit Ball (Dublin), The Apelphi (Liverpool), The B-Bar (Plymouth), The Labour Party Conference, etc.
The LipSinkers (Ryan Styles, Lisa Lee, John Sizzle, Blanche Du Bois and Richardette) combine costume, dance, mime, satire and, of course, exceedingly high heels, to take you on an offbeat romp through popular music in all its glorious guises.
Uniquely entertaining and distinctly different, with one overly-lashed eyeball on the pop-cultural horizon this is … “Possibly the most ridiculous, fun night out ever” (The Times).
"Bloody hell The Lipsinkers at Bistrotheque are amazing" Grace Dent (The Guardian)
"The LipSinkers bring the noble art of lip-synching and the chaos of 21st century camp cabaret together in a drag act of disturbing brilliance. Watch one of the Capital’s finest cabaret acts!” (LondonTown.com)
Doors 8pm, Show 9.30pm
Tickets £8/ £5 for fans/friends/stalkers
FRIDAY 28th SEPTEMBER
A cosmopolitan array of international pop tunes, plus continent-straddling performances brought to you by Johnny Kalifornia (Carpet Burn), with A Man To Pet (Pale Blue Door, Grizzle), and special guests...
At Voyage Voyage! we celebrate only the best euro-pop, euro-disco, schlager-pop and 21st Century Eurovision, and take you on a musical journey to foreign climes and exotic places...
Naturally, the Rocher will be 'flowing'...so, COME, FLY WITH US!
9pm - 3am
Boarding is FREE before 10pm, only £5 (we also accept €6) after...COME, FLY WITH US!