RVT October listings: Regulars Saturdays Duckie, Sundays S.L.A.G.S. / Chill-Out, Mondays Bingo, Tuesdays Bar Wotever, Wednesdays Myra Dubois Thursdays & Fridays Comedy, Cabaret, Party or all three with the UK premiere of Bear City 2 followed by The Royal Bear Ball tomorrow. 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 28th October 2012
S.L.A.G.S / CHILL-OUT - Halloween Spooktacular
Join us for a scarily brilliant night!
Huge dance anthems and commercial house from the DJs Simon Le Vans, Andy Almighty and Sean Sirrs.
Witches Titti La Camp and Myra Dubois on stage at 5:30pm for some wicked humour and song.
2pm ‘til midnight.
Entry £8, £5 after 7.30pm
FREE entry to those in full Horror Drag.
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
October 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st
November 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
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
THURSDAY 4th OCTOBER
Rosie Wilby presents….
FEMMES BY THE THAMES
An evening of female cabaret and comedy performance.
‘A great night out’ Diva
Multiple award winning comedian as seen on Mock The Week, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Dave’s One Night Stand and more.
‘Confident and razor sharp’ Observer Magazine
Perrier nominated character comedian as seen on Time Trumpet, That Mitchell And Webb Look, Dogface and Ideal
Hilarious comedy magic and fortune telling from regular favourite at The Riot Showgrrls Club
Scary Little Girls founder presents a whistle-stop tour of the world of cabaret
Fast rising new stand up talent
‘Terrifically warm and funny’ Guardian
Plus your regular Femmes host Rosie Wilby ‘a great compere, very good at improvising’ Diva
Doors 7pm, Show starts 8.30pm
THURSDAY 11th OCTOBER
The Drag Roast
QX magazine and the Royal Vauxhall Tavern are teaming up for a night of razor-sharp barbs, withering put-downs and more than a pinch of smut in aid of HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust.
The event will see drag legend Sandra 'roasted' by a panel of some of the funniest names on the circuit: Titti La Camp, Lola Lasagne and Dave Lynn, with Myra Dubois as the evening's host. The flamboyant roasters will each take a turn at sharing their own tall tales and personal recollections of the self-confessed Whore of Hampstead Heath, before Sandra has a chance to snatch back the mic and turn the tables on the panel.
Amelia Woods, Senior Community Fundraiser at Terrence Higgins, said: “Over the last 30 years, the support of London’s gay scene for our charity has been amazing, and we’re delighted to see that support still thriving today. We’re hugely grateful to QX and the RVT for organising this event, and to Sandra and her roasters for stepping up to the mic. It’s all for a good cause, with every penny raised going to support people living with and at risk of HIV in the UK, so get your ticket today!”
Doors open at 7.00pm,
Performance starts at 8.30pm.
Tickets cost £10 each, all of which will be donated to Terrence Higgins Trust
Titti La Camp
Host: Myra Dubois
Doors open at 7.00pm, and the performance starts at 8.30pm.
Tickets cost £10 each, all of which will be donated to Terrence Higgins Trust.
THURSDAY 18th OCTOBER
THURSDAY 25th OCTOBER
The Supreme Fabulettes
IN LOVE, RHYTHM AND TEARS
Dressed head to foot in fabulous couture costumes, wearing stunning wigs and death defying high heels, The Supreme Fabulettes - Miss Vicki Vivacious, Miss Mary Mac and Miss Vanilla Lush - turn on the glitz and glamour to perform Glee-style song mash-ups of classic 1960s Motown hits and contemporary songs.
The group has a top creative team behind them, who between them have worked with the world’s biggest pop stars and on some of the most stunning music tours of recent years, including Vocal Arranger Terry Ronald (best known for his work with Kylie Minogue, The Wanted, Westlife, The Saturdays and Cheryl Cole) and Musical Arranger John Themis (who has written smash chart hits for Emma Bunton (a UK number one), Sugababes and Kylie Minogue and over 100 songs with Boy George and Culture Club.
★★★★ “These three ladies have voices to rival the Garland/ Minnelli family and when the three divas sing together in harmony the result is breathtaking" Remotegoat
Doors 7pm, Show 8.30pm
FRIDAY CLUB NIGHTS
FRIDAY 5th OCTOBER : EARLY
UK PREMIERE of Bearcity 2 at the RVT
Kathy Najimy plays den mother to the returning cast of bears, boys and cubs, for a Bear Week bachelor party in Provincetown! Take a trip down the aisle with Roger (Gerald McCullouch) and Tyler (Joe Conti) to one of the most magical beach towns on earth in this romantic comedy for all.
Kevin Smith, Dan Choi, Frank DeCaro, Mike Ruiz and Varla Jean Merman, lend their support to our lovable gang as they navigate through a foam party, ex-boyfriends and 3,000 sexy men.
Meanwhile, Richard Riehle (Bridesmaids) as father of the groom learns a whole new meaning to the word “Daddy!”
BearCity 2: The Proposal is the sequel to the award-winning breakout hit BearCity (2010) is a romp full of fur, fun and family as the bears realize that marriage is much more than just the freedom to say “I do.”
Tickets £8 include the Screening + After-Party.
Strictly limited to 120 seats for the screening.
After-party only: £5 / £7 after midnight.
Djs..Beardancers ..big raffle...Photo bearcitycoll and much more.
This exclusive limited screening at the RVT is presented by Ursus Planet Bears Group and Hosted by Manuel Garcia of Beartrap.
Support by U4bear, Scruff, Bearclobber, Beartrap, RVT, Bearcity, Ursusplanet.
This is followed by:
FRIDAY 5th OCTOBER : LATE
The Royal Bear Ball
I have the pleasure to present this very special event....
A Feast for Bears, Cubs, Chubbies, Daddies, Musclebears, if you are a bear or bear lover then this night is just for you.
With DJ Howard Turner and DJ Morlex, who is playing in the UK for the first time so come and give him a big, beary welcome.
Hosted by Ursus with sexy bear gogo dancers.. shows, visuals and much more.
This is going to be a very special event where we expect everyone to be happy and enjoy the night ..We hope to see you there.
£5 before midnight, £7 after, (free to those at the screening beforehand)
Doors open 11pm until 5am
FRIDAY 12th OCTOBER
WOTEVER WORLD - WOTEVER FRIDAYS!
Come and join Wotever for their monthly club night with live performance, music and dancing till the wee hours.
8pm till 2am
FRIDAY 19th OCTOBER
East London’s pop cultural cabaret ambassadors of alternative drag are heading south.
Got that Friday feeling? Want to start your weekend with some lip-synching, high-kicking, prosecco drinking, gender bending live entertainment.
East London’s original quintet of cross-dressing superstars Blanche Dubois, Richardette, John Sizzle, Lisa Lee and Rhyannon Styles return to The RVT.
All the usual topical, trivial, transvestite fun of the show PLUS The LipSinkers Friday night post show party.
Late bar and late doors with DJ Squeaky (Dalston Superstore/Tutti Frutti).
It’s a show, it’s a disco, and you’ll be friggin bonkers to miss it!
“You lot remind me of the Cockettes” Matt Lucas
"One of the capitals finest cabaret acts!" LondonTown.com
"Hilarious twisted style" - Time Out Recommended
"Bloody hell The LipSinkers are amazing" - The Guardian
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 26th OCTOBER
Push The Button
A celebration of the last 20 years of POP in all its glorious forms. We’ll be playing ALL THE HITS from January 1st 1990 to June 17th 2011 taking in to account synths, guitars, keytars, drum-machines, girl bands, boy bands and impossible princesses.
In a nutshell: if you fancy getting off with hot beardy boys in scruffy Converse shaking their bits to the hits whilst your DJs play Nicola Roberts and chuck cuddly toys and Toffifees from the booth then THIS IS THE NIGHT FOR YOU!
- YouTube sensation HARRY CLAYTON-WRIGHT is performing A MOMENTOUS BRITNEY MOMENTS MEDLEY
- Make-up artist to the stars DANIEL CLATWORTHY'S MADONNA MAKEOVERS
- POPSTAR BADGES / CHOCOLATE GIVEAWAYS
- DANNII MINOGUE TELLS-IT-LIKE-IT-IS HOROSCOPES
- PRINCESS BEATRICE'S RIDICULOUS ROYAL WEDDING HAT LIVE UPDATES (SHE KNOWS)
+ more surprises to be announced...
DJs HITS & MRS (regulars at Popstarz, Misshapes, Wig Out) will be playing ALL KILLER, NO FILLER with no pop sub-genre left untouched:
♫♪ Disc 1 (The Nineties):
Salt 'n' Pepa, Belinda, Madonna, Paula, Janet, Sonique, Cher, Missy, Cathy, Louise, Betty Boo, Billie, Wilson Phillips, Deuce, En Vogue, Destiny's Child, Pet Shop Boys, Alliyah, TLC, Eternal, Ace of Base, Shakespeares Sister, Mel C, Roxette, Corona, KLF, Love City Groove, Oceanic, All Saints, The Cardigans, B*Witched...
♫♪ Disc 2 (The Noughties):
Robyn, Nicola, Annie, Dannii, Kylie, Gaga, Kelis, Pixie, Marina, Rihanna, Rachel, VV, Shakira, Lily, Katy, La Roux Alphabeat, Little Boots, Alcazar, Yelle, Ke$ha, MIA, Sleigh Bells, Goldfrapp, Scissor Sisters, Le Tigre, Ting Tings, Sebastien Teller, Dizzee, P!nk, Pussycat Dolls
Leave your POP PRETENTIONS at the door! Anyone caught rolling their eyes at the lack of trendy play-list or found using the phrase “guilty pleasures” will be ejected from the venue and thrown in to the Thames!
9pm – 3am, Performance @ Midnight.
Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=127992437278704