Cabaret Roulette launched in November 2012 with a simple goal: to shake up the cabaret scene by throwing out old ideas, empowering audiences and challenging artists to push beyond their comfort zones - all the ingredients for live performance magic.
Each show has a central theme, chosen in advance by the audience via the Facebook fan page followed by live vote. Eight carefully-curated artists , representing as widely-differing disciplines and styles as possible, then have two months to create a brand new act putting their individual take on that single theme. The show is called "Roulette" because we won't know where the ball lands until the night.
The model encourages creativity and risk: with just a hint of friendly competition, the artists are inspired to dig past the obvious and the done to create something truly fresh and extraordinary. And with no discipline duplicated on the night, the audience can expect an exciting, fascinating evening of true variety.
Themes so far have been:
Myths and Legends
Anna Lou Larkin: In Concert (April 2014)
Cabaret Roulette goes to the Edinburgh Fringe! (August 2014)
Le Chien Noir: A Fundraiser for Mental Health (January 2015 and January 2016)