UK Cabaret News


Showcase news

UK Cabaret reviewers will be present at the Showcase Productions event, staged at The Viva in Blackpool next winter.  Curtains Up showcase in Southend-On-Sea are also set to repeat their respective events next year and have just named their dates, which can be found on the forthcoming showcases page in this publication. A full review of the Showcase Productions showcase, staged in Stratford Upon Avon earlier this month, appears in this issue. Any agent who subscribes to UK Cabaret and is organising a showcase can be considered for a showcase review. All review requests must be sent in writing by e-mail to managing editor Mark Ritchie to

Regional representatives

We are pleased to announce that magician Keith Christie has agreed to do some review work for us in the Midlands. We hope readers are enjoying the contributions of Chris Tucker, who reports from the east coast of England as our latest senior contributor to UK Cabaret.  We have the home counties covered by Johnny Tait and the South East presided over by Vicky Bailey. The Fylde Coast and Blackpool is watched over by Vicci Lucas and we have a Central London presence with Catherine Usher. We now look to finding a South West of England representative, as well as contributors to write about North and South Wales, the North East of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. If you think you can do a job for us, please e-mail


The Equity year of variety is reported on right here in this month’s issue of UK Cabaret and we are delighted to have spoken to various senior figures about this project. A full article on this initiative can be found within this issue. As ever our cartoonist Keith Mac has got in on the act, as readers can see below.

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