UK Cabaret news round-up
On these pages we are pleased to report on both the big and not so big stories which may interested those involved in our side of show business.
IT’s DEAR IN EDINBURGH!
Journalists, reviewers and those involved in both the printed and general media are said to be blanching at the sky-high costs of covering the Edinburgh Festival and the famous Fringe.
The nightly cost of simple B&B accommodation seems to have gone through the roof this time around. The Fringe society has reportedly been reacting to an open letter sent by the Live Comedy Association, which has been critical of what it perceives to be a lack of support for the media.
On a personal note, some assistance in terms of accommodation has been provided for reviewers from the tabloids and The Stage newspaper, but producing coverage for a publication such as this is governed by cost. As a result alas we will only have a presence at the Fringe for a few days.
MORE CLUBLAND CLOSURES
Another rash of social club closures is being reported, as difficult trading conditions, with people apparently not returning the club life post Covid is setting a depressing trend. The long-established Woodhouse Ex-Servicemen’s club in North Nottinghamshire recently closed its doors, with staff commented that it is no longer viable to run the club. Previously the club ran a three shows a week cabaret programme and this and the dozens of other national club closures is sure to be felt yet again by artistes and their agents, as well as proving to be a huge loss to their respective local communities.
1970’s RETURNS TO SHEFFIELD
Businessmen Tom and Ben Miller have opened up a brand-new venue situated in the trendy Kelham Island area of Sheffield. The Millers are twins and they have opened Neepsend Social Club and Canteen for those who may wish to step back in time. Old pictures of scenes from 1970’s workingmen’s clubs adorn the walls and the decoration include brown walls boards and is said to have been influenced by old photographs from a club in the Attercliffe district which has long since closed its doors.
Tom Miller said;’ We really think the concept can work. We hope people who visit will look around and feel nostalgic for a different time that is part of British culture’.
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