I'M GOING TO SPEAK ABOUT MYSELF IN THE 3RD PERSON HERE. IT'S WHAT ALL THE COOL WEBSITES DO. JUST GO WITH IT, OKRRR?
ANDREW PEPPER HAS BEEN SASHAYING AROUND THE LONDON CABARET CIRCUIT FOR QUITE A WEE WHILE NOW, DISPENSING FUN AND FRIVOLITY, WHILST WEARING INCREASINGLY TIGHT TROUSERS. HE'LL BE ANNOUNCING MORE CABARET ESCAPADES SHORTLY. UNTIL THEN, HERE'S WHAT HE'S BEEN UP TO RECENTLY...
IN OCTOBER, HE RETURNED TO THE CRAZY COQS FOR TWO DATES.
CABARET SCENES DESCRIBED THE SHOW AS BEING A
"DAZZLING AND METICULOUSLY EXECUTED DISPLAY OF SHAPE-SHIFTING SHOWMANSHIP".
YOU CAN READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE:
AND HERE'S WHAT BOYZ MAGAZINE THOUGHT:
THE CRAZY COQS!
Returning to Live at Zédel for the first time since his sell-out debut, the caped* cabaret crusader will descend on The Crazy Coqs for one hot pink night.
Expect highbrow nonsense, limby lunacy, contemporary dance, sophisticated song styling, less sophisticated song styling, show tunes, foot stomping and the splits.
Welcome to HOUSE of PEPPER.
Pianistic wizardry provided by Master James Church.
*the cape is optional
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EARLIER IN THE YEAR, ANDREW RETURNED FROM A SECOND CHRISTMAS PLAYING THE DAME IN PANTO AT THE THEATRE, CHIPPING NORTON.
THIS TIME, HE BE PLAYED THE MOTHER (!!!) OF THE TITULAR ROBINSON CRUSOE. HE PERSONALLY THINKS HE'S A BIT YOUNG TO HAVE ENTERED SUCH A CASTING BRACKET, BUT HE'S NOT COMPLAINING. OH, NO!
THE DELIGHTFUL FOLK AT COTSWOLD HOMES ALSO DECIDED TO INTERVIEW ANDREW ABOUT HIS DAME(S) AND CABARET. HERE'S THE FINISHED ARTICLE FOR YOUR PERUSING PLEASURE:
"Andrew Pepper’s cabaret experience makes him a wonderfully arch dame." - Will Thomas, The Stage
"What is a panto without a dame? Happily Andrew Pepper as Robinson’s mum, Mrs Camilla Crusoe, is a corker. Blessed with dry humour and a terrific pair of lungs, she delivers jokes and songs like a grand vaudevillian, and is just immensely fabulous." - Gill Sutherland, Stratford Herald
"A tour de force by Andrew Pepper as Mrs Camilla Crusoe." - Alison Boulton, Daily Info
Photography by the splendid Joshua Tomalin.
Next up, Andrew will be descending on the impossibly cool HACKNEY SHOWROOM on account of his also being impossibly cool himself.
BUT LISTEN UP, he's only going to be there for one hot pink hour on MONDAY, 18TH JULY. Just one hour.
ONE HOUR, PEOPLE! Sixty hot pink and happening minutes.
AND he's doing this for the bargainous price of £8*. He's never been so cheap.
Splits, show songs, Brel, top As, foot stomping, hand holding, spiritual healing, the tightest trousers in Christendom and YOU!
Welcome to... HOUSE of PEPPER (THE FAREWELL TOUR #1).
Pianistic genius to be provided by wunderkind, JAMES CHURCH
N.B: He's part of the Edinburgh Fringe Previews season, although he's not actually playing Edinburgh this year. Just roll with it.
* Ticket price includes complimentary pepper.
Photography by the oh, so good Steve Best.
Check him out right here:
IN CHRISTMAS 2015 ANDREW WENT TO THE THEATRE, CHIPPING NORTON AND HAD A RUDDY MARVELLOUS TIME PLAYING (FOR THE FIRST TIME) THE DAME IN PANTO. IT WAS A MARATHON. HE PERFORMED THE ROLE 33046* TIMES AND HE HAD A BALL.
*GIVE OR TAKE
HERE'S WHAT SOME LOVELY CRITICS SAID:
"Ah, the Dame! Astonishingly, it seems that this is Andrew Pepper’s first outing as Dame, and he is a joy...exuding warm flirtatious absurdity and effortless stage presence. He’s pure music-hall in his big numbers...few gentlemen can flick a pantaloon across the stage with more brio." - Libby Purves
"The inevitable show-stealer is the dame: Andrew Pepper." - The Times
"Andrew Pepper’s performance, like a beanstalk awaiting its Jack....is wholesomely hilarious...with Sarah Travis’s enjoyable songs...Pepper’s Dame proves something of a diva." - Reviews Gate
"Connie Clatterbottom (versatile Andrew Pepper)...an outstanding presence in every scene...not just a superb Pantomime Dame: she possesses a poignant inner life. Pepper evokes all her moods with verve and sensitivity, and fabulous dancing feet." - Daily Info, Oxford