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LL Flyer 2014 07 September

The Lavender Lounge – September 6th 11pm – 2am

James Hodgson

Your Host and singer/pianist at the Lavender Lounge, James Hodgson, welcomes you to the members club where you can drink dance and meet friends.

Florian Brooks

A near effortless spectacle from the master manipulator. The juggling superstar with phenomenal technique and unique style.

Secret Opera

An intimate preview of an all male CarMen
a reworking of Bizet’s tale of love, passion, jealousy and anger – the full version of which comes to the Astor on November 28th.


LL Flyer 2014 06 June

The Lavender Lounge – July 7th 8pm – 2am

James Hodgson

Your host and singer/pianist at the Lavender Lounge welcomes you to a fabulous evening of music and entertainment with dancing and a bar until 2am

Tricity Vogue

Ukulele strumming Tricity Vogue has cut a swathe through the UK cabaret scene with hit shows in London and Edinburgh. With repertoire of surprising tunes and a colourful history of romantic misadventure, Tricity presents her own blend of slink and sass
– think Peggy Lee after a few too many cocktails.

Dee Riley

Dee Riley is one of London’s most sought after cabaret magicians. Multi award winning Dee is certainly not your average magician. His original style, charismatic personality and exceptional showmanship make him much in demand on the current cabaret circuit.


LL Flyer 2014 04 April

The Lavender Lounge – June 7th 11pm – 2am

James Hodgson

Your Host and singer/pianist at the Lavender Lounge, James Hodgson welcomes you to a warm and witty evening of entertainment, music and the chance to dance.

Madame Galina Korsakova

This month’s special guest is Madame Galina Korsakova, the prima ballerina assoluta of the Bolshoi and the alter ego of Iestyn Edwards, who does for ballet what Hinge and Bracket did for/to opera!
The ballet world’s favourite prima donna takes to the Astor boards for a night of pirouettery in a wonderful synthesis of art and larkiness – don’t miss it!

Mysti Vine

James and Madame are joined by the fabulous Mysti Vine. “Mysti Vine has one of the best fan dances in the business. Believe!” This is Cabaret.
You might not be quite sure where to look…but whatever you choose, you’ll be glad you did!


LL Flyer 2014 05 May

The Lavender Lounge – May 6th 11pm – 2am

James Hodgson

Your Host and singer/pianist at the Lavender Lounge, James Hodgson welcomes you to a warm and witty evening of entertainment, music and the chance to dance to Dolly Doowap’s cross genre mashup. From show tunes to disco she’s guaranteed to move your feet.

Bruce Airhead

one brave man one enormous balloon one amazing show
It’s sophisticated,
elegant, urbane… sometimes
It’s spectacular,
surreal, sweaty… always
The metamorphosis of a man and six foot balloon.

Miss Maybe

Missy is a traditional British Burlesque performer in the vaudeville and music hall tradition with her own unique way of telling a story through song, monologue, striptease and clowning. She sings, she dances, she makes granny pants look hot and audiences love her!


LL Flyer 2014 03 MarchThe Lavender Lounge – April 5th 11pm – 2am

James Hodgson

Your Host and singer/pianist at the Lavender Lounge, James Hodgson welcomes you to a warm and witty evening of entertainment, music and the chance to dance.

James Biddlecombe

Singer Biddie,”the uncrowned king of Cabaret” Time Out and pianist Chris Marshall create an unforgettable experience through songs ranging from Music Hall to Cole Porter, rock and pop to their own compositions. Ben Hur meets the Shangri Las microdramas. Entertainment you will find it hard not to become a part of. “Slick, well presented…musical skill with panache, pure entertainment” Michael Griffiths Time Out

Dolly Doowop

Dolly Doowop selects the sounds at April’s Lavender Lounge. The one-woman Go-Go show plays a cross genre mash-up…and gets the party started. From Show Tunes to Disco, she’s guaranteed to move your feet!

“If it Sounds Right – She spins It!”


LL Flyer 2014 02 FebruaryThe Lavender Lounge – February 1st 11pm – 2am 

Fay Presto

Gold Star member of the Inner Magic Circle and Britain’s premier close up magician

“If you’re in a restaurant and a magician approaches the table, you’d better hope it’s Fay Presto – she’s the best there is.” John Lenehan

Bruce Airhead

one brave man one enormous balloon one amazing show
It’s sophisticated,
elegant, urbane… sometimes
It’s spectacular,
surreal, sweaty… always
The metamorphosis of a man and six foot balloon.

James Hodgson

Your Host and singer/pianist at the Lavender Lounge, James Hodgson welcomes you to a warm and witty evening of entertainment, music and the chance to dance.


FlyerG&L2

A new cabaret by James HodgsonGenius & Lust

You are invited on a journey through the landscape of love in the company of Cole Porter, Noël Coward and Stephen Sondheim. Singer-pianist James offers an intensely personal account of songs that have demanded to be sung in telling this story of archetypal and lived love.

Thursday 24th April 2014 – 7.30pm Concert Artistes Association, 20 Bedford Street, London WC2E 9HP

Booking www.eventbrite.co.uk/geniusandlust


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The Lavender Lounge

Opening Night at The Lavender Lounge February 1st 11pm – 2amTickets £10 (members only)Tickets and information 01304 370220 e.mail info@theastor.org


Genius and Lust Flyer

Genius & Lust

Wed 23 Oct 2013,19.30

The Centre for Solo Performance presents:A new cabaret by James HodgsonJames Hodgson takes you on a journey through the landscape of love in the company of Cole Porter, Noël Coward and Stephen Sondheim.Singer-pianist James Hodgson offers his intensely personal account of songs that have demanded to be sung in telling this story of archetypal and lived love.Wit and wisdom, pose and poise, from cheek to chic, from humour to hell through the brilliant lyrics and music of some of the masters of song.