Beyond the Cabaret presents:

Beyond the ‘Christmas’ Cabaret

Leading cabaret producers reunite with pop mash-up favourites Frisky and Mannish, for a third year of merry mayhem and festive frivolity


Musical comedy iconoclasts Frisky and Mannish have the uncompromising gall and relentless satire to wring some bellyache-laughing cheer out of Yuletide’s threadbare clichés” - Erotic Review (on Frisky and Mannish's Christmas Mess...age)


Best line up in town” Time Out



Following its success in 2009 and 2010, this seasonal special returns to London for a third time around, as Frisky and Mannish headline an evening of cabaret by some of London’s foremost variety performers. The night, which sees the pair coming together for the first time since their sell-out shows at The London Wondergound in July, finds a new home in the beautiful and historic surroundings of The Clapham Grand and is hosted by cabaret and burlesque veteran Des O’Connor.


Featuring performances from West End Burlesque Queen Miss Polly Rae, London Cabaret Award- Nominees The Folly Mixtures, acclaimed musical duo Ginger and Black, sinuous acrobatic sensation Sammy Dinneen and cabaret hostess Lili La Scala, to name a few, Beyond the ‘Christmas’ Cabaret is set to melt the hearts of even the most cynical of scrooges, helped along by a special performance from Benny The Elf of Truth, direct from Santa’s very own workshop.




Frisky and Mannish first formed in 2008, debuting with the highly acclaimed Frisky and Mannish’s School of Pop at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2009. Since then, the duo have created three more full-length stage shows and toured extensively both nationally and internationally. They reached the final of the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year competition in 2010, and have won fringe festival awards at the Brighton and Adelaide fringe festivals, as well as receiving nominations for a Chortle Award, a Loaded LAFTA Award, and four London Cabaret Awards.