I’m Foxi Blue. Welcome to Shenanigans Cabaret.
Shenanigans Cabaret was born from a rather unnecessarily extravagant private party for my husband, Mr Blue, which involved copious amounts of alcohol, glitter and, of course, burlesque and cabaret. It started as a small gathering of friends and escalated into a full blown show, with fully rehearsed (mostly) performances from our closest and most talented cabaret sweethearts.
Shenanigans Cabaret took up residency at Lighthouse Bar in Shoreditch, East London, and after its spectacular launch show in February 2020, had many more dazzling productions planned, with top class acts spanning the performing arts industry. Giving stage space to both new and established performers, and covering every craft from burlesque to circus to sideshow to music and dance, Shenanigans is one of the true rare variety shows in town.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Shenanigans Cabaret, like all performing arts, retreated onto the internet and from there, Foxi and Friends was conceived: an online show that celebrates my incredibly talented friends that I’ve met on the cabaret circuit. This Shenanigans online spinoff was an opportunity for me to keep the creativity and cabaret community spirit alive, whilst keeping in touch with the most inspiring performers I’ve ever met.
Then finally, in July 2020, Shenanigans Cabaret Online was born, displaying phenomenal variety show talent from across the globe – the one main benefit of producing an online show is being able to scour the entire planet for performers! Now we are coming through the other side, it’s so wonderful to be back onstage, where we all belong, doing what we love and spreading a little joy to the depths of the East End.
It is my pleasure to present you performers, month in, month out, with breathtaking talent that I am proud to call my cabaret contemporaries, now at our new home Gigi’s Bar Hoxton. With my trusty sidekick Mr Blue at the door and the superbly organised Calamity Valour stage managing, you know you’re in good hands with Shenanigans Cabaret!
Foxi Blue x