Jonny Woo's Un-Royal Variety

Fri 3 & Sat 4 Nov 2017
Jonny Woo's Un-Royal Variety Fri 3 & Sat 4 Nov 2017

Off the back of the success of last year’s show, Jonny Woo returns to the Hackney Empire stage, bringing his evening of chaos, fun and carnage with him.

Held over two nights, this year’s Un-Royal Variety promises to be an even bigger and bolder extravaganza than the last.

Featuring new material from US drag-punk sensation, CHRISTEENE, award-winning operatic comic Jayde Adams, and Lucy McCormick, fresh from the success of Triple Threat.

Joining Jonny and his cohorts on stage are maverick Australian performer Leah Shelton, Frank Lavender, Myra Dubois, Peter & Bambi Heaven (La Soiree’s Asher Treleaven and Gypsy Wood – Miss Cage Dance Australia), Le Gateau Chocolat, Diane Chorley AKA The Duchess Of Canvey plus an array of auspicious guests including Bourgeois & Maurice, Lavinia Co-Op, lip-synching sensation Frieda Slaves and the darlings of last year’s show, The Kate Middleton Choir, led by composer Richard Thomas, musical director of Jerry Springer: The Opera. Music courtesy of Nostalgia Of Mothership.

With a line-up of some of the finest talents across cabaret, dance, queer and fringe theatre,  Jonny Woo’s Un-Royal Variety is set to entertain and delight the crowd again. Last year sold out. This year will too. Don’t dither – you’ll regret it.

Un-Royal Variety on Instagram


Special Virtual Reality Adventure!

VERY LIMITED CAPACITY – first come, first served!

Ticket holders for this year’s Un-Royal Variety are invited to see the first ever virtual reality cabaret performance! Come and watch Opinions – a space-age satirical performance by musical comedy duo Bourgeois & Maurice, made by Breaking Fourth. There will be a VR room set to one side here from 4pm until 6.30pm at Hackney Empire on the afternoon of Saturday 4 November where you will be able to try out a VR headset and watch Bourgeois & Maurice’s virtual reality experience!

Harold Pinter at Hackney Empire

£ 35 – £ 10 (plus £1 per ticket online, £1.25 per ticket over the phone)

AGE LIMIT: 18+ recommended

Running Time: 2 hr 30 mins approx



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Go beyond reality with Bourgeois &


Jonny Woo
Lucy McCormick
Jayde Adams
Freida Slaves
Nostalgia Of Mothership
Peter and Bambi Heaven
Le Gateau Chocolat
Leah Shelton
Diane Chorley
Mawaan Rizwan
Richard Thomas
Frank Lavender
Lavina Co-op
Bourgeois & Maurice
The Kate Middleton Choir

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