This Thursday 20 March you can see a veritable smorgasbord of cabaret and musical improv delights. All for free at our weekly residential Improbable Lounge!
8pm at the priory arms, 83 Lansdowne Way, Stockwell. Nearest tube: Stockwell. FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1840753892730513/?ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
~~ Laurie Black – musical comedy on uke, keyboards & Accordion!
~~ Faye Treacy – musical clowning
~~ Harry Scott-Moncrieff – bizarre magician
~~Madame Galina – Prima Ballerina Assoluta
Plus musical comedy improv cabaret from US, your hosts, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry….
But don't take our word for it – make your own mind up by reading the words and wisdom of our fabbest ukelele songstress Laurie Black. See Laurie for FREE by getting on down to the Improbable Lounge on Thursday!
Name: Laurie Black
Improv/creative outlet: Anything musical I can get my hands on – keyboards, ukuleles & accordions mainly. I sing a bit too.
Tell us about your act in a nutshell: A black n white haired banshee singing funny songs.
Apart from musical comedy, what other hats do you wear: I write, record and publish my own music – both musical comedy and more serious dance-industrial style tunes. I am a part-time Space Cadet at the Cyberdog Mothership in Camden and I make garters (Laurie Black Garters). In my spare time, I also go to university 😉
Musical comedy philosophy: Either they're laughing at your jokes or they're laughing at you being crap and having crap jokes – either way, they're laughing!
Best musical moment: Playing piano for Joe Black – possibly a distant cousin of mine – in Windsor last year. We rocked some Tom Waits and, of course, Cruella. That was my first big step into the world of cabaret and musical comedy.
What makes you happy: I'm a metalhead at heart, so getting the chance to go wild at a metal gig makes me happy & is good for my bones. But great musical comedy, improv and being surrounded by wonderful performers makes me equally as happy – I definitely feel that when I play Improbable Lounge with Red Lorry Yellow Lorry.
And finally…your favourite tongue twister: Purple Burglar Alarm (best said with a strong Scottish accent, go on)