A monthly cabaret show is set to serve up a cocktail of comedy, song, burlesque, dance and drag divas at Sheringham this spring and summer.
The Big Night Out is hosted by Kenny Moore – better known as drag artist Ms Special K – who says the shows, which change every month, aim to put a new twist on a traditional variety show.
“Although I am hosting in drag, the acts will be real mix of new talent and popular established artists including dancers, and singers performing everything from pop to opera. We want everyone in the audience to have a good time,” said Kenny who previously ran similar shows with Chris Ewens-Nicoll in a duo called The Squirrels.
In 2018 they made it through to the “six chair challenge” on the X Factor which included singing a Robbie Williams medley. But work has now taken them in different directions.
“Our individual professional lives got so busy we have had to split – amicably – early this year, but I was keen to keep the shows going as they went down so well at Sheringham and St George’s Theatre at Great Yarmouth last year.”
Kenny went into showbiz as a teenager, as a dancer in a touring Forever Elvis show, after leaving the Hewett School in Norwich. He went on to sing on cruise ships, do theatre tours and pantos, before switching to drag.
“It began as a one-off hosting a Pride event 20 years ago, but it really took off,” added Kenny who also works in the Lady B Loves vintage fashion store in Norwich helping style customers and making prom dresses and costumes.
The Big Night Out shows are on April 22, May 6, June 17, July 7, August 20 and September 9.
The featured acts are:
· April – Happy B’s burlesque dance trio, and vocalist Sadie
· May – vocalist Prince Jay and drag queen Baby Lisxous with her dancers
· June –new drag act Dusty Rose and Joshua Johnson and his Jersey Boiz singers
· July – Dance act Fierce, and drag king Terry D’Actyl
· August – musical theatre singers Mitchell Phillips and Holly Graham
· September – drag queen Ginni Tonix and opera singer Hannah Long
Tickets are £10 and can be purchased here.
Kenny has also worked on community radio station Brickies Radio based at the Brickmakers pub in Norwich, where his championing of the LGBT cause has led to him being nominated for a National Diversity Award. People can vote for him on his Kenny Moore Facebook page, which also has more details about his shows.