07 Mar 2018
On Friday, 23rd March, Café de Paris will launch The Service, a theatrical and immersive burlesque and cabaret show that reflects the dark, sexy and alternative history of one of the world’s most renowned clubs. From the beginnings of Café de Paris in the roaring ‘20s through to the ‘40s big bands; the debauchery of Princess Margaret’s 21st birthday in the ‘50s and the ‘90s secret A-list parties, The Service features jaw-dropping performances that capture the essence of this iconic venue, spanning more than nine decades.
The Service brings to life the epic tales, dramas and confessions as told by some of the lesser known yet nonetheless remarkable stars – the ‘staff’ of Café de Paris, played by a talented array of performers. Cheeky bellboys pour champagne suspended high above your heads, acrobatic waiters wink and flirt to win favour and seductive secrets unfold throughout the show.
The story is told by the illustrious Reuben Kaye, host and Maître d’, who seamlessly blends lavish storytelling into gilded song, dominating the stage and bewitching the audience, making The Service an unforgettable experience.
Step forth into the glamorous 1902’s ‘Titanic Ballroom’ for the crème of cabaret, circus and burlesque, all combined with fabulous drinks, canapés and dining packages. Book in for a two or three course (£55/£60) meal to enjoy prior to the show. Or, go all out and indulge in the VIP dining package (£80) that includes a three-course dinner with half a bottle of prosecco per person. Views of the show are also excellent from the mezzanine level, where you can watch the show with waiter service and your own bar (£20).
Meet the cast, once the curtain comes down, in the clandestine Red Bar and enjoy a more intimate experience or take to the dancefloor in the main room as the Café de Paris transforms into an epic club.
Prepare to be captivated by the brilliant, award-winning, internationally acclaimed cast. Princess Margaret is played by Bettsie Bon Bon – known as ‘the body of burlesque’ and voted Best Burlesque Performer 2016; whilst Sammy Dinneen, aka the Valet, is one of the best and most technical hand balancers in the UK. Ken ‘Snakehips’ Johnson, the star of Britain’s black swing movement in the 1940s, is played by Korri Aulakh, who trained at the National Centre for Circus Arts and the National Circus School of Montreal.
Anna the Hulagan, who plays The Club Kid, is one of the UK’s leading hula hoop teachers, best known as ‘London’s cult hula hoop artiste’ (The Times). As the winner of the Triple Crown award at the World Burlesque Games, Hulagan delivers performances that are as fun as they are sexy.
For an unforgettable evening of entertainment, there is nowhere more magical to celebrate than at the world-famous Café de Paris.
Tickets for Café de Paris’ The Service can be purchased via Design My Night:http://bit.ly/TheServiceatCDP
The Service: 18:00 – 22:15 / Nightclub: 22:15 – 03:00
Café de Paris
3 Coventry Street
London W1D 6B
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For more information, please contact Colleen Monaghan or Harrie Markwell at Roche Communications on 0207 436 1111 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About Café de Paris
Café de Paris, in London’s Piccadilly is one of the most famous entertainment venues in the world. With a glittering history, spanning more than nine decades, Café de Paris has consistently played host to a wide variety of powerful & absorbing performers and guests, members of the aristocracy, eminent political figures, dazzling pop stars, captains of industry, superstars from the silver screen and even royalty.
Notes to Editors
The Service launches Friday 23rd March and will take place every Friday thereafter.
General Admission – enjoy the show from Café de Paris mezzanine with waiter and bar service – £20 per person
2 course dining (starter and a main) in the main ballroom – £55 per person
3 course dining (starter, main and dessert) in the main ballroom – £60 per person
Gold Package (6 guests minimum) – Reserved seats, canape platters & drinks – £75 per person
VIP dining – 3 course dining, half a bottle of prosecco per person and best seats: £80 per person