Life often seems bleak at this time of year, what with everyone dieting and doing dry January (dry BOREuary more like). Not only that, but soon we have to deal with the worst day of all days, Valentines Day. When shop windows become swollen with red and pink heart emblazoned tat and every restaurant is filled with couples making cow-eyes at each other as they peruse over-priced set menus. For single folk, Valentines day is truly the worst.
However, seasoned cabaret songstress Kate Brennan is here this year to save the day for singletons everywhere. If you loathe Valentines day and are sick of sifting through match.com then join her for her hilarious cabaret ‘Song of the Single Girl: Still Single’ at The Alleycat. Brennan promises this show to be a riotous evening of music and comedy as she navigates the trials and tribulations of what it’s like to be a twentysomething single gal in the city.
Following successful sell-out performances at The Union Theatre, The Southbank Centre, Lauderdale House and Crafternoon Cabaret, Brennan promises this will be the biggest and most outrageous version of the show yet. Blending old favourites and new gems from the worlds of pop and musical theatre, and with special guest performers and a live band under the keen eye of musical director Joseph Atkins, you’ll laugh, you’ll cry and you’ll want to drink a lot of gin!
So, if you find yourself still searching for the special someone come Valentines Day this year, don’t weep into a huge box of Hotel Chocolat’s finest, round up a gaggle of your best single chums and get down to The Alleycat to have a giggle and toast the brilliant bits of single life. Ticket info below:
Bloody Hell Brennan presents:
Song of the Single Girl: Still Single
Friday 14th February 7.15pm
The Alleycat, 4 Denmark St London WC2H 8LP-
Nearest tube: Tottenham Court Road/Leicester Square
Tickets £10/£12 available here
Kate trained at Guildford School of Acting, where she received the Ian Fleming Award. Theatre credits include: Seasonal Sauce (Watermill Theatre); Fairy Story in Jack and the Beanstalk (Loughborough Town Hall); Storyteller in You Obviously (How It Ended Productions); Harcourt Gregory in Anatomy of a Murder (For Short Theatre); The Lost Christmas (Waterloo East Theatre); A New Way to Pay Old Debts (Rose Theatre, Bankside); Columbina in The Glorious Ones (Landor Theatre). Workshops and Cabarets’ include: A Berlin Kabaret (Soho Theatre) Gap Year – The Musical (Leicester Square Theatre) and Song of the Single Girl. Credits whilst training include: Denise in The Baker’s Wife (Electric Theatre); Anita in West Side Story (Southbank Centre) and Cathy in The Last Five Years (Edinburgh Festival Fringe). She also writes a popular lifestyle and arts blog at www.bloodyhellbrennan.com.
Joseph Atkins: As musical director: Josephine and I (Bush Theatre, Evening Standard Award Winner 2013), The Girl I Left Behind Me (Brits Off Broadway 2013, 59E59 Theaters, New York), A Berlin Kabaret (Soho Theatre), Feathers in the Snow, Victor / Victoria (Southwark Playhouse), Song of the Single Girl (Union Theatre), J’ai Deux Amours (Etcetera Theatre), The Ring’s the Thing (Pheasantry) and Me and Juliet (Finborough, European Premiere). He is also a tutor and composer at the Globe Theatre. His television composition credits include Mud, Sweat and Tractors, Shooting the War (BBC4) and El Alamein: A Solder’s Story (UKTV Yesterday). Concert music commissions include works for the BBC Elstree Concert Band, the Metier Ensemble and Spitalfields Festival. His guitar work Indian Summer is recorded by Antonis Hatzinikolaou for the NMC label, plus a commercial recording of The Girl I Left Behind Me is due next year. Joseph trained at New College Oxford and the Royal Academy of Music. Further information about Joe can be found at: www.josephatkins.co.uk