Dusty Limits – Black Dogs (of Death)

Running Time: Fri 7 Apr, 8.30pm. 70min + 20min interval
Price: £13.50 (conc £12)
Certificate: Suitable 16+

About this event

A show inspired, it must be said, by a slightly drunken Facebook thread. A lifetime dogged by melancholy has inspired the songs for Black Dogs (of Death): some old, some brand new, some classic covers given Dusty's uniquely mordant twist. Along with his MD, the stupendous Michael Roulston, and a very handsome backing band, Dusty will tackle that black dog and give it a much-deserved tickle.

Dusty Limits' morbid obsessions and mordant wit have earned him a place in the cabaret pantheon. And for over a decade, he's been peddling his adorable brand of 'sit-down misery' to audiences around the world, because sharing is caring. 

The show will take place in our theatre.

About Dusty Limits

Dusty Limits, also known as Dorian Black, is a singer, comic, actor, writer and director and one of the most celebrated figures on the 'new cabaret' scene. He was a cover model for Time Out London's special edition dedicated to the stars of contemporary cabaret, in which he was described as 'The Trailblazer'.

He performs everything from Cole Porter to Portishead, Tom Lehrer to Tom Waits, along with his own compelling original songs written with long-time collaborator Michael Roulston, which explore themes of mortality, addiction and the futility of love. Usually for laughs. Based in London, he has performed at cabarets and clubs around the world, in New York, Berlin and Dublin.   He has been at the forefront of the world of neo-cabaret for over a decade, producing such ground breaking shows as KUNST at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern. He has performed at every Edinburgh Fringe since 2003 and hosted the legendary Bongo Club Cabaret many times. He has enjoyed residencies at the Café de Paris, Royal Vauxhall Tavern, Savoy Hotel and Café Royal and has shared the stage with great cabaret artists such as David Hoyle, Amanda Palmer, Meow Meow, Sxip Shirey and Polly Rae.   He is noted for his powerful voice, three-octave range and brilliance as an interpreter of song, especially the repertoire of the Weimar era, the works of Brel and Weill, and such songsmiths as Bowie, Waits and Mitchell.   He was Director of the Black Cat Cabaret at the Cafe de Paris, which garnered huge praise for its innovative combination of a flowing structure with elements of narrative, its bold use of classical and archetypal references (inspired by Offenbach's 'Orphée aux Enfers') and Vicky Butterfly's exquisite styling. It sold out every Friday throughout 2013 and won the London Cabaret Award for 'Best Production'.  He directed and hosted the new incarnation of the show which took place at the London Wonderground on the South Bank throughout the summer of 2014.    He is also a hugely experienced compère, winning the London Cabaret Award for 'Best Host/Compère' in 2012, 2013 and 2015 (the only person ever to win three London Cabaret Awards in a single category).     DINNER & CABARET DEAL – The Guru Tandoori Kitchen is laying on a fabulous all-you-can eat feast, a 3-course Indian buffet for just £14.50 when purchased with a cabaret ticket. Simply add this option when you by your tickets, and remember to state how many you require. You can download a menu here.      Please note Friends Members CAN NOT use their free tickets for this event, but the £1 discount applies.

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