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TICKETS for The Working Girls of Soho Cabaret SHOW !

08 Mar 2023

KINGS HEAD THEATRE TICKETS:  FRIDAY  24 March 7pm – 8.30pm PHOENIX THEATRE TICKETS Monday 15 May 7pm – 9pm   Be taken on a wild journey through Soho’s shady past, meeting the female whores, club runners & thieves who have been Soho’s beating heart since the 18th Century. A night of song, storytelling,…

The Lost Girls by Kate Hamer with Donna Freed

07 Mar 2023

Coming home was just the beginning… Kate Hamer follows up her taut psychological blockbuster The Girl in the Red Coat with an equally engrossing sequel, The Lost Girls.  Carmel has been returned home five years after she was abducted by the preacher of a cult. But the trauma of her experience continues to haunt her and and her…

The Chase by AVA GLASS with Donna Freed

Introducing the next female 007, Makepeace, Emma Makepeace! Ava Glass’ hyper-pacy thriller, The Chase follows novice MI6 operative Emma Makepeace as she attempts to escort a man wanted by the Russians across surveillance-filled London without being detected by CCTV.  Ava spent over a decade working with British spies at MI5 and MI6, has trained spies…

Death in Heels, by Kitty Murphy with Donna Freed

08 Feb 2023

Kitty Murphy introduces the first book in her Dublin Drag Mystery Series: Death in Heels. When Eve, frenemy to all in Dublin’s drag club Trash, is found dead, Fi McKinnery is forced to turn ‘Hagatha Christie’. No one else, including the police nor her best friend Robyn – who performs as Mae B – believes that…

Sara Cox, founder of the Cheshire Novel Prize with Donna Freed

  Sara Cox is a  writer, editor and coach. After completing her MA in Creative Writing, Sara set up her own editing business. In 2021, tired of literary prizes that offered no feedback, Sara set up her own and The Cheshire Novel Prize for unrepresented, unpublished or self-published writers was born.  In its first year…

You’ll Never Walk Alone – Interview with author Rachel Kelly about the power of poetry

07 Dec 2022

You’ll Never Walk Alone – Poems for life’s up and downs Rachel Kelly is a former Times journalist who is now a mental health campaigner, public speaker, and writer.  In her early thirties, Rachel was diagnosed with serious depression and subsequently suffered two major depressive episodes. These two episodes have become the defining events of…

Josephine Pembroke on Museum of Soho show on Soho Radio

14 Nov 2022

The Working Girls of Soho – Saucy Tales of Notorious Women – Songs & Stories A fabulous cabaret celebrating Soho’s glorious past. Featuring the club runners, strippers, whores and thieves with song and stories. Josephine Pembroke of Pussies Galore talks about her sell out show featuring the female club runners, strippers, whores and thieves from…

True Story London founder Michelle Toth with Donna Freed

13 Nov 2022

Michelle Toth is a bit of a polymath, in part because she loves learning and in part because when other people ask why, Michelle tends to ask, why not? She has been an entrepreneur, consultant, executive, novelist and story teller and is now a highly accomplished executive coach. She is passionate about connecting people through…

London’s Lost Department Stores – A Vanished World of Dazzle and Dreams by Tessa Boase with Josephine Pembroke

06 Nov 2022

Last century central London and the suburbs were awash with ‘Halls of Temptation,’ giant emporiums where you could buy anything from exotic pets to opening your own bank account. Author Tessa Boase tells us about the golden days of shopping, when  visiting a store was a magnificent assault on the senses.  #RadioGorgeous #SocialHistory #MrSelfridge

Adam Zmith, author of Deep Sniff: A History of Poppers and Queer Futures MAN WEEK ON RADIO GORGEOUS with Donna Freed

01 Nov 2022

It’s MAN WEEK!   Donna Freed with Adam Zmith, author of Deep Sniff: A History of Poppers and Queer Futures Adam Zmith is a writer, talker, thinker and maker with podcasts, stage and film credits to his name. Deep Sniff is a  meditation on the history of poppers and their role in gay culture as well as…

THE INTERVIEW The Working Girls of Soho – Saucy Tales of Notorious Women by Josephine Pembroke with Donna Freed

04 Aug 2022

Josephine reveals all in this candid interview about the female wild bohemians, whores, thieves and nightclub queens of London Soho’s outrageous past. TICKETS FOR NEXT SHOW IN LONDON “Wit, charm and plenty of sauce, simply a fabulous show.” Sophie Parkin, Author of The Colony Room Club 1948-2008 “Josephine brings Soho in all its seedy,…

Donna Freed with Wanda Whiteley, author of The Goldhanger Dog

As a commissioning editor at Harper Collins, Wanda Whiteley was in the business of saying no to the majority of authors who came her way. She founded so she could put her expertise to work for new authors. Wanda then decided it would only be fair to put herself in their shoes and the result is…

Ode to Joyce by Cheryl Knight, a one woman show about the hilarious comedienne

31 May 2022

Star of the St Trinian’s films and inspiration for Victoria Wood and Miranda Hart, Joyce Grenfell was one of Britain’s most loved female comedienne, writer, actor and singer. Cheryl Knight tells us about Joyce, and her hugely popular one woman show which is touring southern England. Press link for tour info and tickets. #OdetoJoyce…

Jo Good BBC Radio London meets Josephine creator of The Working Girls of Soho

16 May 2022

Ex- Sohoite cabaret chanteuse Josephine Pembroke talks to Jo Good on BBC London about living in Soho in the 80’s, Pussies Galore and more.  #JosephinePembroke #Soho #Cabaret  TICKETS FOR NEXT SHOW IN LONDON  

The Improbable Adventures of Emily Soldene, Actress, Writer and Rebel Victorian, by Helen Batten with Josephine Pembroke

10 Nov 2021

Emily Soldene was a true Victorian, born of the wrong side of the tracks, she was illegitimate and her mother was working class, a bonnet maker by trade. Emily reinvented herself at twenty-two, she took singing lessons and willed herself to stardom.  Hear her 3rd cousin once removed best selling author Helen Batten tell us…

My Name is Jensen, by Heidi Amsink with Donna Freed

Radio Gorgeous was thrilled to attend – in person – the launch of Heidi Amsinck’s debut novel and first in a new series of crime novels, My Name is Jensen. My Name is Jensen introduces us to journalist turned sleuth Jensen, who has returned to her native Copenhagen after some years working in London. An experience that mirrors…

Adorable Dora – a tribute to Dora Bryan by West End Star, Rosemary Ashe with Josephine Pembroke

06 Jul 2021

Singing sensations Rosemary Ashe has a wonderful habit of writing one woman shows to perform, always musical, her last successful show featured Ethel Merman. Today we talked about her spanking brand new show called ADORABLE DORA, a tribute to Dora Bryan. Dora was an actress and singer in the second half of the 20th century,…

My Journey to Judaism – OSHER by Tetiana Michaels with Josephine Pembroke

02 Jul 2021

Tetiana thinks that her great grandmother was “secretly” Jewish, as being a Jew in Ukraine back then was dangerous. Tetiana tells us why she, an independent modern woman fell in love with an ancient faith and converted.  #RadioGorgeous #Judaism #Memoir 

Polly Samson, author of A Theatre for Dreamers with Donna Freed

24 Jun 2021

Charmian Clift left London in 1954 with her husband and children to live on the Greek island of Kalymnos. The following year, they moved to Hydra where they were the forerunners of a bohemian artist community. Leonard Cohen stayed with them when he first visited the island. Her vivid memoirs of this time have been…

MEGHAN MISUNDERSTOOD by Sean Smith Man Week on Radio Gorgeous

09 Dec 2020

Today we talk about the most controversial now ex-Royal MEGHAN, activist, actor, mother and Prince Harry’s partner. Sean has written a wonderful sympathetic book about a sadly much maligned woman MEGHAN MISUNDERSTOOD, is published by Harper Collins #Royals #RadioGorgeous #Meghan