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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. THE WORKING GIRLS OF SOHO – SAUCY TALES OF NOTORIOUS WOMEN  ON: Tuesday 23 – Saturday 27 August 2022 AT: The Olive Theatre, Greenside, 6, Infirmary Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LS Time: 18:40 (50…

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   

Murray’s Cabaret Club, discovering Soho’s secret by Benjamin Levy with Josephine Pembroke MAN WEEK on Radio Gorgeous

09 Jan 2020

In 1960 there were over 200 strip clubs, clip joints and peep shows in Soho. But there was a classy, glamourous establishment which surpassed all others and that was Murray’s Cabaret Club in Beak Street, London W1, which has just been featured in the Christine Keeler TV series. Murray’s Cabaret Club was taken over in…

Miss HOPE SPRINGS Big hopes & Broken dreams with Josephine Pembroke on RADIO GORGEOUS

15 Apr 2016

Miss Hope Springs  Josephine goes behind the sequins and the grease paint (read: Flora!) to meet the real, live, back-from-Vegas Miss Hope Springs! See Miss Hope Springs at her monthly show at  Crazy Coqs Follow @followmisshope  FB LOVED THIS? Go to www.radiogorgeous for even MORE….

Marti Webb Star of Musicals on RADIO GORGEOUS with Josephine Pembroke

11 Mar 2016

  Marti Webb tells us about her career from 60’s till now from Nancy in Oliver to Eva Peron in Evita and more.                       Marti Webb returns to Crazy Coqs singing songs from her                      musical shows and recordings on Tues 15, Wed 16 &                      Thurs 17 March, 2016 at 8 pm. Tickets £30 contact: …

JOHN STANDING sings Noel Coward Noel & Cole CABARET MAN WEEK

22 Nov 2015

    John Standing Sings Noel Coward NOEL & COEL   Podcast Length: 17 Minutes 19 seconds John Standing almost got away from the family trade of acting and into painting but as his mother thought he needed to earn, he fell back on acting. How he thought he would get away with it when…

Queen of HAIR THE MUSICAL Annabel Leventon at Crazy Coqs

23 Sep 2015

Queen of HAIR – Annabel Leventon at Crazy Coqs Annabel Leventon is a true rock chick. Performer, actress, cabaret star and serious actress is performing on Sunday 27 2015 September at Crazy Coqs in Covent Garden.  She has worked with many famous actors including Peter O’ Toole, Mark Rylance, Jeremy Irons and Elaine Paige. Judy…

My Stubborn Tongue by Anna Fishbeyn

15 Apr 2015

  My Stubborn Tongue by Anna Fishbeyn – The story of the girl who refuses to be defined by her origins (Russian in America, Jewish in Russia, poor little immigrant), this cabaret style show is told through Russian and American songs and dances from the 1980’s. That’s Entertainment: My Stubborn Tongue written and performed by Anna…

Betty May The Musical

25 Mar 2015

Betty May the Musical on That’s Entertainment on Radio Gorgeous  Betty started to take cocaine on her honeymoon, cabaret danced drunkenly her way to notoriety, hung out at the Cafe Royal was a true Soho bohemian. Playwright, musician and performer Celine Hispache was inspired by Betty May, the “Tiger Woman” and wrote Betty May the…

Burlesque – do you have to be an extrovert? Gorgeous Gossip with VICTORIA SADLER

07 Nov 2013

PRESS the White triangle above to hear/ Length 21.47 This weeks GORGEOUS GOSSIP our guest is VICTORIA SADLER who was an internal auditor in the City of London who took up burlesque dancing – swapping daytime suits for pink sequins, spangles and feathers in the evening. We are talking about Burlesque dancing which does involve striptease….

Mary Killen on Betty Parsons | Arts: Ursula Martinez | Beauty: Emma Hill | Society: Lisa Campbell

22 Mar 2012

Spectator Magazine’s Mary Killen tells us about the pioneering childbirth guru Betty Parsons. Donna Freed talks to performance artist and cult cabaret diva, Ursula Martinez about her provocative new show. Combining stand up, live art and character comedy, ‘My Stories, Your Emails’ is about the responses she received after her infamous ‘Hanky Panky’ routine, after…

Ursula Martinez, cult cabaret diva on My Stories, Your Emails | What happens when your private parts go public…

Donna Freed talks to performance artist and cult cabaret diva, Ursula Martinez about her provocative new show. Combining stand up, live art and character comedy, ‘My Stories, Your Emails’ is about the responses she received after her infamous ‘Hanky Panky’ routine, after it was illicitly posted online. We talked to Ursula about art, fame, control,…

Michele Hanson: What the Grown-Ups Were Doing | Actress + Cabaret star Siân Phillips | Meg Matthews

23 Feb 2012

Josephine talks to Michele Hanson about her wonderfully evocative memoir What the Grown-ups Were Doing. We’re introduced to pets (past and present!), and find out that behind the suburban respectability of 1950s Ruislip, there lurked a world of oddball characters, unhappy marriages, hidden anxieties and suspected salacious goings on. Actress Siân Phillips’ CBE discusses her…

Actress Siân Phillips on the art of cabaret

Veteran stage actress Siân Phillips CBE discusses her cabaret show, early career and current views on marriage!  Siân began performing cabaret after a brilliant run in Pam Gems’ play Marlene where she recreated Marlene Dietrich last cabaret performance. She’s toured around the world, and was greeted in New York with the headline, “No more Marlene, just Siân…