Back to News

THE BIG SMOKE FESTIVAL comes to The Other Palace

Posted 17th May 2018

The Big Smoke is a week-long music, cabaret and variety festival with some of London’s best talent. From West End stars to award-winning Drag artists there is a show for everyone in this week-long celebration of art at The Other Palace.

The Untitled Memon/Huntley Project | Sun 8 Jul, 5pm

A song cycle about relationships with music and lyrics by Maimuna Memon. Currently in its early stages, this initial public presentation will be a developmental exploration of themes and ideas. The duo hope the project will evolve into a fully formed performance piece.

Cassie Compton | Sun 8 Jul, 8pm

Following the success of her solo shows at Lauderdale House and Crazy Coq’s at Zedel, with music from some of the most exciting women in the music industry and theatre, Cassie is excited to be bringing the newest version of her show ‘Celebrating The Greatest Female Singer/Songwriters of All Time’ to The Other Palace studio.

The Jersey Quartet | Mon 9 Jul, 7pm

The Jersey Quartet is the ultimate Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons concert. This concert features 4 incredible West End stars, featurING all the hits including BEGGIN’, CAN’T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU, OH WHAT A NIGHT, SHERRY, WALK LIKE A MAN, BYE BYE BABY, BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY and many more.

The Voice Behind The Stars | Tue 10 Jul, 7pm

This one-woman show tells the story of the most prolific ghost singer of all time, Marni Nixon: the best film diva you (almost) never saw. Dubbing for over 50 Hollywood films, she was the singing voice for stars such as Audrey Hepburn, Deborah Kerr, Natalie Wood and Marilyn Monroe. Featuring much-loved tunes from West Side Story, My Fair Lady and The King and I, this show is not to be missed

Barry Locke | Tue 10 Jul, 9pm

Barry is s a 31 year old singer songwriter from Northern Ireland Who now lives in London. So far 2018 has seen the release of his Debut Single ‘ T O M B S ‘ and the airing of BBC One’s ‘All Together Now’ which featured Barry as one of ‘The 100’ judges of the singing competition.

IDA Girls | Wed 11 Jul, 7pm

Ida is London’s leading pop-opera girl group with an impressive collection of re-worked operatic arias, chart-topping hits and musical theatre favourites. With spellbinding vocals and slick harmonies, and the exciting marriage of opera, pop and musical theatre – with a twist! – Ida’s impressive versatility has seen them captivating audiences across six continents.

Kiki Deville – Bare Naked Lady | Wed 11 Jul, 9pm

In a brand new solo show, Vintage Personality of the Year, and star of The Voice UK, Kiki Deville delivers a funny, and at times, heartbreaking, story of life, love, grief and coming out the other side. With songs that will make you laugh, cry and want to stand up and sing along, Kiki Deville has a voice almost as large as her assets. If you want to feel all the emotions in one night, this is the show for you.

An Evening with Louise Dearman | Fri 13 Jul, 7pm

Join British musical theatre actress Louise Dearman for a trip down memory lane, celebrating the artists who have inspired her throughout her career.

ICONIC – A Brief History of Drag | Fri 13 Jul, 9pm

A triple threat of heavenly vocals, theatrical swagger and razor-sharp wit, Velma Celli celebrates the most iconic drag moments of film, stage and popular culture direct from sell-out performances in Australia and across the UK. Join Velma and her vivacious band for an electrifying cabaret featuring the legendary music of Queen, Bowie, Boy George, Lady Gaga, Tina Turner and more.

Jodie and Joel | Sun 15 Jul, 2.30pm

We’re so excited to finally get to sing with each other after years of wanting to! We’ve come so close to playing opposite each other in shows.. so this will be the night we get to live that.. and we can’t wait to share the experience with all of YOU! It’s gonna be a right giggle involving numbers you’ll want to cry to, laugh to and sing along to. Of course we will whack in a few solos each for good measure too!

Kayleigh McKnight | Sun 15 Jul, 5pm

Grab yourself a G&T and join West End Actress Kayleigh McKnight for her debut cabaret performance at The Other Palace. Expect acoustic covers, face-melting belting, gin-induced chatter, as well as hits from some of Kayleigh’s past work, including the current West End hit Tina – The Tina Turner Musical.

Genevieve Nicole: My Gift to You | Sun 15 Jul, 7.30pm

An evening of cabaret and laughs with West End Star Genevieve Nicole.