In Autumn of 2016 my Edinburgh Fringe producer, the highly respected Scottish cabaret performer and producer Frodo Allan (aka Rufus T) invited me to set up the London branch of his Glasgow-based free monthly cabaret variety show Not So Secret Society. The venue was preset as being Artworks UK, right next to Elephant & Castle Station
This led to my setting up a trial night on 30th January using the same model as Not So Secret Soc, and it was to be called (cunningly) Not So Secret Society London! I booked a great bill of strong acts from all different genres, headlined by one of my favourite comics, the wonderful Elf Lyons.
The night was completely packed out, every act performed to the top of their game, resulting in one of the best nights of live entertainment London has ever witnessed! Some highlights of which can be viewed here
Following the success of our trial night, Not So Secret Society London was confirmed as a monthly event for the foreseeable future, to run the last Friday of each month where possible. Our second night featured another solid lineup including Comedy, Magic, Music, Burlesque, Clowning and Cabaret, and the highlight reel is on this link. Highlight reels for each subsequent month can also be found on my Youtube Channel, featuring performances from Paul Kerensa, Kate Smurthwaite, Peter Buckley-Hill, Brian Damage, Oliver Meech and many more great names.
Not So Secret Society London promises a great lineup every month, free entry, a cheap bar and happy memories for all.
Details of our next event starring Brendon Burns can be found here, and future performances will feature the likes of Abandoman, Jollyboat, Juliette Burton, Ivor Dembina, Frank Sanazi and Muriel.
Future dates to keep a note of are 2 June, 30 June and 28 July before taking a month off for Edinburgh then 29 Sept, 27 Oct, 24 Nov and 29 Dec. Please ‘Like’ our Official Facebook Page and come down to support one of our nights soon. We’ve got some superb performers coming up for you.
Enjoy a final picture of our mascot, Hurt The Elephant