Watermans’ Friday Nights Live: line-up of music, comedy and cabaret

Watermans arts centre is ‘thrilled’ to be reopening for live performances, with the first in a new series of Friday Nights Live shows starting this Friday (25 June).

‘This popular and eclectic programme of music, comedy and cabaret means that once again there’s something local to brighten Friday nights in West London’, said Watermans’ spokeswoman Erica Weston.

Watermans’ cinema and new media art gallery are open too, as well The Guru Tandoori Kitchen, so you can have a meal and make a night of it. Covid precautions – socially distanced seating, enhanced cleaning and compulsory face coverings – will be in place.

Customers have already commented on how well Watermans has managed its socially distanced cinema.

‘They’ve definitely got the Covid safety measures nailed at Waterman’s and the staff are all so helpful and friendly’ posted one supporter.

The line-up for the Friday night cabaret is as follows:

Image above: La Voix promotional art

La Voix: ‘the return of the UK’s funniest redhead’

Fri 25 June, 7.00pm & 9.00pm. Tickets £15/14

‘Global Superstar La Voix has packed it by the case load and is heading back to Brentford with her incredible musicians for an unforgettable evening! Expect side splitting comedy, huge vocals, mesmerising impressions of the world’s biggest divas and buckets full of energy.’

“La Voix’s impersonations are surpassed only by her own cheekily entertaining personality. A genuine one-off!”, said Sir Ian McKellen.

Images above: Gypsy Hill

Gypsy Hill

Friday 2 July, 8.00pm. Tickets £15/£14

‘Featuring guitars, horns, tuba, a scratch DJ and a mix of live and electronic beats, Gypsy Hill effortlessly blend the traditional with a uniquely modern sound – an intoxicating mix of Balkan brass, Mediterranean surf-rock, ska and swing.’

The Scottish Herald gave their performance five stars.

Images above: Shazia Mirza

Shazia Mirza: Coconut

Friday 9 July, 8pm. Tickets £15/£14

‘Following the success of her critically acclaimed shows With Love From St. Tropez and The Kardashians Made Me Do It, award-winning stand-up comedian and writer Shazia Mirza takes on the burning (and infectious) issues of our time in her latest show.’

“Shazia Mirza is provoking laughter and large intakes of breath once again … brave and urgent.”

The Telegraph gave the performance five stars.

Images above: Marcel Lucont, Cabaret performer Lili La Scala

Marcel Lucont’s Cabaret Fantasique

Friday 16 July, 8pm. Tickets £15/£14

‘Marcel Lucont, France’s finest flaneur, returns to Watermans with his international hit show for one night only. The star of Comedy Central At The Comedy Store, Sky Atlantic’s Set List and The John Bishop Show, Marcel will be regaling Brentford with new bawdy poems and soaring miserabilist chansons, and joined by the enchanting cabaret songstress Lili La Scala and other special guests to be announced.’

“Excellently dry” said The Times.

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