Cabaret In The House

Hosted by Valerie Cutko

The historic Lauderdale House in Highgate will transform itself every Sunday afternoon for 6 weeks this Spring into a very special and atmospheric cabaret room, where the infamous actress and orange seller Nell Gwynne reputedly ‘entertained’ King Charles.

From 16 February to 23 March we will be welcoming stars from the West End (Jon Robyns, Michael Vinsen, Andrew Derbyshire, Shona White & Sandra Marvin) as well as X Factor contestants and leading ladies of the West End, Sabrina Aloeuche, Lauren Samuels, Jodie Jacobs and Tori Allen Martin.

Each afternoon is spent in the company of one of our headline acts plus a talented ‘up and coming’ performer for a couple of hours of ‘songs and chat’. At just £13 (£11 concessions) we believe we’re offering one of the best value cabarets of this kind in London, and if people book for 3 shows they get a fourth one free.


16 February to 23 March 2014

Highgate Hill, WaterlowPark, London N6 5HG
020 8348 8716


Summary of Season:

Sun 16 Feb – Jon Robyns (Avenue Q, Les Miserables, Spamalot) supported by Annie Kirkman

Our Spring season kicks off with Jon Robyns, who is known for his performances in the original casts of Avenue Q, Road Show and Les Miserables for whose 25th anniversary he also performed at London’s O2. Other credits include Spamalot in the West End and on tour, Miss Saigon UK tour and Rent in Frankfurt. Annie spent her summer performing at Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival and was recently Sofia in Days of Hope at Ye Olde Rose and Crown.
Sun 23 Feb  – Michael Vinsen (The Book of Mormon, Hairspray, We Will Rock You, Grease, Legally Blonde) supported by Madeleine McMahon

Michael Vinsen’s impressive West End credits include the original London cast of Hairspray, We Will Rock You, Grease, Legally Blonde and The Book of Mormon. He recently created the role of Peter in the London premiere of BARE – The Rock Musical at the Union Theatre, reprising his role at Greenwich Theatre.  Madeleine McMahon, just back from panto in Hereford, promises to take you on a musical journey through the songs that formed her love of music, including those of Nina Simone and Billie Holiday. 

Sun 2 Mar –  Andrew Derbyshire  (The Pop Idol, We Will Rock You, Thriller) supported by Lydia Marcazzo

Andrew’s appearances have included international touring, the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, BBC TV’s Children in Need plus he has his very own album! He first rose to the public eye as part of the inaugural The Pop Idol on ITV, where at the age of just 19 he was selected by musical director Mike Dixon to join the original cast of We Will Rock You. He understudied the leading role of Galileo – a part he would go on to play at over 100 performances.  Andrew most recently appeared in Thriller on the UK tour and in the West End. A recent graduate from Mountview Theatre School, Lydia appeared as Teresa in Days of Hope at Ye Olde Rose and Crown.

Sun 9 Mar – Rock Chicks (Sabrina Aloueche, Lauren Samuels, Jodie Jacobs and Tori Allen Martin) accompanied by Scott Morgan

Get ready to rock your socks off! Sabrina Aloueche, Lauren Samuels, Jodie Jacobs and Tori Allen Martin are four sassy ladies who have a plethora of West End, TV and recording credits between them.  They came together performing with the X Factor Tenors of Rock and promise an afternoon to remember, mixing up their favourite rock anthems and medleys and with a smattering of musical theatre classics

Sun 16 Mar – Shona White (Wicked, Mamma Mia, Rocky Horror Show, Merrily We Roll Along) support act Nathan Lodge

Shona returns to Lauderdale’s cabaret season 2 years after first performing here. She is a whizz in West End, having played Elphaba in Wicked, Sophie Sheridan and Lisa in Mamma Mia, Magenta/Usherette in the Rocky Horror Show and Miss Gordon in Merrily We Roll Along. Elsewhere, she has appeared alongside Elton John at the Royal Albert Hall and in concerts at Cardiff Castle and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee celebrations at Buckingham Palace. Nathan has been very busy since graduating from ItaliaContiAcademy last year, having performed at Indigo2 at London’s O2 and also at Guildford’s Fringe Festival

Sun 23 Mar – Sandra Marvin (Hairspray, Chicago, Gravity)

Sandra Marvin can be heard on the soundtrack of the recent blockbuster film Gravity and has appeared in concert at the Royal Albert Hall, the Pigalle Club and Ronnie Scott’s and as a guest singer Michael Ball on tour and in the UK. Her performance of Miss Motormouth Maybelle in Hairspray in the West End and on tour was critically acclaimed.  Most recently she appeared as Matron Mama Morton in the hit musical Chicago. Dario Cacioppo recently appeared as Buttons in Cinderella at the Courtyard Theatre Hereford. Previous credits include Billy/ Bud in Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens (Insideout/ Upstage Productions) and Sophia (Chris) in Scene of the Titans at the Edinburgh Fringe.