Olivier Award winner (and she isn’t afraid to mention it) Cassidy Janson presents a weekly three hour, cabaret brunch, at Soho’s swanky Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club.
Two forty-five minute sets (split between Cassidy and a different special guest each week) plus a two course brunch and two cocktails for £55.
Cassidy (currently starring in ‘& Juliet‘ at the Shaftesbury Theatre and previously Carole King in ‘Beautiful the Musical‘) is a natural born entertainer and at ease with making cabaret conversation with the audience as they dine. The show is made up of a selection of musical theatre and jazz classics with something to please everyone.
Last week’s special guest was the brilliant Alice Fearn (currently playing Beverley Bass in the London production of ‘Come From Away‘ and previously Elphaba in Wicked) who treated the audience to a number of musical theatre songs, rearranged with a jazz inspired twist. There were three songs from Wicked, including a duet with Cassidy on ‘For Good’, a song they are both familiar with singing as Cassidy understudied the role of Elphaba in the original London cast of Wicked.
The food was glorious. I had a fruit salad to start and then a delicious eggs Benedict, along with two mimosas, all of which set me up for the rest of my Saturday!
Upcoming guests include Aimie Atkinson and Louise Dearman but due to new Tier 3 restrictions in London, when the next show will be is unknown. However, when we are released from our homes and allowed to go out again, this is a thoroughly enjoyable Saturday brunch time.
Reviewed by West End Wilma