Meet the cast of Cabaret Supper Club
How old are you?
How long have you been doing cabaret?
I’ve been doing cabaret as a form since I was a drama undergrad in 2003, so, a very long time now.
What made you try it?
It was out of necessity. It’s popular form and instantly transferable nature made it the perfect mode to be critical and cheeky and political but also have the craic with the audience.
What do you do when you’re not doing cabaret?
I am an actor, director, singer and voice teacher when I’m not on stage in cabaret or directing the fabulous people in our cast here.
How did you feel the first time you tried cabaret?
It felt very comfortable. It was the first time I’d engaged in an art from that required all my skills at once. It keeps you on your toes and requires precision but also flexibility.
What about the first time you performed on stage?
The first time I performed on stage I was 6 and playing Joseph in the Nativity and I remember wondering why everyone else was nervous.
What’s the secret to being a good cabaret artist?
For me, it’s about negotiating the present through old school forms and rehearsing very hard.
What should people know before trying cabaret?
That it’s a lot of hard work. just coz you can sing a song at karaoke and tell a joke at a wedding doesn’t mean that you can do cabaret. However, if you’re willing to put in the graft and take the plunge then all are welcome.
Tell us about your current routine or new routines you’re working on
I’m always up to something – you couldn’t watch me.