The definition of Cabaret is a form of entertainment featuring music, song, dance, recitation or drama. It is mainly distinguished by the performance venue (also called a cabaret), such as in a restaurant, pub or nightclub with a stage for performances. The entertainment is often (but not always) oriented towards adult audiences, and can include singers and dancers or burlesque entertainers, intended to cause laughter by caricaturing the manner or spirit of serious works, or by ludicrous treatment of their subjects.
Glastonbury Cabaret, the largest venue in T&C, boasts around thirty non-stop acts each festival day, spanning all of the above. The entertainment will mostly be orientated towards an adult audience and indeed aims to extol laughter!
A nightclub scenario, introduced by the finest MC’s, notably Arthur Smith, featuring some of the finest stand-ups currently on tour; Jimeoin, Doc Brown, Tiffany Stevenson, Matt Richardson, Shappie Khorsandi, Tom Stade, Josh Widdicome, Alistair Barrie, Lee Nelson, Nathan Caton, Andrew Maxwell, Eleanor Teriman, Matt Kirshen, Joey Page with more to be announced.
Dr. John Cooper Clarke is back, with support from Luke Wright and Mike Garry.
Variety comes in many forms, to suit the discerning audience from The Policy Unit featuring Marcus Brigstocke and Phill Jupitus, Jeremy Hardy, to the singing magnificence of Jess Robinson, and contemporary classical African compositions from Juwon Ogungbe played out on the baby grand piano.
Burlesque is also on the menu with The Lounge Kittens, Les Ooh La Las Can Can dancers, Frank Sananzi and Steve Rawlings.
Some people call it The Comedy Tent, and some call it Glastonbury’s Best Kept Secret. Grab a cup of coffee or hot chocolate from the Super Deluxe Coffee Company when you arrive, find your spot in Cabaret and get comfortable for some of the most amazing and eclectic comedic entertainment on site. We look forward to welcoming you!
Tune into Worthy FM, 87.7fm and listen to interviews from the stars, who are ready to entertain you.