So.. last months Mat Ricardo's London Varieties was a sell-out, and fun from top to bottom. I even nailed the trick that I had set myself the challenge of learning. I ended up at home in the early hours with bagels and cheesecake from the all-night bagel place on Brick Lane, exhausted but with a daffy grin on my face. If you came - thanks so much.
Thanks to everyone who helped make it happen - especially Frisky & Mannish, Arron Sparks, Luke Jermay, and of course the delightful Graham Linehan. Big props also to Team Ricardo - that's Kirsty at Soundswilde who does amazing work producing the podcast and teching the live show, and also of course Rhian and ReeRee.
Thanks to the great people at the British Comedy Guide, the podcast is now up and available to download here. If you like it, please go to iTunes and leave a positive review - it only takes a few seconds but it makes a massive difference.
And of course, if you liked the podcast, you're going to want to come and see the live show. Talking of which...
Mat Ricardo's London Varieties April 12th show
THE BOY WITH TAPE ON HIS FACE
One of the world's most successful, hilarious and astonishing silent performers, The Boy, has - in a few short years - gone from street performing to fringe acclaim and on to a performance on the Royal Variety Show.
One of the most in-demand cabaret acts in the country, we're thrilled to welcome him to the London Varieties.
MORGAN AND WEST
Fresh from hit runs at the Edinburgh fringe and the Adalaide Cabaret festival, Morgan & West - the time travelling magicians - are on a hot streak. Last year they also became part of the select group of magicians who appeared on "Fool Us with Penn & Teller" and - yes - fooled them!
The critically acclaimed illusionist is going to bring something very special to the varieties.
He'll be performing his celebrated Shadowgraphy act. A recreation of a captivating and almost-lost artform.
AND IN PERFORMANCE AND IN CONVERSATION...
The entertainers entertainer!
The man who puts the lady in Palladium!
The king of light entertainment!
Lenny will be rocking the room with some hits and then sitting down with me for a chat about a lifetime spent delivering premium quality, jewel-encrusted, high-kicking entertainment.
But that's not all..
There will be more archive footage
See you on the 12th of April
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm, Tickets just £10