Jews. In their Own Words
Royal Court - 19th September - 22nd October
After over a decade I am back at the wonderful Royal Court Theatre in Jews - In Their Own Words. This is a fascinating examination of anti-semitism in the UK. The work has been 'written' by Jonathan Freedland but taken from 12 interviews with British Jews, some famous, some not. Myself and 6 other actors are interpreting these interviews and are weaving something rather special. It is informative, touching, funny, appalling and relevant. Oh and important.
It is on from 22nd September - Monday's at the Royal Court are still £10 for tickets - available on the day. Do come - I think it will be a brilliant evening.
Serpent Queen arrives on September 11th on StarzPlay on Amazon
Last year I was out in France shooting a few episodes of this historical epic. The Serpent Queen tells the story of Catherine de Medici who became Queen of France in 1547. Its a lavish affair and features a fine cast of actors including Samantha Morton, Charles Dance, Lee Ingleby, Ray Pathaki, and many many more. The whole experience was a joy. There are 8 episodes so if you decided to add Starz Play on Amazon for a FREE trial you could binge the series in a week. Otherwise its £5.99 for a month. It all starts SEPTEMBER 11th.
Beige is Coming to America
Cabaret dates in Los Angeles & New York
Lenny Beige - One Man & His Talent
Mr Lenny Beige is finally making his LA debut.
It has taken nearly three decades but Lenny is heading to Feinstein's at Vitello's in LA on Thursday 23rd June and then 53 Above in New York on Tuesday 28th June.
For nearly 3 decades Lenny has been a regular fixture on the London cabaret scene. With 2 BBC TV series, a Channel 4 show and countless other appearances to his name this genuine all-round entertainer is packing his tux, his talent and his toupée and heading over the water to entertain his American friends with a mix of songs, comedy, stories, and improvised chat.
This unique entertainer is equally at home paying homage to his Jewish heritage with old school one liners, singing the songs of Tom Waits or Jacques Brel or performing his own wryly comic songs too. Come and see the man that has lit up London’s nightlife for over a quarter of a century.
Tickets are from $30 for both shows.
The LA show has VIP / booth seating options.
For tickets the links are :
The Voices Project 2
Last year, in an effort to learn how to use Logic Pro X I embarked on writing and producing a series of ambient tracks using various voices as my inspiration. So there was Richard Burton talking about alcoholism, there was a very swearing Ben Kingsley as Don Logan in Sexy Beast and there was a gloriously shouty Brian Blessed.
I knew I would do another and so I began to write and produce tracks at the end of last year and the beginning of 2022. This time round the voices include Nina Simone being very forthright and honest, John Lydon talking about Saville in about 1978, Bruce Lee being his beautiful Zen self, Quentin Crisp on his extraordinary life and a track made up of the Kilroy Silk intros from his BBC show in the 90s. Plus many more.
As before the album is up on Bandcamp, alongside the first one, and is free to listen to or you can purchase and download it from £8. A lot of work went into it and I really hope you enjoy it.
Lenny Beige YouTube Channel
During Lockdown, Lenny Beige was very busy presenting twice weekly shows which started life as a mixture of songs, gags and shout-outs to the viewers. By week 5 it was decided to make the Tuesday shows an interview-based format with a few songs, with the Friday night shows continuing as they had before. They started life being filmed on the phone streaming to Facebook Live and Instagram (when technology would allow) but we upgraded to a Mevo camera which is a dedicated streaming camera that acts like a TV gallery where you can cut from a wide to a close up shot and pan across the frame too. The Beige Family very kindly contributed their own money to buy this piece of kit to increase their viewing pleasure
The end result is a new YouTube Channel with content from some of thiose shows but with a whole load more vintage footage. There are classic TV appearances and interviews PLUS in the coming weeks the now salvaged BBC series Lenny Beige's Variety Pack.
After Lenny began his Twitch.TV journey in November 2020 hoisting shows, quizzes and allowing the likes of Queenie, Lyn and The Mayor to sit in for him, Steve decided to start streaming as himself.
The shows have become a very warm platform for the community of viewers (the Furious - The Furst & The Furious - geddit?!?) to share clips and videos. Through the Discord channel people leave their suggestions for the regular items; The Furst Fantasy Festival, The Museum of Detritus, Curiosity Corner.
The shows are most days of the week - evenings and sometimes lunchtimes too.
Come and have a visit :