Finally! It's that time we've all been waiting for. As August nears its end, the only thing on everyone's mind is the sweet, sweet freedom of a three-day weekend. Whether you've been working hard or barely working, an extra day off is always a cause for celebration, so how can you make sure the extra time is put to good use?
Well, luckily The Warren on the Beach festival has packed in plenty of fantastic comedy, cabaret, and theatre productions to keep you busy this weekend. With temperatures of over 20 degrees predicted, make the most of the warmth by popping in to enjoy our sun-drenched beach bars, food stalls, and plenty of excellent live performances.
Do The Thing: The Made Up Musical
Monday 30 August I 3:30 PM
Following three successive years of sell-out shows, this talented three-piece have earned their reputation as “one of the best musical improv troupes on the circuit" (The Reviews Hub), creating a wonderfully spontaneous musical performance guaranteed to keep you laughing throughout.
The chaotic improvisation always seems on the verge of collapse, yet simultaneously smooth and well-refined, producing colorful characters and catchy tunes at the drop of a hat. With the audience dictating every detail of this made-up masterpiece, you’re sure to experience a completely unique production. Do the Thing: The Made Up Musical is once again selling out fast, so don't miss it
Bad Luck Cabaret
Monday 30 August | 7 PM
Laurie Black's dark and dangerous variety show is the black sheep of the cabaret family. Abandoning fake smiles and smarmy optimism, Bad Luck offers forth a cauldron of gritty live music and alternative culture, yet still includes the diversity of talented performers found in traditional variety shows.
Our host performs wrapped in the stark blacks & yellows of hazard tape, and it's not hard to see why.
Expect drinking games, bad language, and bad attitudes in Laurie Black's beautifully twisted take on cabaret. "Remarkable" ★★★★★ - Hi Fi Way | ★★★★★ - Weekend Notes
Miss Kiddy and the Cads
Monday 30 August | 5:15 PM
Turn back the clocks to a time of style and sass this bank holiday weekend! The virtuosic five-piece Miss Kiddy and The Cads will be performing all the best pop hits (from Bowie to Beyonce) with a jazzy vintage twist. Now including the stunning tap-dancer 'Lil Missy'.
Their swinging beats and toe-tapping finesse have been performed all over the world, selling out out at Leicester Square Theatre, Soho, and Crazy Coq's. Expect show-stopping vocals, a sensational band, stunning costumes, and the glamour of vintage Hollywood all wrapped up in a raucous stomp!
Sunday 29 August | 7 PM
The "Spice Girls of improv" return in their five-star, sell-out, totally improvised musical comedy Notflix. Relying on audience suggestions, the talented all-female cast creates musical adaptations of classic films on the spot, supported by a full live band. The result is a chaotic, hilarious, and totally unpredictable performance that "might very well be the best show you see this year, the year after that and hopefully forever (★★★★★ - Broadway Baby).
Notflix was nominated for the Broadway World Best Comedy Award and has been performed on Sky TV, STV, and BBC 5 Live. This "little piece of theatrical genius" (★★★★★ - North West End) is already selling fast, so don's miss your chance to see these comedy queens in action.
Friday 27 5:15 PM | Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 August 7 PM
Join magnificent magicians Kane & Able for a torrent of fast-paced tricks and deceptions. Either the twin brothers have a telepathic link that's passed beyond the realms of scientific understanding, or they're just very good at pretending they do.
This fantastically funny magic show will stun, delight, and amuse throughout. Their on-stage chemistry is worth the ticket price alone, while then mind-bending magic won't fail to shock and amaze.
"Both shine individually as magicians and comedians" (★★★★ - Broadway Baby)
"The magic is good, the patter is funny, the boys are great, but the show goes too quick!" (★★★★ - GLAM Adelaide
The Late Show
Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday | 8:45 & 10:30 PM
For the final weekend of The Warren on the Beach, the festival's infamous weekly comedy night ends with a seriously impressive line-up of top UK comics. The MC, Dave Fensom, is rolling out all the big names in this year's grand finale, including the likes of Paul Sinha (★★★★★ - EdFestMag), Laura Lexx (Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo), and Olaf Falafel (two-time winner of Funniest Joke Of The Edinburgh Fringe).
Read our recent article about this week's late show here.
Remember, the site is free to enter, so you're welcome to stop by for an afternoon drink even if none of the shows take your fancy.