Too Darn Hot
a musical revue by Angus Jacobs, 28 September-2 October 2010

Building on success of 2008s Red Hot & Black we thought it was time to put on another cabaret. Too Darn Hot takes its inspiration from the black and white movies of the late 50s and early 60s.

Throw together girls in torpedo bras and 'wiggle' skirts, add guys in skinny suits, plus an evocative score, and you get an exciting musical revue. Filled with songs from the period, some well-known film and musical scores and a smattering of modern pop, Too Darn Hot has that original 'edge’.

Follow the journey of naive Anna who, on hearing that a new movie will premiere in her home city, is determined to meet the director. Along the way she encounters a dazzling array of people and hears about their stories of romance, betrayal, desire and mystery. These encounters are told through song and dance, with choreography inspired by Bob Fosse. This vibrant and exciting show promises to get your toes tapping, and you may even find yourself singing along!

For two nights only (1 Oct 10pm, 2 Oct 7.30pmt) the cabaret will feature those deliciously naughty showgirls - The Dolly Mixtures! To top it off you'll also get a free glass of fizz and a late bar!

I look forward to seeing you there

Angus Jacobs

Creative Director

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Photo: © Nick Chronnell

Video Teaser
In anticipation of Too Darn Hot, watch the video clip below for a taste of Red Hot and Black!

Cast List


Narrator - Rob Dorey
Anna - Sofia Ferriera
Guido - Georg Tormann
Therese - Samantha Carrie Smith
Carlo - Matt Morden
Maria - Katie Waller
Dan - Lewis Simington
Paola - Emma Butler
Bepe - James Franey
‘Ma - Lene’ - Anne-Marie Leigh
Bert ‘the barman’ - Philip Deppeler
Vera ‘the waitress’ - Rebecca Weymouth

Cabaret Singer:

Lauren Mole

Female Dancers:

LisaMaree David
Ildy Minardi
Vaughan Alicia Watts
Becky Chisholm
Amy Hastie
Karen Lister
Lisa Kelly

Male Dancers:

David Meany
Alpho Johnson
Tim Garrad
Angus Jacobs

Artistic Director: Angus Jacobs
Producer: Angharad Davies
Choreographer: Gayle Rogers
Acting Coach: Anne-Marie Leigh
Vocal Coach: Liz Flint

Too Darn Hot, conceived by Angus Jacobs with input from Pedro Hume-Rodriguez and Anne-Marie Leigh
The Bridewell Theatre
Bride Lane, Fleet Street
London, EC4Y 8EQ

28 September-2 October 2010 at  7.30pm
Fri 1 October also at 10pm
Matinée on Sat 2 October at 3pm

Tickets: £15 (concessions £12.50) unless otherwise stated

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The Dolly Mixtures, 1 Oct 10pm, 2 Oct 7.30pm
Tickets £20 (concessions £15).
Ticket includes free drink, playbill and a late bar. These performances will include nudity.

Charity Night, 28 Sept
50% of proceeds donated to Half Moon Young People’s Theatre, Sedos Charity of the Year.

Concession: Sedos members, children, students with valid identification, registered disabled and registered unemployed unless otherwise stated, for example Gala Nights. Cash only on the door.

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