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Rocky’s Shop of Horrors, a Spooky Cabaret

25 October @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

£5 – £10

To Bee Productions are bringing the spooky and spectacular Rocky’s Shop of Horrors Cabaret to Sonata Piano & Cabaret Lounge. This cabaret fuses storytelling, drag, music and poetry, with authentic stories told by diverse and talented artists, with a ghostly halloween twist.
The evening will consist of stories with interwoven songs, as well as drag, poetry and a sprinkle of Burlesque. The aim of the evening is to provide a platform for underrepresented artists and provide tantalising and haunting entertainment. The night will feature music across all genres including musical theatre, jazz and pop classics. If that isn’t enough, you will experience spellbinding spoken word, as well as otherworldly original music. This cabaret is a rollercoaster of emotions, jam packed with fun, laughter and emotional connection.
The event is a showcase of the Cabaret Artist Development Scheme curated by To Bee Productions in collaboration with Sonata Piano & Cabaret Lounge where performers have worked with industry leading and North West based creatives to devise a short cabaret set. We aim to create a platform and network for early-career artists, offering accessible training in order to break barriers to the performing arts; particularly for those who are underrepresented and feel excluded from mainstream paths into the arts.

“The experience was one I’ll never forget! It brought my confidence up so much that I’d lost over the years. Within four weeks I felt so comfortable, it truly was a night I’ll always remember” – Previous Artist
Rocky’s Shop of Horror, a Spooky Cabaret, will be hosted by Jas Nisic, a critically acclaimed cabaret artist and founder of To Bee Productions, a multi-award nominated and critically acclaimed Queer-led production company who tell stories through the art of cabaret. To Bee Productions have hosted sell-out events across North West and London including Sonata Piano & Cabaret Lounge, the Fitzgerald, and the VAULT Festival. We have been nominated for Best LGBTQA+ Production and nominated for an OffFest award for Best Theatre for two consecutive years at the 2022 and 2023 Greater Manchester Fringe for their critically acclaimed cabarets; as well as being supported by the Superbia Queer Arts Fund by Manchester Pride.


25 October
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
£5 – £10


Sonata Piano & Cabaret Lounge
3 St Ann's Alley
Manchester, M2 6AJ Manchester
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