A cutesy space atop the heralded Brunel Museum, this rooftop garden is an intimate and charming space to take in the night lights of the city. Adept with seating and catching the summer and winter sun just right, the Brunel Museum Rooftop Garden is not only primed for warm afternoons and eveningsin…
“Who says Christmas has to be just for the children? It’s time to get your own stockings out.”
Tired of the usual Christmas party packages? Time for something a little different! Midnight Apothecary presents botanical campfire cocktails in our festively lit enchanted secret garden with toasted marshmallows, deluxe hot rum toddies and giant flares, accompanied by cheeky cabaret and Christmas sauce down our very own Victorian underground tunnel shaft. Deliciously sizzling and seasonal street food from PiccalilliCaff will be available to keep your cockles even warmer. Entertainment is provided by doyenne of the London cabaret scene Tricity Vogue and her special guests who will entertain you with lashings of festive sauce, including cheeky original cabaret numbers, drinking songs, plenty of costume changes and the chance for a huge Christmas singalong.
The campfire in our festively lit enchanted roof garden will be roaring as usual to keep those cockles warmed and your complimentary marshmallows toasted. The deluxe hot rum toddy stand will ensure your blood is pumping and your festive singing voice warmed up. Then descend the brand new grand staircase into Brunel's candle-lit underground Grand Entrance Hall, described as one of the most exciting new performance spaces and cultural attractions in London today for a very special CHRISTMAS SINGALONGA knees up.
There'll be three deliciously saucy bite-size chunks of cabaret during the night, each one different, and each one including a raucous singalong to warm your cockles. Because everybody needs their cockles warming down a shaft at Christmas. Guests are invited to bring their cocktails up into the garden, their hot rum toddies into the underground chamber, their street food into both - we really are very relaxed. Ms Vogue and her special guest that evening will perform at regular intervals giving you time to sample our delights above and below ground. These promise to be magical Christmas nights filled with festive mirth, merriment and marshmallows. But hurry. Tickets are going to sell out like hot mince pies! Oh and please dress warmly - we can warm your cockles with a hot toddy or two but it gets blimmen' chilly down our shaft!
MIDNIGHT APOTHECARY CHRISTMAS PARTIES DOWN THE SHAFT
Thursday 6th December - Midnight Apothecary with Tricity Vogue & Victoria Falconer
Friday 7th December - Midnight Apothecary with Tricity Vogue & Tom Carradine
Saturday 8th December - Midnight Apothecary with Tricity Vogue & Victoria Falconer
Thursday 13th December - Midnight Apothecary with Tricity Vogue & Pete Saunders (formerly of Dexy's Midnight Runners!)
Friday 14th December - Midnight Apothecary with Tricity Vogue & Vanity Von Glow
Christmas packages are available to take the hassle out of party bookings. Tickets cost £35 and include entry to the tunnel shaft and roof garden, two delicious seasonal cocktails. street food, toasted marshmallows, cabaret and singalong all thrown in. Groups of ten can book in advance at the bargain price of £320. Vegetarian and non-alcoholic alternatives are available so everyone is catered for. Tokens will be handed to each guest on arrival to trade in for cocktails and scrumptious food.
Ms Vogue has been a sparkling light on the cabaret scene for over a decade, charming audiences across the country with her trademark wit, quirk and sauce.
‘Cabaret to run down side streets for. Just get there early.’ Time Out London Critics’ Choice
'Celebrated London cabaret singer Tricity Vogue loves performing, and it shows. The big red smile on her face is contagious from the start.' **** Broadway Baby
'Tricity Vogue - she of the twinkly eye, swoonsome voice and cheeky ukulele' Time Out London Critics’ Choice
'A storming slice of cabaret.' **** ThreeWeeks
'Anyone else a massive fan of the divine Miss Vogue and her ukulele? Thought so.' Time Out London Critics’ Choice
Victoria Falconer burst on to the international fringe scene as her accordion-wielding, half-moustachioed alter ego Victor Victoria of cult musical comedy duo EastEnd Cabaret (named one of Time Out London's Top 10 Cabaret Acts), her most recent project is the feminist firebrand trio Fringe Wives Club. Their debut show Glittery Clittery has received critical acclaim across the UK and Australia. She was named on Time Out & Hospital Club's h100 list in 2014 as one of the top 100 influential and innovative artists working in the UK creative industries.
Tom Carradine, already a fixture on the UK's thriving vintage scene brings with him a bit of a cult following with his dapper chappie cockney-sing-a-long on the 'ol Joanna. He'll be accompanying Ms Vogue and presenting an evening of timeless Christmas songs. Let your host lead you in a traditional cockney sing-a-long with songs from the music hall era, WWI and II, the West End stage and traditional popular songs from across the decades. A good old-fashioned Christmas knees-up!
'Carradine’s Cockney Sing-a-long is a deceptively simple, winning formula, brilliantly executed. A terrific night out.' Cabaret Scenes
'Tom Carradine really gets the atmosphere going. As well as an accomplished musician, Carradine is a good showman with a charming personality. The audience clearly love what he does.' www.capitalcabaretsandshowsscene.
'Musical Director and Pianist Tom Carradine is a talented dapper chappie. Versatility is his name and he compliments the 1920s and 30s era with his musical prowess, adapting from suave sophistication to the very jaunty Cockney Sing-a-Long! Three cheers for Mr Carradine, the Music Hall and Cabaret artist aficionado.' Art Deco Traveller - A Guide to Britain
Pete Saunders plays piano and sings. Working a rich vein of blues jazz and standards he has a deep gritty unaffected voice and a rythmic piano style. It's an area inhabited by Tom Waits and Doctor John with his own unique take on songs that vary from jazz and swing standards to New Orleans blues. He can go from chilling ballads to groovy funky numbers that get people up and dancing. He started his career playing Hammond Organ for Dexy's Midnight Runners on their first album and worked with various bands from the Damned to Carmel during the 80's.
Vanity Von Glow has worked nationwide and abroad for seven years in cabaret, theatre and on television and is a British drag act at the top of her game. She has hosted events for the British Army, performed on stage with celebrities including Lily Allen and Sophie Ellis Bextor, and appeared on TV with Adele.
'A live singing, piano playing tour de force' Pride in London
Photos copyrighted to James Millar (Tricity Vogue)
EARLY BIRD Individual Christmas Package, Midnight Apothecary Christmas Party Down The Shaft
Entry for one adult over 18 to roof garden and Brunel's underground Grand Entrance Hall, 2 cocktails, streetfood, complimentary toasted marshmallows, all entertainment
|18:00 - 22:00||£35.00|
EARLY BIRD Group Booking for 10 Midnight Apothecary Christmas Party Down The Shaft
Entry for 10 people to roof garden and Brunel's underground Grand Entrance Hall, 2 cocktails each, streetfood included, complimentary toasted marshmallows, all entertainment.
|18:00 - 22:00||£320.00|
Individual Christmas Entry Only
Entry for one adult over 18 to roof garden and Brunel' underground Grand Entrance Hall, complimentary toasted marshmallows and all entertainment
|18:00 - 22:00||£10.00|
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