A night on the town wound down with a maudlin performance replete with twinkling piano keys in a swank cocktail bar was the right mix for a Saturday outing in Soho.
Kemey and I had a fun time this Saturday catching a performance by “ex-Las Vegas showgirl” Miss Hope Springs (as portrayed by drag artist and pianist Ty Jeffries) at the Crazy Coqs bar inside the art deco wonder world of Zédel near Piccadilly Circus.
Hope held camp court while slinging snide one-liners and recounting boozy memories of a misspent youth (and middle age) with impeccable timing, maintaning a comfortable (if mildly abusive) repartee with her audience. Songs were catchy, piano playing masterful, the lyrics bitchy and melancholic.
Service wasn’t the most attentive I’ve experience in London, but when I managed to flag somebody down servers were polite and
(I guess I should mention the place was packed, and it looked like it was a sold out performance).
Miss Hope’s show was one of many in the Live at Zedel series of performances. It’s worth seeing what’s doing there for your next night on the town. Find out more at brasseriezedel.com/live-at-zedel.
For more about Miss Hope Springs, go to misshopesprings.com.
Crazy Coqs is located inside Brazzerie Zédel at 20 Sherwood Street, W1F 7ED.