Each year, top insurance firm Canopius host an event in the heart of London for their brokers and this year Matchbox Music were resposible for the entertainment. The night was themed around the popular musical Chicago, and it was decided that the entertertainment was to be from some of London's best West Enders. With a cast of four girls and two boys, all fresh out of the West End, and a fabulous 7 piece band - Whitby St. Cabaret were booked to be the evenings entertainment. We chose to stage the event at the Lounge Lover in Shoreditch, with its award winning decor it set the theme of the event perfectly.
After a busy week of rehearsals, Whitby St. Cabaret performed three 20 minute shows put together especially for this event, each consisting of songs from famous musicals. The first performance was Chicago, which ended with a number of the male guests getting led onto the stage by the girls in Cell Block Tango - much to their pleasure! A costume change led into the next show, which was a selection of songs from the Christina Aguilera film, Burlesque. Finally, the night was drawn to a close by a beautiful compilation of songs from Moulin Rouge, which included an opportunity for the guests to join in with the Can Can!
Photography by Nick Kent (www.nickkentphotography.co.uk).