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Outdoor Cabaret Show & Dance Workshops
Mr Wippy is a mobile piece of outdoor cabaret based in an antique ice cream van. The styling is reminiscent of 1940’s American ‘Cheesecake’ art and the saucy seaside postcard art of pre-war Britain, tailored to suit family audiences. The theme of the outdoor cabaret who is ice cream and it is 15mins long. The characters are Mr. Wippy the compère and crooner, Knickerbocker Glory (AKA Strawberry Sauce) the leading lady and The Conettes-the two backing singers, all sing and dance familiar Hollywood musical numbers with rewritten lyrics.
The idea behind the outdoor cabaret show is to take the exclusive and elusive world of cabaret out from the confines of the night club and into the open, daylight air, making the art form accessible to a much wider audience. Using an ice cream van as a backdrop (and as transport), a portable sprung dance floor and their own sound system, these performers will create a beautiful spectacle anywhere they go. The combination of cabaret and ice cream is irresistible.
The performers love the American ‘cheesecake’ styling for its sharpness, colour, and happy sauciness which today is not inappropriate for family audiences. They also enjoy the reference to the British beach holiday of the 40’s and 50’s and hope to bring a beach holiday atmosphere wherever they perform. They have performed their outdoor cabaret show for the St George’s Day Festival, in the “We Love Marlborough” Festival, The Mouth of the Tyne Festival and in Swindon and York at the Designer Outlets.
Between cabaret shows the cast offer short dance workshops to members of the audience, all ages will be welcome.
Standard Length of Performance:
3 x 15 minute cabaret shows
3 x 10 minute dance workshops per day
with 4 performers – Mr Wippy, Knickerbocker Glory, 2 Conettes and one crew member.
★ Musical theatre based in an antique ice cream van
★ Performers will create a beautiful spectacle anywhere they go.
★ The combination of cabaret and ice cream is irresistible
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Here’s what Mr Wippy Outdoor Cabaret Show’s clients said:
“You were all very good and impressed the crowd. The event went very well and you all played a part in that success.”
“Thank you for all your hard work on our recent Christmas shoot, we had an awful lot to shoot in a short space of time only made possible by your hard work and professionalism”
Mr Wippy Outdoor Cabaret Show ‘s characters include:
Compère, crooner, schmoozer, a bit Dick Tracy, Jonny Fedora. He has a twinkle in his eye and his teeth have that crystal shine. He looks great in mauve. He sings, dances (tap and soft shoe shuffle and possibly a little break dancing) and charms the crowd. Very sharp and a bit cartoon.
Our leading lady, a little bit Carmen Miranda, Ginger Rogers and Esther Williams, she enters as Strawberry Sauce and evolves into Knickerbocker Glory. This archetypal story of girl next door growing up into diva she tells using song, fan dancing and tap. She is definitely quite a gal!
Our lovely backing singers and chorus line bring that happy, cheerful, slightly unaware sauciness that was the way thing were in the 40’s. Youll love them for it! They are perfectly pitched for audiences of all ages being offensive to no-one and fun for everyone. They sing, dance and twirl their brollies like no-one else can.
Mr Wippy Show – Musical Theatre Show’s technical requirements:
Mr Wippy Van
1 x 13 amp power for sound system, (although a generator can be supplied
upon request) a 16’ wide by 18’ deep flat, hard and dry area plus room
for the audience with vehicle access plus parking for one other car.
Mr Wippy Outdoor Cabaret Show’s previous clients:
Bristol International Airport
MacArthur Glen Shopping Centres
Alton Towers Northern Leisure
UK St Johns College
Kiss FM radio
Levis Virgin Trains
Walt Disney Corporation
Nortel Whitbread Hotels
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