Singer and Pianist at Queens of the Desert Cabaret in Manchester

Queens Of The Desert - A Queer Cabaret

Celebrating Manchester's Rich and Colourful LGBTQA+ Culture
August 2, 2023

To Bee Productions are bringing a unique and spectacular Queens of the Desert, a Queer Cabaret in collaboration with Sonata Piano & Cabaret Lounge to celebrate Manchester's rich and vibrant LGBTQA+ culture alongside Manchester Pride - through poetry, song and unique stories told by exciting, diverse and authentic artists.

The evening will consist of stories and interwoven songs as well as poetry performed by LGBTQA+ artists to compliment the Pride celebrations. Featuring emerging, established and breakthrough artists coming together to create a memorable evening of cabaret, passion, laughter and also adressing important topics - Queens of the Desert is a cabaret not TO BEE missed.

Queens of the Desert Performer

This unique 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. To Bee 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 creative sector.

Artists participate in masterclasses in Creative Writing and Acting Through Song, which are open to to the public to attend regardless of experience and background. So if you want to learn or develop your skills within storytelling through song, you should definetly come along on August 30.

A previous Cabaret Artist Development Scheme participant explains: "The experience was one I’ll never forget! It brought up 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."

Queens f the Desert Cabaret Poster

Queens of the Desert, a Queer Cabaret, will be hosted by Jas Nisic, a critically acclaimed cabaret artist and founder of To Bee Productions, who are a Queer-led production company telling stories through the art of cabaret. To Bee Productions have hosted sell-out events across Manchester and London including at Sonata Piano & Cabaret Lounge, the Fitzgerald, and the VAULT Festival. The company was also nominated for an OffFest award for Best Theatre at the 2022 Greater Manchester Fringe for their critically acclaimed cabaret.

Images: Ryan Morrison