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March 4, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Non-fiction

Murray’s Cabaret Club: Discovering Soho’s Secret

Benjamin Levy
Ben Levy and Murrays Cabaret Club cover


Epping Library, St John’s Road
Epping, CM16 5DN
£5 concessions (27 years and under)

Box Office:

Mercury Theatre
01206 573948

Today, 16-18 Beak Street is a burger bar, but don’t let the muddy grey of the whitewashed oak walls deceive you. This building was once filled with dancing showgirls from all over the UK, including Essex, in glitzy costumes, performing to over 100 people a night. Murray’s Cabaret Club forged fantasies for deadened aristocrats, served dishes of dreams to Arab businessmen, and provided refuge for hounded celebrities.

Benjamin will talk about the tales of the dancers both before and after their time at the club.

Murrays Cabaret Club book cover

About the Author

Benjamin Levy is a former curatorial assistant in the V&A’s Theatre & Performance Department. In that capacity, he helped mount a variety of exhibitions, including You Say You Want a Revolution? and Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains, which sold in the hundreds of thousands and has toured the world. He independently created his own exhibitions, one of which was on Murray s Cabaret Club, which sold out and for which he has appeared in the media and on the lecture circuit.

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Epping Library
St John’s Road
Epping, CM16 5DN
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