Show Off! News

Show Off! is back - and has a new mailing list!

On 3 February 2023, live Show Off! nights resumed after a long hiatus, at The Square Pig. Sarah Lark hosted, with MD James Beal at the piano. Many long-time members of the Show Off! family came along, along with several first-timers, and it was a particularly fun night. Below is a photo of James and Sarah at the interval.

Show Off! will return to The Square Pig on Friday 24 February. Tasha Sheridan will be hosting, with James Beal at the piano. The doors will open at 6:45 p.m. There will be live music from 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. (with one break). Tickets are £14 per person.

The Square Pig offers drinks as well as meals and a wide selection of snacks. The space in which Show Off! will be taking place has its own bar.

To reserve, please send an email to our reservations address, send us a direct message to one of our social media accounts, or use the PayPal button on our Booking page. We need to know the date when you will be coming to Show Off!, the name under which we should put the booking, and the number of people coming. We prefer that you reserve in advance, but you can also come along without a reservation and pay on the door, so long as space is available.

We have also set up a new mailing list, which we will be using going forward. To sign up, please click here. (Please note that the checkboxes change from light yellow to white when selected.)

James Beal and Sarah Lark


Posted on 6 February 2023 by the Show Off! team

The Return of Show Off!

We are very happy indeed to announce that Show Off! will be returning from its long hiatus in February 2023. We hope to see many familiar faces, as well as some new ones.

Our first night back will be Friday 3 February 2023. Sarah Lark will be hosting, with James Beal at the piano. We will be at a new central London venue: The Square Pig. The Square Pig is around the corner from Holborn Station and has excellent bus connections to several main line train stations.

The doors will open at 6:45 p.m. There will be live music from 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. The format and atmosphere should be familiar to those who have experienced Show Off! in the past.

The Square Pig offers drinks as well as meals and a wide selection of snacks. The space in which Show Off! will be taking place has its own bar.

To reserve, please send an email to our reservations address, send us a direct message to one of our social media accounts, or use the PayPal button on our Booking page. We need to know the date when you will be coming to Show Off!, the name under which we should put the booking, and the number of people coming. We prefer that you reserve in advance, but you can also come along without a reservation and pay on the door, so long as space is available.

Show Off! will be taking place in a private downstairs section of The Square Pig. Unfortunately, there is no step-free access; please let us know if you have any questions regarding access.

We aim to announce additional dates very soon.

Please feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions about 3 February or about the return of Show Off! more generally.


Posted on 16 January 2023 by the Show Off! team


Another update

Another update, a little later than planned:

We are still aiming to return in March 2022, if everything can be put in place in time. From responses received via email and social media, it seems that there is a preference for Friday nights, although other days or times would suit some members of the Show Off! community better. We are therefore aiming to return on Friday nights in the first instance – ideally starting on either 4 or 11 March.

We now have a further question: Show Off! used to run from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., with the doors opening at 8:00 p.m. With all of the changes that we have seen in the past two years, would those of you who used to stay until the very end still be up for keeping the music going until 1:00 a.m.? Or would any of you who didn’t do so before now be keen to stay late? We want to set hours that suit our audience!

Updates should be more frequent from now on. We will make more announcements as soon as possible, and once all of the details are finalised, we will open reservations.

We hope to see many of you very soon!


Posted on 7 February 2022 by the Show Off! team


Happy New Year!

We hope that you have managed to stay safe and well this holiday season, and that you have been able to enjoy some time with loved ones. We know that this can be a difficult time of year for many, and of course we are also aware that many people have chosen or been forced to change their plans this year.

We miss everyone terribly. We are still hoping to get Show Off! back up and running, in person, as soon as possible. We had hoped that “as soon as possible” would be January 2022, but we are now waiting to see what the coming days will bring before making any further plans or announcements.

Please do feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions for us in the meantime. We will follow up in mid-January with a further update.

The piano at Koha on a Show Off! night in July 2018


Posted on 2 January 2022 by the Show Off! team

An Update

As discussed in our most recent social media posts, we are taking a cautious approach to the return to in-person Show Off! nights. We miss everyone terribly, and we are very keen to bring people together again, but we want to try to ensure that we are not exposing anyone to unreasonable risks in doing so.

We are continuing to consider ways in which we can preserve the atmosphere of Show Off! (including all of the singing and the singalongs, as well as the other interactivity). For the time being, difficult as it is, we think that waiting a bit longer is the right option for us.

We hope that you understand and respect our reasoning, and we really hope that you will join us once we return.

We will continue to provide regular updates here and on social media.

We will also share major updates via our new mailing list. You can sign up the for the mailing list here. You can of course also unsubscribe at any time.

In the meantime, here is a glimpse of members of the team at our 11th Anniversary Soirée.


Posted on 17 July 2021 by the Show Off! team


A Celebration

banner for the 11th anniversary event

We are looking forward to celebration the eleventh anniversary of our first Show Off! night this evening.

The event will be fairly informal, and to some extent guided by the flow of conversation. Depending on that flow, over the course of 90 minutes we plan to include (a) conversation regarding the origins of Show Off!, (b) a discussion of everyone’s favourite Show Off! Moments, (c) a short series of photos from the first ten years of Show Off!, (d) a special sing-along, led by Nathan, of some old-school music-hall favourites, (e) a ten-question trivia competition regarding Show Off! History, and (f) a discussion regarding attendees’ “wish list” for future live and online events.

Tonight's soirée is a pay-what-you-wish event, recognising that the past year has been very difficult for many of us. To purchase tickets (for £1 or more), please use the PayPal button below. Alternatively - or if you are unable to purchase a ticket - please email us at our reservations address to reserve a spot.

We hope that you can join us tonight.


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Posted on 6 March 2021 by the Show Off! team




Eleven Years!

Today (the 28th of February), it has been one year since our most recent (but we hope not our last) Show Off! night at Koha. That night was of course also our tenth anniversary show, and we had a wonderful time celebrating that milestone with many old and new friends.

The very first Show Off! night was 6 March 2010, which was a Saturday (like the 6th of March will be this year). We plan to mark the date with an online get-together, which will be an informal soirée similar to our final event of 2020. We are also hoping to hold some more online events this spring, if there is sufficient interest, before (we hope!) we are able to you in person later in the year.

These online events, including our anniversary soirée, will once again be pay-what-you-wish events, recognising that the past year has been very difficult for many of us. To purchase tickets (for £1 or more), please use the PayPal button below. Alternatively - or if you are unable to purchase a ticket - please email us at our reservations address to reserve a spot.

So that we can plan events that work for you, we would really appreciate your comments regarding preferred times, dates and formats. Please feel free to email us at our enquiries address if you have any comments or suggestions.

It would also be really great if you could spread the word about the anniversary soirée. We hope to see many of you there!


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Posted on 28 February 2021 by the Show Off! team




Ending 2020

The year is drawing to a close, and to our dismay - but for very good reasons - we have not had a regular Show Off! night since our tenth anniversary celebration at the end of February.

We miss everyone very much, and hope to return to live shows as soon as it is safe, legal and feasible to do so. We will continue to provide updates as the situation develops.

It has also been over a month now since our most recent online event. We really enjoy doing the online events, but the audience had reduced considerably in the past few months. We are nevertheless keen to get together (virtually) again before the year is through, and there seems to be some interest in such an event. We will therefore be holding an online soirée on Saturday 12 December starting at 8:00 p.m.

Specifics of the event are still in the planning stages, but we plan to have plenty of opportunities to chat, as well as some traditional Christmas music from Nathan.

Tickets for the December event are being offered on a pay-what-you-can basis, starting at £1 per person. To book, please use the PayPal buttons below, selecting the ticket(s) of your choice (or get in touch with us if you have questions or wish to use another form of payment). Proceeds after PayPal fees will go toward Nathan's fees.

We hope to see many of you on the 12th!


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In the meantime, here is a photo of Sue, Matthew, Sarah and Nathan from our I Remember event.

screenshot from I Remember

Posted on 7 December 2020 by the Show Off! team




On Friday 23 October 2020, three people long associated with Show Off! will be joining together for an online event. Matthew Gent, Sarah Lark and Nathan Martin will be participating in I Remember, a friendly but ever-so-slightly competitive event in which the three quiz each other on musical-theatre topics (and find plenty of opportunities for chat).

artwork for I Remember

Ticket prices start at £2 per person, with a standard price of £5 and a premium price of £15 for anyone who is willing and able to offer some additional support.

Please use the button below to book tickets for the panel. Enquiries can be sent to our Enquiries mailbox.


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Posted on 15 October 2020 by the Show Off! team




My Favourite Things II

On Friday 9 October 2020, five members of the Show Off! team will be participating in an online discussion of some of their favourite musical-theatre-related memories. Jason Denton, Josh Kelly, Sarah Lark, Nathan Martin and Tasha Sheridan will bring along some mementos which will they will use to spark discussions.


artwork for My Favourite Things II


Our first online event in this format, held in August, was a lot of fun. We are very much looking forward to holding this second edition, with new objects and a different mix of panellists.

Please use the button below to book tickets for the panel. Enquiries can be sent to our Enquiries mailbox.


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Posted on 7 October 2020 by the Show Off! team




October Events

It has been six months now since Show Off! last took place in person, and we are really missing the people and the music! We had been hoping to bring the Show Off! community together in person sometime soon, but unfortunately it looks as though it will be a while yet before for that is possible.

In the meantime, after a quiet September, we are planning three events for October! We hope to see many people at each event: it's lovely to get together, if only virtually, and we very much appreciate the support in these difficult times.

Screenshot from 21 August 2020 Show Off! event

On Friday 2 October, starting at 7:30 p.m., we will be holding our tenth Show Off! Quiz Night. Show Off! MD Nathan Martin will be hosting the quiz, with Josh Kelly and Sue Knox helping out and also keeping score (for those who submit answers). As usual, the quiz will focus on musical theatre, with a wide range of questions for everyone from the casual participant to the die-hard quizzer.

Quiz Night tickets are £5 per person, with all proceeds going to support the Show Off! team. Quiz participants may play alone or in teams, or may simply join to watch and enjoy the comany. Any quizzer who wishes to do so may submit a round of (exactly) ten questions for potential use in the quiz; that person's team may then double its score on any other round on the relevant night (while scoring no points for the round written by the quizzer).

We will also be holding additional one-off panel-style events starting at 8:00 p.m. on Friday 9 January and Friday 23 January. Further details regarding the panel members (all of whom are associated with Show Off!) and the format of each night will be announced shortly. As before, tickets are available from £2 and up, and the proceeds (after PayPal fees) will go to the panellists.

Please use the button below to book tickets for any or all of the above events. Enquiries can be sent to our Enquiries mailbox.

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Posted on 24 September 2020 by the Show Off! team




Our August Panel Event

Banner for 21 August 2020 Show Off! event

The summer has been flying by, and we are really missing seeing everyone in person at Show Off! We are fortunate to have seen some of you at our Show Off! quizzes and events, and very grateful for the support that has been shown in the form of ticket purchases and attendance.

To round out August, we are planning another special Zoom event. This time, Matthew Gent, Josh Kelly, Sarah Lark and Nathan Martin will be telling more stories about their lives in musical theatre, chatting about particular moments and items that have stuck in their memories. As at our two panel events so far, there are sure to be some amusing tales as well as some musical theatre insights.

The event will start at 8:00 p.m. on Friday 21 August 2020, and should be finished by 10:00 p.m.  Attendees will be able to log into the Zoom event from 7:50 p.m. onwards.  The standard ticket price is £5 per person; tickets can also be purchased for £2 (by anyone for whom £5 would be a hardship) or for £15 (for anyone who is willing and able to provide additional support).  Proceeds (after PayPal fees) will be split among the four panelists.

Please use the button below to book tickets.

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Posted on 14 August 2020 by the Show Off! team




Looking Forward to August

Banner for Show Off! Quiz nights

We had a lot of fun in July, with our eighth musical theatre quiz night and our second special Zoom event. We're now looking forward to more virtual events with the Show Off! team in August.

On Friday 7 August, we will be holding our ninth quiz night. Nathan will be taking the lead in asking questions, with support from Sue and Josh who will also be scoring as usual. There will be plenty of easy questions as well as some trickier ones for those who enjoy a musical-theatre-themed challenge: the main thing is for everyone to have fun!

The quiz will start at 7:30 p.m., and should be finished by 10:00 p.m.  Attendees will be able to log into the Zoom event from 7:20 p.m. onwards.  Tickets cost £5 per person.

Please use the button below to book for the quiz.

We are also planning another one-off panel event with some familiar faces, to take place on 21 August. Details are still being finalised; more information will follow soon.

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Posted on 24 July 2020 by the Show Off! team




Our Eighth Quiz Night

We will be holding our eighth quiz night on Friday 10 July 2020. We have streamlined our quiz format a bit, making it a bit shorter and a bit easier (though still keeping in a few tricky questions for those who crave them).

Nathan and Tasha will be asking the questions, with Sue and Josh handling the marking. Questions will as usual focus on different facets of musical theatre. The quiz will take place starting at 7:30 p.m. London time; participants will be able to log in from 7:15 p.m. on the night. Joining details will go out via email ahead of the quiz to those who have booked.

Entries cost £5 per person, with participants playing alone, in pairs or in larger teams. Anyone who wishes to participate can sign up using the PayPal link below. It is also possible to pay via BACS payment; please email us if you are interested in doing so.

Any questions or comments ahead of the event should be directed to our Enquiries email address.

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Posted on 6 July 2020 by the Show Off! team




Quiz the Pros!

Banner for 3 July 2020 Quiz the Pros event, with photos of the four panelists

We have been having a lot of fun putting on virtual quizzes for the Show Off! community, with Show Off! team members asking the questions.  For one night, though, we're going to turn the tables and have Show Off!'s Musical Director and three Show Off! hosts vying to answer the questions.

Hosts Matthew Gent, Sarah Lark and Tasha Sheridan and Musical Director Nathan Martin will given a variety of questions relating to musical theatre - including musicals in which each has appeared. They will be competing an a very friendly way for the honour of victory.  We are sure that there will also be plenty of anecdotes and other fun digressions along the way.

The quiz will start at 8:00 p.m. on Friday 3 July 2020, and should be finished by 10:00 p.m.  Attendees can log into the Zoom event from 7:45 p.m. onwards.  The standard ticket price is £5 per person; tickets can also be purchased for £2 (by anyone for whom £5 would be a hardship) or for £15 (for anyone who is willing and able to provide additional support).  Proceeds (after PayPal fees) will be split among the four panelists.

The questions will be set by Show Off! Producer Sue Knox, with a little help from some friends.  The four panelists will be seeing them for the first time during the event.

Please use the button below to book for this event or for our 26 June 2020 (regular) quiz night.

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Posted on 25 June 2020 by the Show Off! team




Now You Know

This Friday it will have been three months since our first Show Off! virtual quiz - and four months since our tenth anniversary show!

We will be holding our seventh quiz night on Friday (26 June 2020), and then following that a week later (on 3 July 2020) with another special event. Our July event will be a twist on the quiz nights that we have been hosting - with members of the Show Off! team facing off against each other in a musical theatre quiz (and telling stories and providing entertainment along the way). The full roster for the special event will be announced shortly; in the meantime, tickets are available at three different price points using the button below.

For our seventh quiz night, Nathan will be asking the questions, with Sue and Josh handling the marking. Questions will as usual focus on different facets of musical theatre. The quiz will take place starting at 7:30 p.m. London time; participants will be able to log in from 7:15 p.m. on the night. Joining details will go out via email ahead of the quiz to those who have booked.

Entries for the regular Quiz Night cost £5 per person, with participants playing alone, in pairs or in larger teams. Anyone who wishes to participate can sign up using the PayPal link below. It is also possible to pay via BACS payment; please email us if you are interested in doing so.

Any questions or comments ahead of the event should be directed to our Enquiries email address.

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Posted on 22 June 2020 by the Show Off! team




Our Sixth Quiz Night

Our sixth virtual Quiz Night will take place this Friday (12 June 2020). As before Nathan and Tasha will be asking the questions, with Sue and Josh handling the marking. Questions will once again focus on different facets of musical theatre.

The quiz will take place starting at 7:30 p.m. London time on Friday 15 May 2020. Participants will be able to log in from 7:15 p.m. on the night. Joining details will go out via email ahead of the quiz to those who have booked.

Entries cost £5 per person, with participants playing alone, in pairs or in larger teams. Anyone who wishes to participate can sign up using the PayPal link below. It is also possible to pay via BACS payment; please email us if you are interested in doing so.

Participants are asked to book by 6:30 p.m. on 12 June if possible, so that joining instructions and blank answer sheets can go out promptly.

Any questions or comments ahead of the event should be directed to our Enquiries email address.

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Posted on 8 June 2020 by the Show Off! team




On with the Show (Off!)

We are now into our third month of lockdown, and we have not had a regular Show Off! night in twelve weeks. We are extremely fortunate to have been able to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Show Off! with everyone on 28 February, just before everything changed completely.

There have now been four Show Off! quiz nights, held online via Zoom. It has been wonderful seeing familiar faces - as well as some new ones - and having a good dive into musical theatre trivia with Nathan Martin and Tasha Sheridan providing a (very) wide range of questions and answers. We have also appreciated the support that so many people have shown for the team by purchasing tickets for the quizzes.

We are excited to announce the our virtual events, which are our fourth quiz and an evening of chat with Nathan Martin, Sarah Lark, Matthew Gent and Tasha Sheridan.

The next quiz will take place on Friday 29 May 2020 starting at 7:30 p.m., and will follow the same format as our fourth one, described in more detail here.

banner for special event called On with the Show (Off!)

Our inaugural interactive event - entitled On with the Show (Off!) - will take place at 8:00 p.m. on Friday 5 June 2020. Show Off! Musical Director Nathan Martin and frequent Show Off! hosts Sarah Lark, Matthew Gent and Tasha Sheridan will talk about memorable moments in their lives in musical theatre - as performers, creatives and audience members. The event will start as an informal, unscripted discussion between the four Show Off! veterans, but audience members will be welcome to pose questions to the panel.

We hope that On with the Show (Off!) will offer a rare opportunity to catch up with Tasha, Matthew, Sarah and Nathan outside of Show Off! while also providing another chance for Show Off! fans and regulars - and indeed anyone interested in musical theatre - to come together as a group.

Tickets for On with the Show (Off!) are available at three different prices: the standard price is £5 per person, but anyone for whom this would be difficult to pay for whatever reason is welcome to pay £2 instead; there are also "key supporter" tickets available for £15 each, for those who are interested in providing more support. Everyone will get the same login and experience regardless of price paid. All proceeds (after PayPal fees) will go to to the panellists.

To book tickets to the quiz and/or On with the Show (Off!), please click on the PayPal button below. (You can add different events by clicking on Continue Shopping on the PayPal checkout page.) Joining instructions will be sent in advance to those who have booked.

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Posted on 25 May 2020 by the Show Off! team




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