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Rounding Out 2014

It has been an exciting autumn so far for Show Off!, and we are very much looking forward to this year's two remaining nights.

On Halloween, a number of people attended in costume, representing characters from musicals spanning several decades. And earlier this month, Nic Gibney came back to host Show Off! for the first time in many months, treating us to a delightful night.

The next two nights promise to be a lot of fun as well. On 28 November (this Friday), Matthew Gent will be back with us, with Nathan Martin at the piano. On 12 November, Toby Hine will be hosting, again with Nathan Martin. We are very much looking forward to both of these nights.

The Friday night falling two weeks after 12 December is Boxing Day, when we will not have a show. However, we plan to return two weeks later, on 9 January. That date, and the other dates for the first half of 2015, will be posted on our calendar page as soon as our winter and spring schedules are confirmed.

Posted on 24 November 2014 by the Show Off! team.


Nathan and AlexThis year, the 31st of October is a Show Off! night. We therefore thought that it would be a good idea to bring a bit of Halloween to Show Off! Nothing major is going to change: the focus will still very much be on showtunes, and the format will still be the same. However, we would encourage everyone to join us in dressing up as a figure from the world of musical theatre and/or singing a song that evokes the spirit of Halloween. (Both of these suggestions are deliberately open to interpretation!)

Alex Young will be hosting on Halloween, with Show Off! MD Nathan Martin at the piano. (Alex and Nathan are pictured here at the interval of Show Off! on the 3rd of October.) We hope that you will join us for what promises to be a fun night.

Posted on 16 October 2014 by the Show Off! team.

Autumn at Show Off!

Show Off! is continuing fortnightly on Friday nights through 12 December 2014. It will not take place on Friday 26 December (Boxing Day).

We have an exciting line-up in the coming weeks. Alex Young will be hosting again on Friday 3 October, with Show Off! MD Nathan Martin at the piano. Ben Stock will be back two weeks later, with James Beal at the piano. And since Halloween is a Show Off! night this year, we plan to recognise that fact while still very much staying in musical theatre mode:) More details of our Halloween plans will follow shortly.

Below are photos from the last two nights of Show Off!: Alex Young singing a duet with Toby Hine with Nathan Martin at the piano, and Ben Stock with James Beal at the end of a busy night.

Toby, Alex and Nathan Ben and James

Posted on 21 September 2014 by the Show Off! team.

Also Showing...

London Omnibus logoShow Off! producer Sue Knox is producing a programme of short plays, called London Omnibus, which will have its debut next week.

Workshop performances will take place at RADA Studios at 7:30 p.m. on 10, 11 and 12 September, and at 3:00 p.m. on 12 September. There will also be a gala performance at the London Transport Museum on Sunday 14 September.

Tickets can be purchased in person at RADA Studios (for the workshop performances) or at the door at Show Off! (for the gala performance), or online at our booking page.

Posted on 31 August 2014 by the Show Off! team.

A Joyful Summer

Toby Hine and Nathan MartinWe have been having a fantastic summer at Show Off!

Toby Hine hosted on Friday night. The crowd was in a particularly good mood, and there was lots of enthusiastic singing and dancing, led energetically by Toby.

Matthew Gent will be hosting Show Off! on the 22nd of August, and Alex Young will return to the hosting spot on the 5th of September. We look forward to fun nights with them.

Posted on 10 August 2014 by the Show Off! team.

Tributes to Elaine Stritch

Matthew Gent and Nathan MartinOn Friday, Show Off! paid tribute to the legendary Elaine Stritch, who died on 17 July.

Host Matthew Gent said a few words about the impact that Ms Stritch had on musical theatre, and led the crowd in an energetic singalong of The Ladies Who Lunch. Others in attendance also acknowledged Ms Stritch in different ways over the course of the evening.

Matthew will be hosting Show Off! again on the 22nd of August. Next time (on the 8th of August), Toby Hine will be our host.

Posted on 28 July 2014 by the Show Off! team.

A Fantastic Debut from Alex Young

Nathan Martin and Alex YoungAlex Young had a splendid debut as Show Off! host on Friday 11 July

Witnessing Alex's triumphant debut were a number of first-timers who - to our delight - participated energetically, as well as many beloved regulars. It was a lovely summer night of showtunes!

Alex is pictured here with Show Off! MD Nathan Martin at the interval on 11 July 2014.

Posted on 12 July 2014 by the Show Off! team.

Alex Young Makes Her Show Off! Debut

Alex Young and Ben StockOn Friday 11 July 2014, Alex Young will be making her debut as a host of Show Off! We are very excited to see her in action.

Alex, pictured here with Ben Stock, is a talented musical theatre performer and also a creator of new musicals. She is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, and a past winner of the Stephen Sondheim Student Performer of the Year competition. Alex recently appeared in the West End in I Can't Sing.

Show Off! MD Nathan Martin will be at the piano for Alex's hosting debut.

Posted on 5 July 2014 by the Show Off! team.

Our Fourth Anniversary

On Friday 7 March 2014, Show Off! celebrated its fourth anniversary. Veteran Show Off! host Matthew Gent was at the helm for the night, with Show Off! MD Nathan Martin at the piano, but hosts Sarah Lark and Ben Stock also joined in, and the crowd was treated to great performances from all three hosts. There was also cake!

It was great to have many Show Off! stalwarts present to celebrate with us, along with many others including several enthusiastic first-timers. It was a really fun night.

And we are very excited that we are now officially in our fifth year!

Posted on 3 July 2014 by the Show Off! team.