The UK's first openly gay cabaret artiste shares his iconic materialThe UK's first openly gay cabaret artiste shares his iconic material with a new generation of singers for the very first time. Joined onstage by a host of today’s hottest cabaret talent, the award-winning Mark Bunyan (“one of London’s best kept musical [and] comedy cabaret secrets” – The Stage) gives us his latest offering of wit and whimsy at Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club. Described as a “comedian à la Oscar Wilde with piano as guest” (The List, Edinburgh) this is a night not to be missed.
The “astonishingly versatile” (The Scotsman) Bunyan is an award-winning musician, lyricist, playwright and novelist. He has been performing at, or near, the piano since 1978 and has entertained audiences across the UK, Europe, and the USA.
In 1983, Mark co-founded the Pink Singers (Europe’s oldest gay community choir) and in 1995 he was canonised as St Mark of the Musical Tendency by LGBT activists the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.
In 2012, he was the subject of Looking At You Productions’ film Mark Bunyan: Very Nearly Almost Famous; a 2013 official selection at Frameline 37’s San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival.
Over the course of his career, Mark has been described as “one of London’s best kept cabaret secrets” (The Stage) and “one of the great comedians at the piano” (Ned Sherrin, Loose Ends, BBC Radio 4). Time Out magazine named him Critics Choice, calling him “an 'out' Noel Coward. Excellent.”
Latecomers will not be guaranteed seating. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. We operate a Check-21. If you are lucky enough to appear younger than 21 you may be asked for photographic ID.