Dancer, singer, gang member, cocaine addict and sometime confectionist, Betty May rose from the 19th century slums of Canning Town to becoming a bohemian celebrity sensation and a regular fixture at London's Café Royal. She brushed shoulders with pimps, artists, gang leaders and the aristocracy but her most fateful adversary was the occultist Aleister Crowley, who she spent time with in Sicily at the Abbey of Thelema. In the late 1920s Betty was paid to record the details of her scandalous life in an autobiography and she had one hell of a story to tell.
Join us at Carlyle’s house for a one woman show with chanteuse Celine Hispiche and the phenomenal pianist and composer Philippe Jacko, who will transport you back to the London of The Belle Époque.
Celine began her career as a featured writer at The Royal Court Theatre. Moving to New York she toured the East Coast with fellow comedians from The Saturday Night Live Show, headlining at Rodney Dangerfield’s Manhattan club and performing at Caroline’s on Broadway. From star appearances on the main comedy stage at Glastonbury to supporting Harry Hill at the Hackney Empire Celine has worked on an array of shows at venues such as The Victoria & Albert Museum, The Café Royal, The Theatre Museum, The Old Vic and Wilton’s Music Hall to name but a few.
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Reserve tickets at this website2018-09-13 19:00 2018-09-13 19:00 Europe/London Betty May and Sex, Drugs and Satanism in Bohemian London A one woman show will transport you back to the London of The Belle Époque. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2018/09/13/betty-may-and-sex-drugs-and-satanism-in-bohemian-london-180170 Carlyle's House,24 Cheyne Row, Chelsea, London, Chelsea, London