Richard Thomas with Dr Adam Perchard and Dominic Frisby with Chad Lelong

Date Saturday 6th July 2024
Time 7:30 PM
Doors Open 6:45 PM
Venue The Dembe Theatre

The Tringe continues with an extraordinary night of the finest cabaret and music. The hilarious, macabre, surreal, and touching epic song-cycle of Interview with a Vamp, and the brilliant Dominic Frisby performs his collection of songs with jazz pianist Chad Lelong.

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Richard Thomas and Dr Adam Perchard: Interview With The Vamp.

Hilarious, macabre, surreal, and touching, this epic song-cycle from Richard Thomas and Dr Adam Perchard is cabaret at its funniest and most full of heart.

Dr Adam Perchard (cabaret star, comedian, poet, and occasional fortune-teller to the international elite) is an old vamp with one hell of a backstory – and Richard Thomas (Oliver Award-winning composer of Jerry Springer the Opera) is here to get the scoop!  Featuring dazzling original music, vocal fireworks, and rampant repartee, sit back and let this iconic duo take you on a whirlwind tour of the doctor’s brain.

By turns joyful, dark, and extremely silly, the interview covers everything from hyper-realistic cakes to how to negotiate a nervous breakdown in Darlington, from giant bugs to finding love at an orgy – and it reveals what’s really going through your university lecturer’s brain when they’re teaching you Romantic poetry. With an Olivier Award-winning composer asking the questions and an international singing star giving the answers, this is an interview like you’ve never seen – or heard.

Richard Thomas (Jerry Springer the Opera, Made in Dagenham, Black Sabbath – The Ballet, and Tracey Ullman Show BBC1/HBO) is an Olivier Award-winning composer and lyricist.  His work has been performed all over the world from Carnegie Hall, National Theatre, Royal Opera House, Sydney Opera House, to the West End and every Gay Pride on the planet.

Dr Adam Perchard is a mainstay of cabaret stages across Europe and the US and an icon of the East London queer scene.  They have performed at the National Theatre, London Coliseum, Soho Theatre, Hackney Empire, and on Channel 4, and last year their solo show Bathtime for Britain toured major theatres across the UK.  An escaped academic as well as a trained opera singer, they have also published widely in the fields of postcolonial literature and eighteenth-century studies.



An experienced stand up and prolific writer of comic songs, Dominic's new show is a collection of anecdotes, jokes and music accompanied by one of Europe’s top jazz pianists, Chad Lelong, on keyboards.

Dominic's Brexit song, "17 Million F**k Offs" reached no 40 in the UK Official Singles Chart and no 17 in the iTunes chart and he has in excess of 3 million views of this and other of his songs on Youtube and social media.  A prominent libertarian, his take on modern Britain and the issues it faces is both refreshing and funny. .  As he says himself, “If you believe in things like free speech and free trade, you’ll like this. If you think the government, BBC or EU has all the answers, you won’t.”

Rumour has it he is Nigel Farage's favourite comic but that might just be because he wrote a love song to him". Not suitable for statists, crony capitalists or the metropolitan liberal elite

"Outstanding" The Times
"Beautifully crafted, cleverly pitched comedy" The Scotsman
"Mercurially witty" The Spectator "Excellent" The Daily Telegraph
Even The Guardian admits he can be "entertaining"