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Shirley Knot the Siren (Scratch Night)

Shirley Knot the Siren

Shirley Knot the Siren Cabaret

Debbie Bridge is performing a few songs at the Kiss My Scratch in London.

Date: Monday, December 2nd

Venue: Pleasance Theatre, Downstairs, North Road, N7 9EF

Time:  start at 8 to 10:00pm

Cost: £10/8

About the Show

A shameless come on/ work in progress show showcasing some of the most exciting experimental and alternative performance work. Kiss My Scratch presents an evening where anything can go – drag, cabaret, multimedia, comedy, queer and spoken word just for starters.

Ever wondered what happens to a siren when she ages? Well, Shirley is here to tell you she is not willing to be put out to sea just yet…

Join in for a fun evening of songs, dancing and all things fishy.

Shirley’s cabaret sails through many decades of life’s rubbish as a Siren on the rocks!

West End Wendies Brighton (Open Mic Nights)

West End Wendies Brighton

Open Mic

Debbie Bridge is performing a few songs at the Kiss My Scratch in London.

Date: 2020

Venue: tbc

Time:  start at 8 to 10:00pm

Cost: tbc

About the Show

In July 2019, cabaret god and royalty Paulus (aka Paul L Martin) decided to hang up his West End Wendies sequin hosting jacket for the last time and hand the microphone over to a new host(ess). Enter stage right, Debbie Bridge, Musical Theatre/Opera singer, actress, cabaret diva, performing arts coach, wifey, mum of two chihuahuas and now hostess with the mostest pairs of shoes!

Debbie has trained in cabaret under Paul himself, so she was well placed to continue the wonderful work Paulus had done to create a friendly, inclusive and supportive community in the cosy surroundings of Brighton. Debbie had walked up the London West End Wendies’ stairs just a few months ago. She was greeted by friendly faces and Paulus (you’ve seen him on TV right – yes he’s really that scary!) and welcomed into the fold.

The rest, as we say, is history and now Debbie will be the proud regular host of West End Wendies Open Mic Brighton and has a number of exciting events planned to help to continue to grow this wonderful evening. Expect parties, special guests, and guest hosts! Wendies is one big family, that always enjoys new members joining us! At the head of the family sits the West Wendies Team consisting of Debbie, she will be looking to find deputy hosts, a wonderful sound, lighting and venue, plus putting together a rota of uber-talented house pianists who will come and play for the evening – who really are the glue that hold the evening together. We will also be getting together a house band for our party specials, so if you are interested in any of these roles, do drop Debbie a line!

We plan to have West End Wendies venue and start date confirmed for January 2020!

Spread the word, join the fun and come and sing your cares away at West End Wendies Open Mic Brighton!!! Get more info by clicking here!



Voice/Meisner Classes – Meisner Workout

Meisner Acting Students

Come and explore Repetition and your voice. This class is for actors who want to express themselves with song, for those who want to work on releasing their spoken/singing voice, for those who perhaps feel restricted or self-conscious when singing and for more experienced singer/actors who want to find greater freedom and expression. In a supportive and constructive environment we will explore doing Repetition into song and song into Repetition; how do they work together,  help to open each other up? Let’s explore with Repetition into song to encourage more spontaneity, impulse and range of expression and vice versa.  Feel free to bring a song with you (will be singing acapella) but this is not a requirement. All abilities and experiences are welcome but participants must have done at least a Meisner Intro.

A little about Debbie:

Debbie is a trained opera singer who has worked all over the UK with various touring companies. Hailing from Canada where she did her Music Degree with a specialisation in Opera. She then moved to the UK and started working here and has been in the industry for over 15 years either teaching both Meisner and Voice or as a performer herself. Debbie has furthered her training at the Banff School of Arts (Canada), Actors Centre, Impulse Theatre and more. She has taught both one to one as well as group glasses with various schools, most recently with Brighton Meisner – creating new structure and classes within this schools acting program.

Date: tbc
Time: 2 to 5pm
Venue: Actor’s Centre, 1A Tower St,WC2H 9NP
Cost: £18 Participant/ £10 observer (to book, contact the Actor’s Centre directly on 020 3841 6600)

Please note, I will need at least 2 students to contact the Actor’s Centre by the day before to confirm that the workshop will go ahead – thanks!