Review: Giggle Water Comedy Pride Special at Prohibition Cabaret Bar

Review: Giggle Water Comedy Pride Special at Prohibition Cabaret Bar

Giggle Water Comedy Club – Pride Special

Prohibition Cabaret Bar

1st June 2023

I have had a wonderful evening tonight in the company of some amazing comedy talent at The Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane in Newcastle celebrating Pride month and a fabulous charity which supports vulnerable young people from the LBGTQI+ community. 

I have been to The Prohibition Cabaret Bar before but for a very different type of event and this time I was able to have a good look around and it is a lovely and intimate performance area which is perfect for cabaret, karaoke, burlesque nights, and all manner of performances. Split on two levels, there is the main bar area with a small stage and upstairs is a larger cabaret area both of which offer a warm welcoming environment in which performers can do their stuff. 

Tonight, was a queer cabaret evening celebrating pride and all things LGBTQI+. The evening was hosting superbly by the very endearing Elaine Robertson, who I saw perform at The Tyne Theatre and Opera House for their stand-up night for International Women’s Day. She fosters a friendly but naughty rapport with the audience and puts everyone at ease while introducing the varied acts on display this evening. 

First up this evening was the very entertaining Connor Read who I am sure will not be offended when I describe him as camp as Christmas. His humour is self-deprecating and warm with a more than impish side as he sashayed around the stage with a great ease. Connor is one to look out for in the future. 

After a short break we had Kerris Gibson who brought her love of all things Air Fryers to the stage. She has wonderful comic timing as she also showed at The Tyne Theatre and Opera House and gives a polished performance that always brings smiles to everyone’s faces with her hilariousobservations of all things mundane. Her dead pan facial expressions only add to the humour of her delivery. 

Totally new to me, was the force of nature that is Psychic Stu, a totally incompetent, camp mystic character that is to be seen to be believed. Finally, the headline act was the wonderful Plastiq, who took to the stage with professional ease even if her 6’10’’ (that’s two measurements) frame struggled to fit underneath the canopy of the venue. She engaged the audience and completed the evening with great aplomb.

In addition to celebrating Pride Month, this evening was also in support of The Albert Kennedy Trust or AKT who support lgbtq+ young people aged 16-25 in the UK who are facing or experiencing homelessness or living in a hostile environment.I spoke with Max in the audience who adorned himself in stickers and pin badges along with their friend, Oli which only added to the community spirit of the evening and made it all the more enjoyable.

I am not sure when Giggle Water Comedy Club will return to The Prohibition Cabaret Bar as tonight was promoter Rachel’s last night but I certainly hope it will be soon. Do, however, look out for other cabaret events at this venue because you will always get a very warm welcome and I had a lovely night there this evening.

See what’s coming up soon at The Prohibition Cabaret Bar and I am sure you will have a great night. 

– Stephen Stokoe

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