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Paulus offers bespoke 1-2-1 consultations as well as delivering courses Cabaret for SingersBeyond Compère and PLAY! Please email if you have any questions.

1-2-1 Consultations

Paulus provides insight, advice and support, slanted towards honing the artistic content of an act/routine.

Sessions take place in South London in a safe, calm space in which to help focus your mind on furthering your career. 1-2-1 consultations are tailor-made to suit the needs of the individual with a sliding scale of prices depending on how many sessions you book (see chart below).

Paulus has been in the variety business as a performer, producer, promoter and agent for 30 years and still performs as a host & singer as well as sharing his knowledge with others.

Paulus has been instrumental in campaigning for cabaret sections in Time Out,, and Edinburgh Festival; runs workshops and lectures on the art of cabaret; has written articles on the genre and created the London Cabaret Awards.

Paulus has the ability, rare in coaches yet most necessary in my opinion, to see the individual, not the “student”. He listens, is very astute and doesn’t pull any punches. Emily Davis, Cabaret Singer

A big YES. Invaluable advice and support.  Jo Marsh AKA Jo-Jo Bellini, Cabaret Singer

I recommend Paulus wholeheartedly. I have learnt so much from him over the last year and I am sure there is still much more to learn. Sarah Tullamore, Cabaret Singer

Please contact Paulus if you’d like to make an appointment:

Number of sessions (1hr long) Price Valid for
1 session £125 One month
4 sessions £400 (£100 each) Twelve months
6 sessions £540 (£90 each) Twelve months



Teaching Testimonials

Get Your Show On The Road

​All you need to self-produce a successful UK small-scale tour.

07/07/24 | 10.30am – 5.30pm | £125 | CabLab Studios, London SW5, Earls Court tube
Workshop led by Paulus The Cabaret Geek, who has 30+ years in the business & his current production is entering its fifth year. PLUS guest industry speakers.

  • Gain a practical touring toolkit & the confidence to implement it.
  • Dispel touring myths with someone currently making it happen.
  • By-pass the traditional gatekeepers of industry & do it yourself.
  • Build a support network with fellow industry professionals.

Click here to express interest and make your application.

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Paulus - The Cabaret Geek
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 by Phil Best

I was actually shocked by the impact this day had on me. It was filled with a kind of reality-checking, sobering energy combined with genuine fellowship and compassion. I'm not entirely sure where I'll go with my performances now but my entire worldview has shifted towards something so much more honest. Valuable insights and practical, useful information were shared by Paulus with brilliant clarity, humour and unerring entertainment value. It was wonderful to hear from the other speakers as well as so many of the other participants. I'm very grateful.

 by Emily Davis
Absolutely. Buzzing

I came away from this workshop absolutely buzzing - there aren’t enough stars in the solar system to rate it! The day was so well put together and Paulus shared so much insight, I could visualise what being on the road would actually be like and got a tangible sense of what’s involved in touring. I walked away with a physical toolkit that the day itself made me feel confident I’ll actually be able to use. Not to mention the guest speakers and other participants - I learned SO much from everyone else in the room too. Loved every second of it and can’t recommend it highly enough!

 by Peta Lily

Paulus' GYSOTR workshop is amaxxing. Full of advice gardnered from his comprehensive first-hand experience. It's encouraging and informative and energising. The Whole Event was so welcoming and down to earth and you come away having met wonderful people and extending your network as well. Recommend Highly - a 5 star event! Peta Lily, Performer, Director, Theatre Maker

 by Foo Foo Labelle/Stephanie Gawne
Get your show on the road

Thank you Paulus for creating this instructive, down to earth workshop.
It was invaluable to come away with information packs that can to referred to, with lots of practical advice and ideas.
I loved networking with the other creatives, it was smashing to see so many friendly faces, hear their experiences, ideas and hopes.
Paulus’s anecdotes from life on the road were both hilarious and sobering, I learnt loads and had the most exciting and edifying day!
FooFooLaBelle/Stephanie Gawne

 by Julian Brett
Industry gold dust!

You really can't do any better than to sign up to this workshop if you want a practical, comprehensive and realistic guide to touring your own show. Paulus not only covered every question I arrived with, I came away with an in depth look into the industry, with a deeper understanding of what I needed to do tailored to the type of show I have created. It's so rare you get to hear this from mentors who genuinely know what they're talking about, and are out there doing it right now! This is a crucial career investment for anyone wanting autonomy over their art.

How to Cabaret – for Singers

Break down the fourth wall between you and your audience and learn the art of sustaining ‘The Golden Thread’ connecting you both.

With 20+ years’ teaching and three decades performing in cabaret, Paulus is in high demand internationally as a mentor and facilitator for singers of all ages, abilities and genres wishing to learn what the tenets of cabaret can teach them to help develop and hone their craft and on-stage persona.

Through games, exercises and visualisations these intense and sometimes emotional three days promise to create a close-knit bond between yourself and fellow participants as you invest the time to fill your creative well and expand your skills as an artiste.

‘How to Cabaret – for Singers’ is a 3-day course and available as Levels 1-3.

New course dates to be confirmed.

If you are unsure as to which course you are eligible for taking part in then please drop Paulus a message, but essentially if this is the first time you’ve worked with me then it’s Level 1, if you did Level 1 last year then it’s Level 2 this year and so on and so forth.

If you have done the 8-day Singers’ Cabaret Workshop then choose Level 3, and if you are an MTA Cabaret Week student choose Level 2.

Please note that attendance at all 3 days of the course is expected of participants.

Each 3-day course costs £235 and a space can be secured for a non-refundable deposit of £75 once you have successfully completed your application.

Click here to express interest and make your application.

Beyond Compère

Celebrated cabaret and burlesque host, Paulus, is offering his three decades of experience to others interested in learning the art of the compère. An established facilitator and teacher, Paulus will share the tips and tricks of his trade in a fun, friendly and informative way.

  • How do I talk to an audience?
  • Do I have to be funny?
  • What is my on-stage ‘clown’?
  • Hecklers
  • Diplomacy and organisational skills
    …..and much more.

As well as sharing his knowledge with many singers, stand-ups, emcees and actors, Paulus has also delivered this talk and versions of it to lawyers, magistrates, disadvantaged youths, small business owners, trainee NHS doctors and priests from the Church of Scotland. For more information on our corporate packages, please email

The day workshop costs £45.00. New dates to be confirmed.

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