The Scotsman announces Paulus Edinburgh show as part of Assembly Rooms line-up

The Scotsman has announced Paulus’ show Looking For Me Friend, the loving tribute to the music and songs of Victoria Wood, as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Assembly Rooms line-up.

Details were announced in an article in The Scotsman on Thursday 7th April featuring a Paulus mention and promo photo.

Looking For Me Friend Edinburgh Fringe tickets are now on sale for the August run on the Assembly Festival website.

 

The Cabaret Geek presents ‘Songs’

Paulus and his song-writing partner, Jordan Paul Clarke will be performing evening of original compositions on Thursday May 19th at 9:15pm at the Crazy Coqs in London and you can buy tickets here!

Whilst we wait for the Twenties to Roar once more, immerse yourself in a stripped-back evening of piano and voice as two of the most exciting voices in cabaret and musical theatre come together to share their own, self-penned works of satire, comedy, heart-break and revolution live on stage.

Paulus featured on Diary of a Wannabe Human podcast

Belle Fin has a lovely podcast called ‘Diary of a Wannabe Human’ and on April 4th, Belle went to Tamasine Kimber’s new show ‘She’s So Love-Lee’ at the Toulouse Lautrec, and caught up with Tamasine’s mentor Paulus to chat about the show afterwards.

 

Grace Dent and the Looking For Me Friend tea towel

Comfort Eating is a weekly podcast where food critic and writer, Grace Dent interviews celebrities on all things food, food memories, and meaning. Talking about people’s guilty pleasures and food memories leads to some really insightful and entertaining chat.

In this weekend’s Guardian ‘Feast’ magazine, Grace talked about what she’s learned from Comfort Eating, her guests having told her about childhood, class, love and more.  AND, she marvellously sported a Looking For Me Friend tea towel in the photo shoot for the piece! Check this out!

Doesn’t she wear it well?! And what’s even more exciting is that you can buy one (or several!) for you or as Christmas presents for loved ones when they go back on sale in the shop this week.

Looking For Me Friend Tea Towel!

The first official piece of ‘Looking For Me Friend’ merch is revealed!

This stunning distillation of the rich and hilarious lexicon created by Victoria Wood, and fuelled even today by her legions of fans, has been lovingly put together by Paulus in collaboration with fellow Woodie, graphic designer Luke Benjamin (he of the TikTok videos) from an original idea by The Cabaret Geek himself.

Proudly displayed in custard yellow over hot pink our ‘WoodWords’ couldn’t look any barmier on this high quality, superior cotton tea towel. The perfect stocking filler, with limited run of just 500 available before Christmas – so grab one now – better still, grab three!

£9.99 incl. p&p within mainland UK (second class large letter). BUY HERE!

Future products from the same line in 2022 will include: Tote bag, coasters, tee-shirts, posters and more.

Scents and Sensibility

Once upon a time, potpourri was a popular way to freshen up a space. Now, for some, it feels a bit like the lava lamp of fragrance: an outdated fad from a bygone decade.

So, why was potpourri so popular in the 1980’s, and what happened to it? Did the trend dry up… or just evolve?

NHPR explores the transformation of potpourri, from the fermented mush of the Victorian era to the perfumed and colourful bag of pine cones of the eighties, and talks to a few of the people (including Paulus!) still making potpourri today.

Burlesque: Freedom! Stage Review

Burlesque: Freedom! – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay, Sat 17 July

‘From the moment compère and queer drag diva extraordinaire Paulus stepped foot onto the stage, we knew we were in for one hell of a romp – talk about starting as you mean to go on. One of his opening numbers was The Masochism Tango by the brilliant Tom Lehrer, setting the tone perfectly as he hit the high notes with the ease of a seasoned pro aching to get back into those heels and in front of an audience.’

Read the full review here.