Boas + burlesque @ Peacock Bar, Clapham

They were playing Whitney Houston when we first went in the Peacock Bar last night and that’s not good. That’s really not good at all. I’m known to be placid but there’s something about the high-pitched warbling, wailing screeches of Whitney Houston and – even worse – Maria Carey that makes me want to start throwing furniture. It sends me over the edge.

Trying to get to the bar for a compensatory drink didn’t help much. From the info and pictures on their website, I expected the Peacock to be quite big. However, it’s a fairly small pub that – at 8:30pm – was already jam-packed full of hen and birthday parties.

On the plus side, entry’s free, it’s open til 2am, it’s a friendly crowd and fun atmosphere, the busy bar staff are great once you get served, and the entertainment is excellent. The burlesque act on at 10pm was very entertaining: Kiki Kaboom mimed along to numbers like I just want to make love to you and performed a ‘Chav act’ with cheeky charisma and humour.

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Crooning along with the rat-pack singer and dancing with our feather boas, it was straight onto the stage for Showbiz Soo!

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Overall, I had a top night out in great company. I’ll go back but I won’t rush.

More:
~ Sue’s visit to London in pictures
~ Kiki Kaboom’s Chav act
~ Showbiz Soo + West Yorkshire Playhouse on BBC news

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