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Mat Ricardo's Christmas Cabaret

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The cream of the world’s cabaret stars come together for a very special one-off show!

Mat Ricardo has invited some of his favourite performers from the worlds of circus, burlesque, magic and music to come to the Norwich Playhouse for a night of thrills, skills, spectacle, glamour and silliness!

Your host,  Mat Ricardo

Expect big laughs, serious skills, and, of course, the unexpected.

Anna Fur Laxis 

Burlesque top 50 named her as one of the top 5 in the world, she placed 1st runner up at Miss Exotic World in Las Vegas, and she has wowed audiences from Shanghai to Helsinki, New York, Tokyo and anywhere else they can handle her!

Her work entertains, titillates, and challenges – and uses humour, history, sensuality, and a sexuality ranging from delicate to aggressive, to explore consent, and the issues experienced by women and marginalised people to question and challenge the underpinnings of Patriarchy.

Lili La Scala

Cabaret queen and diva of vintage songs, ‘The Songbird of Trafalgar Square’ has been delighting audiences worldwide since she finished her training at one of London’s top conservatoires. With a combination of a vintage pin-up girl figure, the face like a star of the silver screen and the voice of an angel, she will enthral and delight you.

Billy Kidd

Billy has performed her ground-breaking magic on stages, streets and screens in every corner of the world. TV appearances include Masters of Illusion, The Science Of Magic, and Wizard Wars, where she received the only standing ovation of the series from judges Penn & Teller.

She was the recipient of the 2021 Allan Slaight award for International Rising Star.


Important information

Age recommendation: 18+

Ticket Price: £21

Friends – 5% off
Best Friends and Gold Friends – 10% off





“This showman deserves your applause”
The Guardian

“Mat Ricardo is amazing!”
HRH King Charles III

The Evening Standard


“Guaranteed to give your heart trouble”



“Exquisite opera-diva-cum-rock-star”
21st Century Burlesque



“Billy Kidd manages to fuse sleight of hand, comedy, and theatre into something unique and unforgettable. But it’s the element of theatre that makes her different.”
Broadway World





Eat & Drink

A fantastic, friendly space serving real ales from local breweries, German lagers on tap, delicious wines, exotic tea and coffee and splendid small snacks.

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