Today we meet Paulus … again. Our gorgeous host has been with us since September and before that they have popped into Luscious Cabaret many times to try out new songs.
We particulary loved the month they came to Luscious as part of Nasty Blouse and played the Farrow & Ball game. We highly recommend you come visit Luscious Cabaret and share in the love of Paulus (they even have a brooch that says love on their jacket).
So what is it that Paulus does for fun? How did the Paulus stage name come about? What is it that they love about cabaret? Only one way to find out and that’s to read on …
When you have a day off, what do you do for fun?
I am currently in the throes of making candles out of old bits of candle that did not burn to the bottom. I’ve got a bucketful. Soon the trees in my garden will bloom with plums and pears and I shall start harvesting them for jams and chutneys, and the rose petals from my garden will all need drying and turning into pot pourri come Autumn. That, and world domination, obvs.
How did you choose your stage name?
I was nicknamed Paulus by a girlfriend (yes, I was shocked too!) at the age of 13. Fast-forward 30 years and I discover that I shared the name with a French Music Hall performers from the 1800s who was very popular in old London taaaahn. So, it seemed like fate.
What’s the craziest moment you’ve experienced as a performer?
I did a gig once in the late 90s where all the performers were paid handsomely, treated fairly, nobody heckled and we all were in bed by 10pm, sober. That was pretty crazy.
What do you love most about the cabaret community?
We’re misfits. We gather together in this clearing we call cabaret having discovered that the other paths and walkways in the forest were too prescriptive as to who could join. We dance and sing and celebrate our lack of conformity in this clearing in the woods.
Come and join us in our luscious clearing. The misfits of London and beyond are welcome to join in this fun night of burlesque, drag and music …