Artform presents

The Martini Encounter

and special guests in…

Not So Much a Variety Show, More a Mid-life Crisis


Is your alter ego a cabaret turn? Calling all would-be contortionists, ageing ballerinas, opera singers, magicians and all novelty acts in between – we need you!

Our February production will be an hilarious, musical, gin-fuelled cacophony of cabaret, hosted by The Martini Encounter who transport us to their seedy, end of the pier, well past it’s sell-by date variety show.

In the jaded and threadbare world of this trio, Binkie, Maud and Colin are three washed up has-beens on the post-apocalyptic shores of light entertainment. Flaunting their ‘distinctive’ blend of show tunes and hits by the likes of Talking Heads, Blur and Bonnie Tyler, they celebrate their former ‘careers’ in what could very loosely be described as ‘show business’ accompanied by their ukuleles and Colin’s impressive organ.  

Following a triumphant run at The Pleasance in Edinburgh, The Martini Encounter bring their variety show to Broadway (Catford) for three nights of glorious entertainment featuring a number of guest acts.

Naughty…hugely enjoyable…in perfect harmony’

The Times

‘They are fantastic! Although I was very drunk on the night I saw them’

Audience Member, Croydon


The Martini Encounter have appeared at numerous cabaret and comedy dives and at Glastonbury, Latitude and Edinburgh Festivals plus appearances at Brighton Dome, Leicester Square, Bloomsbury and The Pleasance theatres. 

Want to join the mayhem?! If you have an act already or an idea for one, we want to hear from you! Come along to our Ideas Forum on

Sunday 7th January at 2pm, in the Medhurst Room, Wickham Halls,

Sussex Road, West Wickham.


What you need to know:

·         The four performances are on 8th/9th/10th February at the Broadway Studio Theatre, Catford

·         You will need to be available to rehearse on Sunday mornings through January, and on 4th February.

·         The show will contain strong language & adult content.