I Need to Cher is the world’s only immersive Cher-themed informative feminist cabaret night. Using interactive activities; feminist performance; and informative presentations - a menagerie of Chers take the audience through a journey that spans Cher's six decade influence on popular culture. Voted Time Out's 6th best night out in London.
The show is DIY, unashamed in its love and passion for Cher and what she stands for as a feminist hero. The first instalment included the audience mounting men dressed as cannons; a twitter response from Cher herself and a two week Cher-induced high for all those in attendance.
Expect the ghost of Sonny Bono, five star drag and interpretive horse dance. All attendees will graduate the night with a level 3 qualification in Cher and a dance party (55% Cher).I Need to Cher has sold out every show it has done so far and is open to absolutely everyone who needs to Cher.
“The single most charming thing I've ever seen.”
“You’ve created queer heaven.”
“I just saw a female wrestler dressed as Cher through Sonny over her fucking head while lip syncing I've Got you babe. How am I still awake?”
“The most unprofessional performance I've ever seen and I loved every minute of it.”
I Need to Cher has a core cast of Chers (Heather and a 72 slide presentation), but the main purpose of the show is to showcase feminist, queer and exciting performance art.
So far we have sold out shows at the Resistance Gallery and The Old Nuns' Head. And have had a two night run at Camden People's Theatre as part of SPILL festival; as well as packing out the Cabaret tent at Latitude 2018.
We have had some amazing people grace our stage and are always searching for new faces, past Cherers have included:
That Ray Filar
Tizzy Von Tassel
Cher enthusiast Alice Saville wrote a wonderful piece on the show ahead of our run at CPT.
I Need to Cher will be looking to expand everywhere in 2019. We have three formats of show that can be suited to any venue or audience:
1/ Full I Need to Cher
2 hours cabaret show themed around Chers' life including audience participation and Cher gradutation ceremony. Followed by Cher-only or Cher heavy disco.
2/ I Need to Cher theatre show
1 hour stage show with key Cher cast including cabaret, stand up and level 3 Cher qualification
3/ I Need to Cher power hour
1 hour of Cher tunes with 4 cabaret performances in between
Prices vary depending on length of show and number of performers required.
Shows are suitable for an older audience - 14 plus as long as parents don't mind swearing and the odd nipple slip.
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