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.
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. We are a flexible group - we've produced everything from Arts Council funded plays to queer all night parties. If you'd like us at your venue - please get in touch xx
We have had some amazing people grace our stage and are always searching for new faces, past Cherers have included:
That Ray Filar
Bolly Ditz Dolly
Tizzy Von Tassel
House of Mirth
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Our main vehicle for Chering is our wildly popular and completely nuts cabaret night. It's where we started and where we live our best Cher lives.
Past venues have included the Resistance Gallery, Latitude Festival, VFD, The Old Nuns' Head and the Chateau.
How does Cher remain so ageless and incredible? What wisdom can she bestow that will help us survive the next seven decades? In the midst of a global pandemic, join solo Cher in her Malibu Bunker as she takes you through the story of her life, offering five key tips on how to live forever.
" If you’re looking for a shot of hope at a seemingly dreadful time, I urge you to dive into such artwork." George Collins for a Younger Theatre
" At one point the phrase “Until you’re ready to look foolish, you’ll never have the possibility of being great” is projected onto the wall. These are indeed valuable tips for all of us, not just how to survive the apocalypse, but rather how to survive life itself. " Johnny Ward for Queer Guru
" And the ultimate mantra is, of course, also indebted to the same song. How to Survive the Cherpocalypse asks us to believe in life after lockdown. And after an hour in the presence of such inspiring silliness, it feels impossible to believe anything else. " Scott Matthewman for Review Hub
How to Survive the Cherpocalypse : The Cherona Edit
A bizarrely crafted online offering of the stage show, that was ironically postponed due to the actual apocalypse
Featuring Tizzy Von Tassel, Rebecca Biscuit, Vijay Patel, Beatrix Carlotta and many other Chers
One Night in Cher
Attic Arts Club
A sojourn in to the relaxation tips of Cher, including a DJ set with the Ghost of Sonny Bono
As part of SHIFT festival, I Need to Cher presented their first full length stage show. A run down of the highlights of Chers' career, presented by Bandenburg, featuring Vijay Patel and Rebecca Biscuit.
Read Alice Saville's preview in Time Out here