A Forties Dame

A Forties Dame

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Location London
Starting from £540
3 Reviews

A truly authentic 1940s cabaret act that will have everyone laughing and crying with her beautiful voice and comedic banter.

  • Highlights
  • A cabaret style show that combines singing with an interactive comedy element.
  • Authentic costumes with a selection available including wartime
  • Four piece band option also available for creating bespoke line-ups
  • Covering all the classic songs of the bygone and wartime era

About


A Forties Dame is one 3rd of a sucesssful close harmony trio Femmes of the Forties who have performed at HMS Belfast, Twinwood Festival, The Victoria & Albert Museum, Goodwood Revival and Ronnie Scotts to name a few. She is no stranger to entertaining and being the comedienne of group this sharp witted broad has branched out on her own to offer her very own unique solo cabaret act. She will have you on your feet dancing and singing and if you don't come to her she'll come to you and is even known to sit on the fellas laps and serenade them. Expect audience participation, classic songs from the 1940s and lots of laughs. You will also end up riding on your own Chattanooga Choo!

A professional singer and musician for 15 years, A Forties Dame has had both West End, film and TV performing experience. As well as this she has been fortunate to perform at prestigous music venues around the world with various acts so rest assured you will be getting a true professional! 

A Forties Dame also does a vintage Mrs Santa act which incorporates the above and some classic Christmas Songs with her own unique twist.

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Repertoire


Setlist Example

  • L.O.V.E
  • Let There be Love
  • That Ole Devil Called Love
  • Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar
  • It's a Good Day
  • Let's Call the Whole Thing Off
  • New York, New York
  • Gee Baby, Aint I Good to You
  • Get Happy
  • Too Darn Hot
  • It Had to be You
  • Why Don't You Do Right?
  • Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (of Company B)
  • Don't fence Me In
  • Button Up Your Overcoat
  • Ev'ry time we say Goodbye
  • Chattanooga Choo Choo
  • Let's Face the Music & Dance
  • How D'ya Like Your Eggis in the Morning?
  • Puttin' on the Ritz
  • Ac-Cent-Chu-Ate the Positive
  • Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree
  • Someone to Watch Over Me
  • I Wanna Be Like You
  • I Wanna Be Loved By You
  • That's Amore
  • Sway
  • Swing on a Star
  • Cheek to Cheek
  • Dream a little Dream of Me
  • Single Ladies

Christmas Set (as Mrs Santa)

  • Winter Wonderland
  • Let it Snow
  • Last Christmas
  • White Christmas
  • The Christmas Song
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  • Don't Sit Under the Christmas Tree
  • Santa Baby
  • Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
  • I'd Like to Hitch a Ride with Santa Claus
  • Here Comes Santa Claus
  • Santa Claus is Comin' to Town
Line-Up

  • Solo to backing tracks
  • Solo with a 4 piece band
  • Solo with pianist 

3 Reviews

Top reviews

Rosaleen Littlejohn

Event: Birthday Party
Location: London
5/5

Excellent entertainer, got the whole of the audience involved. Really a good act I would have her again.


Bernice Krantz

Event: Other
Location: London
5/5

Anna was fantastic! - We loved her and had great feedback from our guests. Thanks.


Amy L

Event: Venue Club
Location: London
5/5

A fantastic singer who really set the atmosphere and gave us quite a few laughs, not to mention a great singer. All in all a brilliant way to spend an afternoon. Tip top.


    Pricing

    We give you a bespoke price based on the exact location of your event. The pricing below is based on a central location for your area so you have an idea of what your price will be. The exact price will be given in the booking process after you’ve provided the location details.

    East
    • Cambridgeshire £540
    • Norfolk £540
    • Norwich £540
    • Suffolk £540
    East Midlands
    • Derbyshire £600
    • Leicestershire £600
    • Lincolnshire £600
    • Northamptonshire £600
    • Nottinghamshire £600
    • Rutland £600
    Foreign Locations
    • Europe £1500
    • Rest of the world £3000
    North East
    • Durham £744
    • East Yorkshire £744
    • Leeds £744
    • North Yorkshire £744
    • Northumberland £744
    • South Yorkshire £744
    • Tyne and Wear £744
    • West Yorkshire £744
    • Yorkshire £744
    North West
    • Cheshire £660
    • Cumbria £660
    • Lancashire £660
    • Liverpool £660
    • Manchester £660
    • Merseyside £660
    South East
    • Bedfordshire £540
    • Berkshire £540
    • Buckinghamshire £540
    • East Sussex £540
    • Essex £540
    • Hampshire £540
    • Hertfordshire £540
    • Isle of Wight £540
    • Kent £540
    • London £540
    • Middlesex £540
    • Oxfordshire £540
    • Surrey £540
    • Sussex £540
    • West Sussex £540
    South West
    • Bath £540
    • Bristol £660
    • Cornwall £720
    • Devon £660
    • Dorset £660
    • Somerset £660
    • Wiltshire £660
    Wales
    • Anglesey £720
    • Brecon £720
    • Caernarvonshire £720
    • Cardiff £720
    • Cardigan £720
    • Carmarthen £720
    • Denbigh £720
    • Flint £720
    • Glamorgan £720
    • Monmouth £720
    • Pembroke £720
    • Wrexham £720
    West Midlands
    • Birmingham £720
    • Gloucestershire £660
    • Herefordshire £660
    • Shropshire £660
    • Staffordshire £720
    • Warwickshire £720
    • Worcestershire £720

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    FAQs

    Do you bring all of your own equipment?
    Yes, I come by car and can provide a full PA system, vintage mic and radio mic for the cabaret sets. 

    What does the guide price include?
    It includes 30 minutes of background music (if required), 2x30-40 minutes of cabaret (or 1 hour straight) and 30 minutes of music in between sets and after, if needed. It also includes providing all of my own equipment. Should you have a PA system already the price would be less. 

    Do you offer a selection of outfits?
    Yes I have a selection of vintage 1940s style dresses as well as American uniforms such as WASP overalls and Nurses Corp (see pictures).

    Can you play 1940s music before, after and between sets?
    Absolutely I have a fantastic selection of music.

    Can you perform with a live band?
    Oh yes and they are fantastic. I usually perform with a 4 piece but do have a larger band if necessary. Please ask for a quote. 

    Is your show interactive?
    Yes my show is based around comedy and audience interaction, I like to meet and interact with everyone in the room as much as possible and get them totally involved in the show. It is very much a comedic cabaret act as well as me singing fabulous songs from the 1940s.

    Do you do requests?
    Yes, providing the song is from the era I am happy to learn a song of your choice or 'pick on' a specific member of your group to serenade.

    What do I need to provide? 
    All I need is access to power and an area to set up my equipment as well as a car parking space. If it is an evening performance, a hot meal would be most welcome. 

    Are you a family friendly act?
    The act is very cheeky, depending on the audience but if you let me know whether children will be at your event I can tailor it a little more to them and make it less risque.

    Are we able to use your equipment for speeches?
    On most occassions this is fine, but this would have to be arranged in advance and may incur an additional charge. 

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