" If one were to melt down the very essence of Hollywood, Broadway, cabaret and camp into one large, human shaped vat, stirred in glitter, sauce, sweat and tears, wound it up and sent it cartwheeling out on stage like some manic Minnelli-lovin' Frankenstein's monster, you would have the "divine" Howard Samuels, a man surely born to play Rocky Horror's Frank-n-Furter. Which of course he has.For this man is entertainment, in all its tragic, loveable, desperate, wounded glory." Paul Whitelaw - The Metro
"..one of London's outstanding cabaret performers" Lisa Martland - Musical Stages
Last year Howard Samuels, Lucy Dixon and Gary Jerry performed their Fran Landesman cabaret 'Invade my Privacy' at Crazy Coqs to sell out houses. This year Howard is delighted to return with his solo cabaret 'Live and Tripping'. Covering the waterfront from Bowie to Broadway, Sondheim to the Kinks, Tom Waits to the Flintstones. Nothing is sacred. No composer safe.
Howard has just completed a 9 month UK tour playing Uncle Max in Bill Kenwright's 5* production of 'The Sound of Music'. His West End credits include 'Tonight's the Night', 'The Rocky Horror Show', 'Dear Anyone', 'Fred Astaire: His Daughter's Tribute' as well as the London premiere's of 'A Catered Affair' and 'The Roar of the Greasepaint, The Smell of the Crowd'
Once again accompanied by the silver fingers of Gary Jerry ' Live and Tripping' is the perfect post Valentine's Day cabaret. Whether licking your wounds or feeling showered with love this high octane cabaret takes you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions. Hilarious, irreverent and genuinely heart warming.