"The show is excellently delivered by a brilliant Joan Vázquez both as an actor and a musician" - Time Out

Meet Paquito Alonso; flamenco dancer, comedian, transvestite… artist! From his childhood in post-war Spain - wandering the Paralelo cabarets wishing to be a star - to a career in the States getting to perform at the best venues in New York and Vegas; this is the true story of Alonso. One of relentless determination, he goes on a quest to find a place in the world where he could be who he truly was in times of repression.

Paquito Forever is a new musical written by Fran Arráez and Gerard Alonso and directed by Victor Alvaro. After rave reviews from his London debut at Crazy Coqs in 2017 with Something's Coming: a Sondheim Tribute and his acclaimed New York City debut at Feinstein's/54 Below, Joan Vázquez is thrilled to present Paquito Forever.

Vázquez - accompanied on the piano by Gerard Alonso, and joined by Peter Caulfield - brings an evening of stand-up comedy, flamenco, blues, jazz, dancing and a tiny little bit of cross-dressing. Don't miss the chance to meet the endearing Paquito Alonso and discover this awe-inspiring true story of big dreams and courage.

"Joan Vázquez gives the best performance of his career to this day" - En Platea

Paquito Forver - A New Musical
Music by Gerard Alonso
Book by Fran Arráez
Lyrics by Fran Arráez, Roser Batalla, Frank Capdet and Joan Vázquez
Book and Lyrics adapted into English by Joan Vázquez
Directed by Victor Alvaro
Choreography by Beália Guerra
Piano by Gerard Alonso
Performed by Joan Vázquez and featuring Peter Caulfield

Should you wish to enjoy dinner or a light bite to eat before or after your show, Brasserie Zédel is located just across the foyer from Crazy Coqs. To book a table, please call 020 7734 4888 or visit us online at


Before and during the shows, cocktails, wines, champagnes and snacks are available. We would also encourage you to enjoy a meal in the Brasserie before or after a performance.


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