A torch song is traditionally a sentimental love song in which the singer laments an unrequited or lost love; providing a shoulder upon which the audience rests their collective broken hearts. And we've all been there.

Torchbearer is the stunning new show celebrating this genre, featuring the internationally renowned recording artist, jazz noir superstar and male contralto, Graham J, accompanied by Ian Elmslie on the piano, formerly of award-winning cabaret duo Katrina and The Boy and author of the acclaimed book A Marvellous Party.

The evening features songs that are all traditionally sung by women and drawn from an eclectic roll-call of songwriters, that explore the myriad of joys and woes inherent within relationships, the blissful simplicity and the dreaded complications of love.

From off-Broadway to inner city bedsit, from reimagined standards to original compositions, from laughter to tears and everything in between... expect the unexpected.

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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