The Iconic Windmill Theatre Releases Official Statement In Response To Recent License News & Launches New Show STUNNING
In light of the recent license renewal news, the historic Soho club Windmill Theatre have released an official statement.
A representative from Windmill says "The Windmill is still open to all its customers and we are appealing against the Magistrates Court’s decision on renewing our license. We are deeply saddened and disappointed about the recent news, we have been compliant with our license conditions and will continue to trade whilst we appeal the decision."
The Windmill, Ben Bunce, Gary Murphy and Joel Marvin Productions will be launching a new Revue Show ‘Stunning’ every Sunday for 4 weeks from 25th November.
Stunning will have its world premiere at the iconic Windmill International and will be a strictly limited run on Sundays from 25 November until 16 December, this new Sunday night revue show will be the first in over 50 years.
Stunning takes inspiration from the biggest Parisian revues and Vegas shows to the darkest back street cabarets in Soho. With a nod to the Windmill’s beginnings in 1930s, the show will be a stunning celebration of diversity and inclusion set in the glamour and sparkle of an iconic historical venue in the heart of the west end.
The ’Stunning’ cast of glamorous Showgirls, glittering drag Queens and captivating male dancers will lead you on a journey that encapsulates the Golden age of the Windmill, popular drag culture and the future of London Revue shows, with their original acts and special guest entertainment.
The gentlemen's club was immortalised in the 2005 movie Mrs Henderson Presents, starring Judi Dench and Bob Hoskins. The film told of how the Windmill theatre became the first nightspot in the capital to stage nude revues in 1932.
The Windmill has Hosted some of the biggest names in British show business during its colourful 80-year history. Peter Sellers, Harry Seacombe, Tony Hancock and Bruce Forsyth all began their comedy careers at the venue when variety shows were a feature of the entertainment.
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