Jonny Woo

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Jonny Wooster (Jonny Woo) is one of London’s leading figures in cabaret and alternative variety confirmed by his new ‘Un-Royal Variety’, which raised the roof of a packed house at The Hackney Empire, November 2016, and is programmed for an even bigger return next year. As well as curating and directing a bill of top London talent he premiered an excerpt of ‘Brexit, The Musical’, which he is writing with Richard Thomas (Jerry Springer, The Opera) for 2017. 

Jonny has created large scale shows and solo work since 2003 with residencies at The Soho Theatre and ICA and commissions for one off events with The National Theatre and The Royal Opera House. Most recently he created and toured his East London Lecture, a verbatim show about gentrification. Other work incorporates spoken word and storytelling, usually with Woo decked out in his finest drag regalia for which he is best known.

Jonny is at the heart of London’s counter culture and draws upon his vast network of performers to create spectacles at major festivals including Glastonbury, Latitude and Lovebox. His pub The Glory has become the focal point of London’s queer cultural underground and as such he is a go to spokesman for commentary on off beat culture (BBC4 How To Be Bohemian).

Jonny Woo is a true polymath and chameleon, having acted in productions of Suddenly Last Summer (Mrs Venables) and a solo performance of The Tell Tale Heart, as well as channeling Lou Reed in his theatrical interpretation of Reed’s album ‘Transformer’.

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