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2018 DATES

“Viva La Camp!” - Colchester Arts Centre

Saturday 24th Feb. 7.30pm. 2018.

Watch the feathers and sequins fly as The Sequin Society take you on a journey of unashamedly camp, glamorous fun.

Alice d’Lumiere joint comperes with the amazing Nicola Goodchild. Amidst the music, comedy and madness Alice will be performing some show-stopping excerpts from her

“Illuminating Alice” performances.

“Is This The Right Show for an Argument?”

Sunday 25th February, 7.30pm.

The Headgate Theatre, Colchester. 14 Chapel Street

North, Colchester, Essex CO2 7AT

Box Office:  01206 366000

Darren Gooding rejoins the Mayor’s Troupe for a second evening of hilarious classic sketches, comedy songs and brand new material in aid of the Mayor of Colchester’s Charities.



Wednesday 2nd May. 8pm Pay What You Can.

Spoken Word Artist and "Part Time Girl", Alice d’Lumiere joins a host of other exciting artists testing out short new ideas for shows. This 10 minute scratch piece fuses recent ideas with brand new material to explore two complimentary issues: the need for the gender-fluid performer to find their own voice and the decision to also fit in through non-verbal forms of self expression.

Lavender Hill, London, SW11 5TN BOX OFFICE: 020 7223 2223

Alice d’Lumiere presents… “THE QUEEN STREET BREW HOUSE CABARET NIGHT” Saturday 16th June. 7pm onwards. Alice comperes as well as performing some brand new sketches for this popular event in Colchester’s most vibrant little performance venue. Expect music, comedy, dance and maybe even some magic…

Free entry.

Queen Street Brewhouse, 7-9 Queen St, Colchester CO1 2PG

“Tales from Leopold Thorn” at BresSteam 2018. Saturday 7th - Sunday 8th July

Bressingham Steam and Gardens Low Road, Diss, Norfolk IP22 2AA Enquiries: 01379 686900

Darren performs storytelling and magic at the fourth Bressteam.

“Illuminating Alice” at Norwich Pride 2018

Saturday 28th July, 2018.

Alice d’Lumiere will be giving a full platform performance of her dynamic, celebratory work as part of this year’s program of community events. Expect poetry, comedy and just a little burlesque!


“Steampunk Poetry” at

The Surrey Steampunk Convivial XIII.

Sunday 29th July.

Darren Gooding returns to compere duties with more comedy and Steampunk Poetry.

The Royal Oak & Christ Church, 90 / 91 Coombe Road, New Maldon KT3 4RD

“Colchester Has Pride”

Saturday 18th August, 2018, Firstsite Colchester.

Alice d’Lumiere performs excerpts from her work at Colchester’s very own LGBT event. Organised by Outhouse East.


“Tales from Leopold Thorn”

Saturday 1st September

at Crossness Engines Steampunk Convivial III.

Darren returns to storytelling for Crossness. For information about this amazing venue and event visit the Crossness Engines website.

“Tales from Leopold Thorn”

At “Steampunk Essextradordinaire IV!”

The Museum of Power, Hatfield Road, Langford, Maldon Essex. CM9 6QA

Sunday 16th September.

Box Office: 01621 843183

“Steampunk Poetry” at

The Surrey Steampunk Convivial XIV.

Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th October.

More Poetry, more comedy, more teapot racing with Darren Gooding.

The Royal Oak & Christ Church, 90 / 91 Coombe Road, New Maldon KT3 4RD