Cabaret act will be the host of variety show

Joe Black, burlesque performer at The Kings Theatre, ''Picture: Paul Jacobs  (131698-1)
Joe Black, burlesque performer at The Kings Theatre, ''Picture: Paul Jacobs (131698-1)
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A CABARET and musical extrarodinaire will be the host for a variety show.

Joe Black will be hosting The Southsea Show’s Saturday Night Seaside Special Show on August 3.

The variety show is one of many events which are taking place over the weekend and the appointment of Joe Black has got the organisers excited.

Nicole Geddes, who has helped organise the show, said: ‘We are all really looking forward to what Joe Black can bring to the show.

‘We decided to ask him for his uniqueness and because we know he will add his own flair to the show.

‘He is not going to be the normal host because he’s a performer.

‘What he’ll bring to the show will be different to any other host.

‘He has a lot of surprises planned to really engage the audience and bring that extra spice to the show.’

Nicole added that his speciality is getting involved with the crowd and making them feel like part of the show.

Joe is a regular resident at the Kings Theatre, in Albert Road, and has performed across the south.

He is well-known for his usual roles as a compere and the master of ceremonies in the weird and wonderful show House of Burlesque.

He has also travelled the world performing in Australia and America.

Joining Joe in The Saturday Night Seaside Special Show will also be 90s pop sensation, Chesney Hawkes.

As previously reported in The News, Chesney Hawkes will be performing his number one hit The One and Only as well as other covers.

Alongside him will be a magician, tribute acts, acrobatics and illusionists.

There will also be show girls performing during each act.

Nicole added: ‘We are really excited for the show now.

‘The big top will be going up soon and we have more acts confirmed which should make for a great show.

‘We’re just all really looking forward to it now.’

The Southsea Show has returned this year after being dropped in 2007.

Taking place on August 3, the weekend-long festival will have a range of activities including gardening demonstrations and competitions, stalls, a carousel, petting zoo and sport activities.