As well as full length theatrical shows, Gimcrack also have a number of vaudevillian double acts available for cabarets, variety shows and corporate events. Each act is 5 - 10 minutes long and incorporates the performers unique blend of music, dance, quick wit and vintage aesthetic. Whether it's a live version of a cute 1920s silent film or a macabre demonstration of the body entering rigor mortis, Gimcrack's slick professionalism and undeniable charisma will enchant your audience and make your event shine.
Members of Gimcrack are also available to hire as solo artists and comperes; please enquire for more details.
It's the roaring 20's, and Rosie arrives in Hollywood looking to be a star! But can she impress the big shot Producer? Done in the style of a silent film with placards, mime, and a belly dance finale. (5 mins)
The Rigor Mortis Tango
Death enthusiast and guide to the post-mortem, Driscoll Bleak, gives an in-depth description of what happens to the body in the hours after death to the bewildered and stiffening Eleanor Hush. Live music, lyrical locutions, dark desires and a little decomposition collide in this dramatic dance with death. (7 mins)
The Jazz Dancer
Silent movie stars Rosie and George run into trouble when the latest craze, the talkie, starts to take over. Will they find their voices and join the cinematic revolution? Done in the style of a silent film with placards, dance, a live music tribute to Al Jolson and more Singin' in the Rain references than you can count! (6 mins)