The Festive Footsie Club
Nestled away in the Grade II listed grandeur of Birmingham’s Old Joint Stock you will find The Footsie Club - with a frisky festive feel this Christmas!
Bask in the secluded decadence of the elegant venue for an exclusive evening of the most delectable femme fatales, quirky comedy, and extraordinary performances to surprise and delight you, up close, and personal.
The cream of the UK’s cabaret scene has been personally selected by host Stage Door Johnny with the sole purpose of discovering performers to set pulses racing and tongues wagging. With a stellar line-up of acts, get your tickets now for the show that is set to be the talk of the town!
01 December 2016 at 8pm
Tina T'urner: Tea Lady & Friends
Join musical character comedian Tracey Collins as she returns to The Old Joint Stock with her award winning act Tina T'urner Tea Lady plus a range of new characters in this high octane and utterly hilarious show. Expect hit songs, off the wall characters, quick changes and simply the best tea in town.
This show follows a sell our debut run of Tina T'urner Tea Lady at The Edinburgh Festival & hit performances at Bestival & Latitude Festivals.
Winner Best Newcomer London Cabaret Awards New Act Of The Year And Musical Comedy Awards Finalist Musical Comedy Awards Finalist 2013 Funny Women Awards Semi Finalist 2013
'A remarkable tour de force- she generates waves of laughter' ARTHUR SMITH
'A glorious Eighties throwback. This camp alter-ego of Tracey Collins embodies the spirit of alternative cabaret'- CHORTLE
'Mrs Overall meets Beyonce: A definite Crowd Pleaser'- BEYOND THE JOKE
'A Surreal & Wonderful experience' - TO DO LIST
'A Satisfying, side-splitting combination'- THE GAY UK
A parody, not affiliated with Tina Turner.
02 December 2016 at 8pm
The Gin Tasting Group are enthusiasts, sharing gin knowledge through our gin tasting experience in Birmingham, Warwickshire and the West Midlands.
Our Gin Masterclass is great value for money at £25.00 per head, which includes a perfectly made G&T, a talk through the history of gin and a tutored tasting of 6 gins from small independent producers.
We love our gin, and we love to share all that we know about the production, history and service of this wonderful spirit.
We begin the evening with a perfectly made G&T then there is a tutored tasting of a range of gins from small artisan producers. The line up of gins changes with each event, so if you book on again, you get to try a whole new lineup.
29 Oct - 17 Dec 2016
The Twelve Days of Christmas
The Twelve Days of Christmas follows Miss Elizabeth Fairfax and her rather unusual Christmas of 1895. It is the eve before Christmas and Miss Elizabeth Fairfax – a single lady who lives a most ordinary life – receives a house call from a Mr Edward Fitzwilliam and his carol singers. Mr Edward Fitzwilliam is at once enchanted by Miss Elizabeth’s beauty and decides, right then and there, that he will marry Miss Fairfax. But since she is a most charming and dear creature, Edward decides that ‘no ordinary wooing will do.’
But will Mr Fitzwilliam ever win Elizabeth’s heart? Will Miss Fairfax’s estate ever return to normal? And where has Cooky gone? Watch in delight as Miss Fairfax tries to cope with a few ‘extraordinary’ presents and THE MOST RIDICULOUS 12 DAYS of her life…
Distraction’s blend of innovative new writing, absurd humour and an entire improvised scene, makes our most popular Christmas show a unique experience to bring you that warm fuzzy festive feeling.
07 Dec - 09 Dec 2016
Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer
Mr.B The Gentleman Rhymer brings his ongoing quest to reconnect Hip-Hop with manners and the Queen’s English to Birmingham!
Mr.B has taken Chap-Hop to the four corners of the world, from its humble beginnings in Surrey to Europe, the U.S, Japan and even the Arctic circle. Nowhere is safe from his music hall gentrification!
With his trusty banjolele in hand, Mr.B pontificates upon such important subjects as Cricket, high society, pipe smoking, occasion-appropriate footwear, the Corinthian spirit, the current state of hip-hop and the correct time to arrive at an orgy.
All this alongside interpretations from the golden ages of rap, rave and indie and some old folk songs to boot!
Mr.B has built a reputation as a must-see live act at festivals about the UK and elsewhere and has gained a growing and dedicated following, including some highprofile politicians who will remain nameless, even though the result was his historic appearance on Newsnight.
Do come and join the Dandy Revolution!
'There is no other act quite like him.' The Public Reviews
'An upbeat hour of cleverly twisted rap at its most inoffensive...It’s difficult to beat the 30-years-of-hip-hop-condensed-into-five-minutes
medley.' This is Cabaret
'Genius...he is justified in proclaiming himself a ‘maestro of the ukulele’. Edinburgh Spotlight
'He positively pops with infectious energy...hilarious, original, rapid-fire material, delivered in a signature upper-class cadence. Go, see.' The Herald
10 December 2016 at 8pm
Christmas By Candlelight
Join us on the two Sunday's before Christmas for our annual Christmas by Candlelight.
Hosted by our resident Musical Theatre Company, this event has quickly become our biggest event of the year.
Live Christmas music, a 25 foot Christmas Tree, Mince Pies & Hot Toddies..... It's even been known to snow inside the pub in previous years.
This is a FREE EVENT where we will be raising money for Shooting Star CHASE.
Due to the popularity of this event we are unable to take table bookings for this event.
11 Dec - 18 Dec 2016
The 39 Steps
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre!
This 2-time Tony® and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of 4), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance!
In The 39 Steps, a man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she’s a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called “The 39 Steps” is hot on the man’s trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale! A riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, The 39 Steps amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure!
15 Dec - 23 Dec 2016
New Years Eve
At the Old Joint Stock we know how to throw a party!!
Join us on NEW YEAR'S EVE where we are going to raise the roof into 2017!!
Live music from 'King of the Swingers' Swing band, also hosted by our resident singers who you will have seen at our hugely popular Christmas by Candlelight events before Christmas.
THIS WILL BE A FREE EVENT!!! We are unable to take table bookings for this event. Tickets not required.
31 December 2016 at 6pm