From sword-swallowing to flying sanitary products, a cabaret night in Chelsea next Friday (July 11) promises an eclectic line up.
Come With Me If You Want To Live, the quarterly cabaret show presented by Ben Walters, is back at Chelsea Theatre with a fresh assortment of weird and wonderful entertainers.
Among the performers is dominatrix Miss Behave, a regular with La Clique, who promises to stretch the pain barrier to breaking point with a risque box of tricks ranging from sword swallowing to cigar stubbing.
She will be joined by the burlesque artist Lynn Ruth Miller, who, at 80, is in no mood to start behaving as she brings to the table a mixture of bawdy sing-alongs and groan inducing gags.
The only punishment in store during her act is reserved for the audience, who, if previous shows are anything to go by, risk being pelted by sanitary products - all in good humour, we're assured.
Completing the bill and adding some rhythm to proceedings will be Pimlico's own Barb Jungr and drag act The LipSinkers.
Jungr is set to combine original compositions with fresh and exciting takes on work by artists from Bob Dylan to Nina Simone.
From The LipSinkers you can expect quirky covers from a diverse songbook encompassing Jessie J and Pulp, coupled with glorious leftfield costumes.
Raising the curtain will be a fashion show by members of the World's End Needle Workers - a sewing group formed by Maria Fidalgo.
The 79-year-old, who lives a stone's throw from the theatre, opened a shop on the Portobello Road in 1989 after mastering the craft first as a girl making dresses for her friends in Goa and later at the hands of a Parisian couturier.
Paul Kindersley, an internationally acclaimed artist whose work blurs the boundaries between fantasy and reality, rounds off a packed evening of entertainment with a pop-up art installation.
* Come With Me If You Want To Live, presented by Ben Walters, is at Chelsea Theatre, in Worlds End Place (SW10 0DR) on Friday, July 11, at 9pm.
For tickets, priced £8 (£4 concessions), visit www.chelseatheatre.org.uk or call the box office on 020 7352 1967.