Late Bloomers' Tales

Cabaret and Variety (theatre, music)

  • Babes in arms policy: Babies are not allowed in the venue
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years
Venue Age Restriction: Accompanied 6-15 years may enter until 20:00, accompanied 16-17 years until 22:00. Strictly 18+ after 22:00


Anna Vanosi’s soulful voice transports you from jazz (Billie Holiday, Doris Day) to pop (Bob Dylan, Björk) tracing a comical, poignant path, as she feels out of step with time. Maybe she’s not alone? Join this inspirational late-bloomers' adventure. 'Eccentric, adorable, enchanting. A real life Italian diva' **** ( 'A beautiful melody of optimism and acceptance... eloquently poetic monologues and fantastical musical numbers' (The Student Newspaper). 'We ride the emotional trail, hanging onto every word and song, and what a voice to savour: beautifully crafted entertainment' (

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Two flights of stairs, totaling 25 steps, down into the space.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Claudia Saavedra 43 days ago

Amazing vocals, great story telling, humorous chats and powerful messages. Great connection to the audience throughout - such a shame it's finished!

Lucas Hogg 45 days ago

Anna blew me away today. Her ability to tell a story nd engage with the audience is incredible. Mixed in with a phenomenal singing voice and amazing piano and bass accompaniment that had me mesmerised in my seat. A truly heartfelt story and beautiful music made it one of the best hours I have spent at all of the festival.
I really cannot overstate how much I enjoyed and recommend this show, and Anna, if you read this, thank you so mich for an amazing night :)

Ege Atila 45 days ago

Anna is incredibly charming and magnetic on the stage. She has a wonderfully unique way of immersing the audience in her vignettes, which are conveyed through both monologues and songs. Her voice is accompanied by two amazing jazz musicians, whose musical brilliance really take Anna's storytelling to another level.

Callum Stevenson 46 days ago

Anna delivers a mesmerising performance from start to finish!
She has a magical ability to take you on a journey through her past with each destination packed with earthly humour and beautifully poetic stories. The eclectic mix of songs is also met with angelic and heartfelt tones. A really thought provoking and must see show, can’t recommend it enough!

Lucy Mason 46 days ago

What a lovely performance from Anna, who takes us on an engaging and well-crafted journey, accompanied by wonderful musicians. Thoroughly recommended as an hour of charming autobiographical theatre, with fabulous singing, in the perfect surroundings of the Jazz Bar.

Gordon Jones 46 days ago

Anna Vanosi delivers a spellbinding performance with wonderful charisma. An incredible singer and amazing actress, she takes us on a thoroughly well written journey accompanied by some outstanding musicians.

Well worth coming out for!

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North West End UK (4/5 stars) 41 days ago

A really enjoyable and relaxing hour of musical contemplation, in the company of a skilled life poet. Before you know it, time has run out! Catch it while you can.

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