WE NEVER refer to it as a show, we want it to feel as though you are at someone’s home and are attending a party,” his lordship Dusty Limits, also known as Dorian Black, explains.

And guests at Our House In Town will be greeted as if they are old friends by both Lord and Lady Limits.

The cabaret ran at Scarfes Bar from February 2015 to March 2017 and he is particularly excited about bringing a new breed of immersive cabaret to the New Theatre Oxford’s Piano Bar tomorrow.

“It’s a great excuse to put on your gladrags and join us for a night of fantastic entertainment,” said Dusty, who is singer, actor, writer and director of the new line-up.

“I’d definitely recommend dressing up for the party occasion – it helps with the atmosphere and gets you in the mood.”

Our House In Town was originally created by Dusty for the beautiful Scarfes Bar at the Rosewood Hotel in London.

As much a house party as a floorshow, it brings together some of the finest cabaret artistes, including magicians, singers, acrobats, jugglers and more, to entertain you in a truly unique immersive experience.

“I was having a meeting at Rosewood on a totally unrelated subject, looked around that incredible room and thought I needed to do something there. I got in touch with the management team, with the cabaret suggestion, and they said they would give it a try,” he said.

“It was a fantastic success. It was something that hadn’t been seen before. People were blown away by it. It really is like turning up at someone’s house for a party.”

The idea for the immersive show came from Dusty’s extensive background in cabaret direction and performance.

His impressive CV includes director of the Black Cat Cabaret at the Cafe de Paris – which sold out every Friday in 2013 and won the London Cabaret Award for Best Production, as well as directing and hosting the new incarnation of the show at the London Wonderground on the South Bank in summer 2014.

“When I started out in the late 1990s I bumped into loads of interesting cabaret people. At that time there wasn’t really a cabaret scene, so I started my own night, and got those people involved.

“It means that all of the acts who take part are incredibly accomplished. I gave them a job and we ended up becoming friends. It’s wonderful that it has worked like that. You need to work with people who get the premise and have the same vibe.”

Cabaret performance is just one of the many strings to Dusty’s talented bow. Along with his friend, Michael Roulston, has he written and recorded two albums.

“About 10 years ago, Michael and I started writing and producing songs. We released the first album, Grin, in 2015. And now we’re just about to release the second album, Life & I. The new album is packed with new songs about love and death and cruising and self-pleasure and social policy and all that fun stuff.”

Dusty has also performed at every Edinburgh Fringe Festival since 2003 and this month, he has been at the performing his solo show, Mandrogyny, at the Voodoo Rooms.

“We are really looking forward to coming to Oxford,” he said. “Come along and join us for a wonderful evening.”

  • Our House In Town is at New Theatre Oxford’s Piano Bar tomorrow (Friday)
  • Call 0844 871 3020 or see
  • atgtickets.com/oxford