Earl Okin



Songwriter, Jazz and Bossa Nova singer and headline comedy cabaret concert artiste, there is nobody remotely like Earl Okin. He has performed everywhere from the Royal Albert and Royal Festival Halls to The Palladium and Wembley Arena in London, to The Apollo Theatre and Birdland in New York. Earl has worked with everyone from Benny Carter to Paul McCartney and counts among his friends Billy Connolly and Sacha Baron Cohen. Here in Spain, he offers two shows, demonstrating both sides of his talent...

Earl's comedy ‘Musical Genius and Sex Symbol’ is witty and sophisticated and he has performed more comedy shows at the Edinburgh Festival than anyone else has ever done. He was described by one critic as a cross between Victor Borge and Harry Connick Jr. Truth to tell, Earl's humour is quite unique...there's nobody like him at all...

So come along and find out why he IS an international sex-symbol and musical genius, with lots of surprises along the way

Thursday June 4th – 8pm.
El Campanario
Golf and Country House
Urb. La Campanario;
Ctra Cadiz No 340 km 168
Booking: 952 90 42 33
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PRICE Euro 20

Friday June 5th – 8pm
Saturday June 6th - 8pm
Black Box Theatre. Calle Notario Luis Oliver 6, Marbella Centre
Booking: Xaviera 952 857575
Or Black Box Theatre 952 779172
PRICE Euro 20


Whereas Earl’s initial theatrical genius is based on exactly that; Theatre, this production however exudes his others talents; humour, jazz and his performance as a musical and song-writing performer.

In a nutshell, ‘Duke, George, Cole, Hoagy, Tom and friends…’ will blow the minds of many, as they listen to Earl’s renditions of the finest and most loved performers of our time. It is quite plainly an unmissable and eye-opening show.

Earl will explain how some of the best songwriters worked and give at least one example of how NOT to write songs! He is a great musician and showman. It had been a long time, since I witnessed an artist win a crowd's favours in two minutes. This happened at the North Sea Jazz Festival in The Hague. His music? You have to find this out for yourself. He sings with a beautiful voice, perfect for the Brazilian/Jobim type of Bossa Nova songs he does. He plays guitar and piano.

A real treat is his 'voice trumpet': he can make those fantastic sounds that helped make the Mills Brothers famous. Earl's inspiration here is clearly the early Ellington horns. He can do an astonishing Whetsol. But he also did a brief Cootie, Brown and Bigard.

Friday 5th June - 10pm
Saturday 6th June – 10pm
Black Box Theatre – 9527791722
Xaviera – 952 857575

SURPRISE - - - - -
Sunday June 7 at 7 p.m.

FAREWELL GARDEN PARTY WITH FOOD AND DRINKS AND EARL OKIN doing a mixed show of Comedy and Music at

Xaviera Hollander's private
villa Caprice
184 Calle Pizarra, Rocio de Nagueles
Price per person euro 45
Booking and information 952857575
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Now if that is not enough to quench the thirst of those Theatre/thespian and music lovers along the coast, there is yet another treat in store; that being her award winning documentary go to page >>

Xaviera Hollander presents in her cozy home theater in Amsterdam :


The Slipper Room Show all the way from New York for your entertainment.

Mr.Choade's Wild Ride!
An Evening of Delights from New York City's Premier House of Burlesque!

Your Host:
Chester Mackerel

Bunny love, Harvest Moon
Julie Atlas Muz, MSTICKLE

November 26 at 8pm
Price per ticket euro 25 which includes the show and two drinks!
Stadion weg 17, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Ticket information email please to
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P.S. there are only 30 seats to fill so you better email her fast!!

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Xaviera Hollander presents : CONTINENTAL CAROUSEL

A fabulous musical cabaret evening with Fifi l'Amour and Rodolfo Ravissant. This charming, brilliant and uproariously funny duo has worked 14 years together presenting cabaret throughout Europe, Britain and Australia.Their enormous repertoire covers English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Eastern European music. Fifi, la chanteuse, explores the gamut of human emotions covering the tragic to the hilarious- and she directly engages the audience with her enthusiasm and colorful costumes.

Rodolfo is a consummate classical pianist who can and does improvise freely and includes musical jokes in his lyrical playing. He also plays accordion and has countless melodies at his fingertips.
Their extensive cabaret experience enables them to gauge an audience and tailor their show for a one of a kind evening of enjoyable performance and making it an even more unique theatrical experience... Xaviera Hollander herself will join them as a special guest star! An evening not to forget: Tantalizing, satisfying and erupting with joy - a spectacular pleasure!


Resort el Campanario
December 6 at 9.00 p.m

Choice of tickets: with a 3 course meal, 2 glasses of wine, coffee and
water p.p included) euro 65
Without a meal :price euro 25
Dinner for show guests will begin at 7 pm , 7:30 p.m. at the latest.
Show will start at 9.30 pm

Address: Urb. la Campanario, Ctra. Cadiz N-340, km.168, 29680 Estepona
Ticket information and bookings
Tel: 952904233

Directions to the Resort el Campanario Club

Black Box theatre
December 12 and 13 at 9.00 p.m

Price euro 25
Address: calle Notario Luis Oliver 6, Marbella centre
Contact for tickets Black Box
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tel: 003120 6733934 - until december 7
tel.: 952857575 - after December 7
or Black Box Theatre tel : 952779172


What an incredibly funny show that was. It has been so long since I really had a good cry from laughing so hard. Everyone was laughing all the way down the street and it made a very Merry Christmas sound echoing through Marbella as people head off in different directions to find their cars and head home.

I could hardly look at the show for laughing and there was Ana to my left all in a ball also crying with laughter which didn't help me control mine one bit. I guess I was really suppose to whip Fifi's bum and not the floor but I was going for the real whipping sound that seemed to flop off the end of the whip. How eager I was to hear what you were going to sing and was just not prepared for anything at all so that was a double laugh when your voice sounded even more like opera than the star herself!!! For a minute I thought it was "Figaro!"

So, a good time was had by all and a very Merry Christmas of laughter.

Jocey and duke from Marbella

Flyer Mourning Glory play by David Benson



Written and performed by comic/actor David Benson

January 9 and 10, 2009 at Black Box Teatro

In 1998, exactly one year after the death of Diana, Princess of Wales David Benson’s second solo show was the first to examine in detail the events of August 31st 1997 and the funeral that followed. A smash in Edinburgh, the show was equally successful at the Sydney Opera House. Now, in a specially updated new version of the show, Benson once again turns his sensitive but sardonic attention to one of the defining events of the last Century.

They said that “Nothing would ever be the same again.”September 1997: the entire country ground to a halt for the Funeral of the Century. Yet twelve years later, the events of that day and the week leading up to it have taken on a surreal vagueness. Who can now remember which celebrity mourners showed up to pay their respects at Westminster Abbey? What unprecedented gesture did the Queen make as the coffin passed her front door? And just who, if anyone, was responsible for Diana’s death, anyway?
David Benson examines these and other questions with the same acerbic wit and charm that have made his shows “Think No Evil of Us” “My Life With Kenneth Williams” and “To Be Frank” such favourites with audiences throughout Britain.

Take a front row pew at Westminster Abbey and SEE: Cartland - Branson - Kissinger - Barrymore -Cliff! - Elton - The Two Toms (Cruise and Hanks) - Dickie Attenborough- Tony - George Michael - Al Fayed - Mrs. Windsor and the entire Royal Family - and many, many more!

Avoiding much of the waspishness that could be visited on such an easy target, Benson delivers a touching, sometimes despairing rendition of the funeral in Mourning Glory.

Reliving that afternoon inSeptember, he introduces the celebrity cast one by one: Elton John and George Michael; the two Toms, Hanks and Cruise; Messrs Branson and Barrymore. It is a ghoulish collection, but all are upstaged by the presence of the Queen.


BLACK BOX THEATRE c/ Notario Luis Oliver, 6 Marbella Centre



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Mother, triumphant over her adversary. The rest of the Royal Family are portrayed as a sad collection of bewildered onlookers, sitting silent and nonplussed as first Earl Spencer delivers his onslaught and then the audience outside the church sets off a response that eventually infects all but the Royals.

The effect of familiarity is aided by Benson's excursions into impressions, which range from Frankie Howerd to a wonderful take on Tony Blair's Olivier- like funeral delivery of Corinthians: "The impressions relax the audience, it makes them trust me."

He is still, one suspects, rather envious of the more direct approach of one of his heroes, Quentin Crisp. "I remember he said, 'Diana was trash and she got what she deserved. How dare she divorce the heir to the throne and try to marry an Arab?'" But that's a stand- up line, and David Benson doesn't do stand-up.

What the critics say about Mourning Glory:

“... Praise should be forthcoming for sharp comic observation and Benson's increasingly impressive stage presence. His take-off of Tony Blair's funeral speech was almost scary, and his ability to interact with the audience strangely comforting. In the hands of the less accomplished, much of this material could prove clumsy and tasteless...”

Colin Somerville - The Stage

“... Surely nobody could make the national psychic trauma that was the death of our beloved Queen of Hearts anything other than the most ghoulish joke? David Benson could. In his skilled hands we learn of the real meaning of the day - "it took our minds off the boredom of our lives"; we learn why people lined up in Belfast to sign the book of condolences - "the queue was short"; and who the most nervous person in Britain was that sunny day in August - "It was Liz [simulates crown]. She was bricking it." For the sheer range of his performance, the tautness and vitality of his language, and the masterful comic insight, David Benson has few peers. And he can sing, the swine. Miss him at your peril...”

Mark Wilson - The Independent

A Xaviera Hollander Production


HEY GRINGO: MAY 21, 22, 23 &
SEX WITH PETE (more info>>): MAY 27, 28, 29, 30

peter-searles-poster4-2sTWO SHOWS BY PETER SEARLES


He bought a ticket, jumped on a plane and set off. No Rough Guide in the world could have prepared him for the consequence...

From the moment his plane lands in Caracas (without his luggage) we're on a roller-coaster ride down unexplored tributaries of the Amazon, across the snow-capped peaks of the Andes and into the depths of some of the most brutal prisons in the world.

A catalogue of close scrapes and surprise encounters - drug-smugglers, Dutch airline hostesses, Carmelite monks, Maoist guerrillas, Mancunian ornithologists, Amazonian Indians and a French Shaman - not to mention crocodiles, jaguars and giant shit-eating centipedes!


Friday May 21


at the Terrace Cafe/ Restaurant Marbella Business Center

Avenida de las Cumbres 29600 Elviria
Show with Dinner Euro 50
Dinner starts at 8:00 pm
Show without dinner Euro 25
Show starts at 9:45 pm

Saturday May 22

At Xaviera’s Home Theater Caprice

184 Calle Pizarra,
Rocio de Nagueles Marbella
Show starts at 9:45 p.m
price Euro 25

Sunday May 23

At Xaviera’s Home Theater Caprice

184 Calle Pizarra,
Rocio de Nagueles Marbella
Special Dinner Show
event Euro 50
dinner starts at 8:15 pm
Show without dinner Euro 25
show starts at 9:45 pm

Pete Searles  Hey Gringo


For tickets and directions for both locations Contact:

Marbella Business Center:
INFO CALL: 951247730
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"Really enjoyable, kick off your shoes, sit back and listen to this well informed, well traveled and very funny entertainer. Highly recommended."

The Entertainment Program GLR

"In the mid 1980's, Peter Searles went to South America and ended up in Chile . This wonderful and timely one-man play tells the story of the time he spent there. Delivered raconteur-style, direct to the audience, with no props save his own malleable face, Searles has you in the palm of his hand from the moment he opens his mouth... a natural story-teller and talented comedian; everything
about the show is understated and spot-on, including the music.

****The Scotsman

‘It will be a sin if Searles isn't nominated for at least one award this year'

* * * * * Hairline.org.uk

Haven't laughed so much in ages'

* * * * * gildedballoon2005reviews.com

One of the loveliest, laughter filled hours I have seen.'

* * * * The Scotsman

‘He's definitely one performer I look forward to seeing again next year'

* * * * one4review.com

It's a joy!'

* * * * The List Magazine

Brilliant... this is my kind of theatre - it's original, moving, honest, thought-provoking, brave and incredibly funny. You've got to go and see it!' I loved it... absolutely loved it... pure genius'

Gyles Brandreth BBC Radio Scotland

Directions to Theatre Caprice

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Click here for the pdf off the flyer for Hey Gringo and Sex with Pete



If time travel were possible, Xaviera would reach back to the early part of the last century and bring you Tallulah Bankhead- the Legend. And what a legend she was! Brash, ribald, outrageous, outspoken and an exhibitionist, she was also known for her generosity toward her friends and kindness to animals and children. She was a party favorite for outlandish stunts such as doing cartwheels in a skirt with no underwear or entering a soir?stark naked.

Possessed of a tremendous energy level, very few people could keep up with her. She smoked over one hundred cigarettes per day, drank gin and bourbon like they were water, and carried a suitcase-full of drugs to help her sleep, stay awake and just function in general.


She had a mouth and wasn't afraid to use it! In addition to her wild personality, Tallulah was known for her wit. Often quoted, she liked to have the last word on everything. “The only thing I regret about my past is the length of it. If I had to live my life again I'd make all the same mistakes - only sooner.” Of her own behavior she said, “Nobody can be exactly like me. Sometimes even I have trouble doing it.”

Tallulah In addition to acting, she also performed monologues and songs. While there may never be another Tallulah Bankhead, there are those who come close to emulating her style and toward that end, Xaviera Hollander is proud to present Tallulah Dahling, singing in the tradition of her namesake - in a show you will never forget: Tallulah and the Boy. The tunes they sing will play in your head for days and you are sure to leave with a smile on your face!

About Claire Wilkinson – a.k.a. Tallulah Dahling.

Like the famous actress whom she strongly resembles, Tallulah Bankhead, our Tallulah was convent educated and, like Tallulah Bankhead... she never stopped talking, dressing up or acting in her own private and personal productions. At seventeen, she was enrolled in the Guildhall School of Music and Drama - but found it so boring that one day she just walked out of the school and across to the Mermaid Theatre where she had a chance encounter with Sir Bernard Miles. Before the evening was over, she landed a job with the theatre company- as an understudy, acting in small parts, and as an assistant stage manager. Sir Bernard took this youngest member of the cast under his wing, found her an agent and, when the leading lady fell ill, personally coached her when she took over the larger role.

Soon offers of work and television parts followed, as did an offer of a screen test in Rome, which she turned down. Her namesake Tallulah Bankhead fell in love and sailed to England... but Claire fell in love and gave up the stage. She flew to Rome to pursue her amour, and she found work as a model for the fashion house of Gattinoni. The Italian lover did not work out, but then neither did the unhappy marriage which followed and produced children and an inevitable divorce.

But now anno 2009 she is back, living in Marbella, and has her own inimitable show. And what a cabaret performer Claire is: energetic, vibrant, brilliant, electric- everything one could want in an evening of singing entertainment.

But there is more:

In yet another encounter of destiny, Claire met Warren Webley in Granada and the Cabaret Evening Event, that you are invited to share with us, Tallulah and The Boy, was born.

And who is Warren Webley…The Boy?
Warren Webley, an accomplished pianist and composer, is Principal of the Stagecoach schools in Fuengirola, Marbella and Gibraltar. He trained at Liverpool College of Performing Arts and gained his diploma in Music Performing Techniques with Honours in 1993. Warren has worked professionally throughout the UK, including the West End, in numerous theatres and studios and toured with 'Brotherhood of Man' amongst others. And so together, Tallulah and The Boy bring you a dazzling and unique show with songs from the 30's, 40's, Sondheim and Kurt Weil…

What the press says about their show:

'An evening with a touch of theatre about it.'
‘A blast from the past', ‘a touch of New York'
'The costumes, hat changes, hairstyles all adding to the glamour and theatricality.'
‘A singing actress with great emotion'
‘Something that's been missing along the coast'



Presented for your entertainment at Xaviera Hollander's new, cozy Home Theater

Villa Caprice, Calle Pizarra 184 , Rocio de Nagueles, Marbella

FRIDAY October 23 at 9 p.m. €25
SATURDAY October 24 at 9 p.m. €25
SUNDAY October 25 at 8:30 p.m, SPECIAL DINNER SHOW €50

Before the show, enjoy a tasty meal prepared by Xaviera's husband and Chef Philip: the appetizer and main course, immediately followed by Part I of Tallulah and the Boy. During intermission, a scrumptious desert will be served, followed by Part II of the show. Two free drinks are included in the price of each show!

To book your tickets and get directions to the Villa Caprice contact :
Telephone: 952857575
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call 671190712 or 635011111
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For those with no car, we can arrange to pick you up at Calle Ricardo Soriano corner Calle Gregorio Maranon where the gas station is. If you need a ride, be sure to ask when you contact Xaviera to book your tickets!

Route to the Theatre Villa Caprice, Calle Pizarra 184 , Rocio de Nagueles, Marbella

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Songs from Tallulah and The Boy:

  • I'm Just A Girl Who Cant Say NO! written by Richard Rodgers
  • Autumn Leaves… sung in French...lyrics by Jacques Prevert, music by Joseph Kosma
  • I Won't Dance….(duet with The Boy) Jerome Kern…words by Oscar Hammerstein
  • Men, written by Charles Strouse……. from the stage show Nick and Nora
  • Mira Che Luna…(in Spanish) written by G. Malini
  • I Won't Send Roses….(duet with The Boy)..written by Jerry Herman
  • You're Getting to Be A Habit With Me….(duet with the Boy) music by Harry Warren
  • Speak Low…..Kurt Weill words by Ogden Nash
  • Surabaya Johnny….Kurt Weill…(sung in German)
  • My Ship…..Kurt Weill
  • One Life To Live……music written by Kurt Weill and words by Gershwin
  • I Never Do Anything Twice…Sondheim…
  • Could I Leave You?....Sondheim
  • I Hate Men….Sondheim
  • Send In The Clowns….Sondheim
  • Losing My Mind……Sondheim
  • It's a Blue World…..30's number…by Chet Forrest and Bob Wright
  • Every Time We Say Goodbye….Cole Porter
  • Lady is a Tramp….well known number sung by Frank Sinatra
  • On A Clear Day…Alan J Lerner
  • Everything's Coming Up Roses (a duet with The Boy)…lyrics by Stephen Sondheim