The Box Soho
Opening and ownership
Opened on February 9, 2011, it bills itself as a "theatre of varieties" and is a sister club to The Box Manhattan, New York City. The club is owned by Simon Hammerstein, the grandson of lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II.
Simon Hammerstein describes the club as a place of "mystique, mystery and sexual openness". The club it has been described as "Britain's seediest VIP club" and has gained notoriety for its sexually explicit burlesque and cabaret shows and stage acts. Unusual acts conducted at the club have been reported such as pigs licking food off of strippers' stomachs, unsanctioned orgies and a performer known as "Laqueefa", who apparently can play popular tunes with her genitalia.
The clientele includes Royals such as Prince Harry and Zara Phillips and well-known celebrities such as Kate Moss, Jude Law, Julien Macdonald, George Lamb and Mark Ronson and Patrick Rowland.
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- Satherley, Jessica (28 March 2011). "Are they or aren't they? Jude Law and Lily Cole leave seedy Soho club 10 minutes apart to quash dating rumours". London: Daily Mail. Retrieved 2 April 2011.
- "Zara Phillips becomes the latest royal to enjoy 'Britain's seediest VIP club', The Box in Soho". London: Daily Mail. 13 March 2011. Retrieved 2 April 2011.
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