A Jazz Cabaret exploring the journey of a break-up through an honest, raw and unappetising lens, sharing the most vulnerable moments with a sprinkle of humour and Mancunian charm. This story is woven together with jazz classics featuring songs sung by Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, Eva Cassidy, Nina Simone and many more.
Technology plays a crucial part in how we find, interact and obsess over love with apps designed to match, social media designed to flaunt and the ability to encapsulate memories forever.
We believe that love is a human right, to be shared between two (or even more) people, regardless of race, gender, religion or sexual preference. Who is this mysterious lover? Is it a woman? Is it a man? Who cares! In the words of RuPaul “If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?”. This cabaret embraces they/them pronouns.
To Bee Productions, are a North West based, Queer led production company who create bespoke productions for any occasion. We are dedicated to providing opportunities for emerging creatives across the North West. We collaborate with writers, spoken word artists, poets, visual artists and performers to create unique and empowering experiences.
We Need To Talk, a Jazz Cabaret was nominated for the OffFest Award for Best Theatre at the Greater Manchester Fringe.
Jas is a Queer Actor-Singer-Songwriter and Theatre-Maker. They trained in Musical Theatre at the Royal Academy of Music in London and have worked alongside West End performers, directors and musical directors. They sang for the Broadway legend and Tony Award Winner Patty LuPone as well as performing as Eponine, for the Les Miserables composer, Claude Michel-Shönberg's public masterclass.
Press & Reviews
North West End
"the cabaret style show is just a lovely night out, filled with Mancunian charm, fantastic singing and an authentic story"
Canal St Online
"The songs are powerfully sung. All in all though it’s a very enjoyable evening"
"It’s funny, in-your-face and very relatable"
Cast & Creative Team Jas Nisic, Performer and Writer
Cat, Frog & Bull, Marty and the Party, Milk Presents, Jo Tyabji
Dorette, Dorette: Singer, Dancer, Motion Capture, Leo&Hyde
Performer & Writer, See it, Say it, Sorted?, Cultivate Festival, Oldham Coliseum
Performer/Singer-Songwriter, Girls Night Out Cabaret, Girl Gang MCR
Distinction, MA in Musical Theatre, Royal Academy of Music, 2019
Jay Carroll, Accompanist and Musical Director
Assistant Musical Director in the UK premiere of Mischa Spoliansky’s “It’s in the Air”, Hope Mill Theatre (2022)
Pianist, Broadwood Piano Recitals, Buxton Fringe 2021
St Annes Church, Faure and Beethoven, Piano Trio 2018
First-Class BMus (Hons) and MMus with Distinction, Royal Northern College of Music
Winner of Nossek Prize and Frost/Cronshaw Prize
Winner of Best Accompanist in the Courtney Kenny Song Prize 2021