Kevin Cruise - Family Entertainer / Comedian
- Panto 2010
- Panto 2011
- Panto 2012
- Britain’s Got Talent Semi Finalist
- 2 Performance on Daybreak
- 4 Appearances on This Morning
- 2 Glastonbury Festival Performances
- 1 Diamond Jubilee Performance
- Managed By MIG Management/Phil McIntyre Entertainments
- 110 shows booked for 2013 and counting
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Kevin has sung, danced and dazzled since he was a child, and loves nothing more then bringing a little Cruise Ship magic to the masses on land, making them feel that they are witnessing their very own ‘Welcome on Board Show’, perfect for those that want all the fun of the cruise on dry land.
Kevin Cruise is the Alter ego of actor/stand-up comedian Martin Cabble.
Martin trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and has been working as an actor and teaching in the business for the past 10 years.
Working for various Cruise Companies gave Martin the idea to create a comedy character based on numerous colourful characters Martin met and worked with during these times (names will remain anonymous).
Martin Attended the ‘Amused Moose Comedy Course’ in London where Kevin Cruise was created and with in a year Martin was performing all our the country as Kevin in comedy pubs, clubs and festivals.
In 2010 Kevin was featured in the Launch Show of ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent 14 million viewers watched Kevin receive a standing ovation at the Hammersmith Apollo. Kevin made it through to the live shows and soon after a wirlwind of PA’s and gigs which saw Kevin perform three days at Glastonbury Festival 2 years in a row and 4 summer tours of Butlins. At Christmas Martin received rave reviews for his performance as ‘Buttons’ in Bill Kenwright’s production of Cinderella at The Theatre Royal Windsor (Reviews below).
Since then he had a month long run with his own show at Edinburgh Festival produced by Assembly, a run at Bedford Comedy Festival and a successful run of all thirty seven Haven Holiday Sites around the UK and a summer residency at Butlins. In 2012 Kevin also had the honour to perform at the Queens Jubilee Concerts in Hyde Park, London.
Kevin Cruise TV appearances include his Britain’s Got Talent debut audition and semi final performance, two live performances on ITV Daybreak, four appearances on ITV This Morning and Britain’s Got More Talent for ITV2.
He also made a return to Panto in 2011 where he played Muddles in Windsor Theatre Royal’s Sleeping Beauty with Britt Ekland, Tony Christie and Chloe Madley, and in 2012 where he played Simple Simon in Jack and the Bean Stalk, also at Windsor Theatre.
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Kevin Cruise is available for bookings and private events.
He is now being managed by MIG Management. Exclusive Booking Agent / Agency is Industry Music Group.
Here are some of the amazing reviews Martin has received in Panto 2010, 2011 and 2012 …
‘Kevin Cruise is outstanding’ British Theatre Guide
‘Without doubt the star of the show’ Reading Chronicle
‘Once again, I can only marvel at his all-round showmanship’ UK Theatre Network
Buckingham Examiner and Surrey Herald
Kevin Cruise (aka Martin Cabble) is a revelation, blasting all my prejudices against TV talent shows out of the water. As Buttons he held the show together, never overdoing the campness and obviously thoroughly enjoying himself in the role. He’s one of those old fashioned-style performers (and I mean that as a compliment) for whom pantomime could have been invented and his range of skills even stretched to dealing tactfully and amusingly with a particularly precocious youngster who was among those shepherded up on stage for the singalong sequence on the evening I attended.
Although Lisa and Johnny are the ideal pairing for the lead roles and get to demonstrate what amazing singers they are, it’s the sheer talent, boundless energy and charisma of Kevin Cruise that stands out in this production. He knows how to work a crowd and instantly wins the audience over in his very first appearance on stage and carries them with him laughing, singing, applauding and whooping all the way to the finale.* A (panto) Star is born!*
British Theatre Guide
Kevin Cruise makes a lovable Buttons, although he is not on stage enough. He works the crowd like a natural, and the audience really enjoy looking after his mince pie, as well as being privy to his pièce de résistance: a Vegas style cabaret entertainment at the Royal Ball, complete with ‘YMCA’ and spangles galore.
To my surprise, the star of the show was Buttons played by Britain’s Got Talent finalist and former cruise ship entertainer, Kevin Cruise. The lovable character helps Cinderella in her quest to arrive at the ball and be swept away by her Prince Charming.
But this is not all what Buttons’ is about. His interaction with the audience and children was brilliant and he had all theatre-goers on their feet for the dance routines. I found myself in a theatre dancing to Village People’s Y.M.C.A and turning to my sister and asking “What are we doing?” it felt like we were in a disco for a short while. It was Brilliant.
The hard work of the evening is done by comedian Martin Cabble as his alter ego Kevin Cruise playing Buttons. Cruise is a camp, West Country ships entertainer created by Cabble who featured in an early episode of Britain’s Got Talent. Cruise and a dedicated dance team provide much of the humour and energy that this production so desperately needs from its headline stars.