THE dress code for Strut Club Cabaret's menagerie of delights in York on April 27 will be Queen!

"We want to see yellow leather, cloaks, crowns and of course handlebar moustaches," says resident star, puppeteer and artist Freddie Hayes.

"Are you ready for an evening of bohemia? Are you ready to strut your stuff? Are you ready, hey, are you ready for this? Are you hanging on the edge of your seat?" she adds, borrowing lyrics from Queen's Another One Bites The Dust.

Continuing the Queen and Freddie Mercury theme, the 8pm event at the Micklegate Social café bar, in Micklegate, will be entitled A Night At The Opera, named after Queen's fourth studio album, released in November 1975.

Hosted by Magic Adam, alias York magician Adam Baxter, the night promises a Flash (Queen again!) line-up of comedian Kimi Laughton; house band Croft & Mullen, featuring York singer-songwriter and jazz chanteuse Rachel Croft and pianist Karl Mullen; more curiosities and delights, bingo and a raffle.

"Our last Strut Club night, Stupid Cupid in February, was a brilliant evening and a sell-out show, so get your glad rags on and get ready to Strut your stuff with us at York's answer to the weird and wonderful," says Freddie. Tickets cost £8, £9 or £10 via @strutclubcabaret or on the door from 7pm.