Hogmanay Burlesque in Edinburgh

Happy New Year! We were delighted to welcome 2012 in style at one of our favourite clubs, Vegas! in Edinburgh, at its dedicated cabaret show ‘Vegas Revue’.

The famous Edinburgh club night has had a multitude of world renowned performers entertain over its 14 years of keeping the spirit of Las Vegas alive in the Scottish capital, but this is the first year that there has been a full cabaret show as part of the club’s New Year’s Eve (or Hogmanay, as we like to say) offerings.  We were delighted to be asked to provide some sassy burlesque entertainment as part of the bill.

Entertaining the high spirited crowd was our very own Gypsy Charms.  She kicked off the cabaret with a Las Vegas inspired burlesque striptease and fan dance to some classic burlesque tunes.  The show had a wealth of fantastic acts from across the UK to get the NYE party started from high kicking dancers to beautiful burlesque balloon pops, with the event hosted by the indomitable Frank Sanazi.  Gypsy and our good friend, boylesquer Mr Impressive Johnson ended the cabaret with a recession-inspired act to The Lady is a Tramp – it has an upbeat ending as Gypsy reveals her inner ‘lady’ after a burlesque transformation from being a ‘tramp’, with the aid of her prop: a wheelbarrow. Dita von Teese and her martini glass? Pah!

After dancing furiously with Gypsy and Miss Sass Galore – another member of our showgirl troupe and a favourite teacher of our Edinburgh burlesque hen parties – to everything from Elvis to the Proclaimers we settled down to watch a Vegas! regular, the lovely Missy Malone. After yet more dancing, and a wee tipple or two, Gypsy performed one of my favourite of her acts, her White Nights burlesque striptease.  You can a version of it on Youtube here: Gypsy Charms, Edinburgh burlesque dancer. Well… every event needs a good burlesque act to make it even better. And then… yet more dancing!

A fantastic way to spend New Year in Edinburgh – boobs, bums, burlesque and banter. Here’s to 2012!

Viva Misadventure