The Toon got even livelier at the weekend as a group of gorgeous ladies took centre stage in a Newcastle burlesque hen party. Taught by the flame haired Ruby Rox, our girl in Newcastle, they were put through their burlesque paces in style.
The group, who were largely from the Manchester and Preston area, had decided to give Sassy Sam, as she was re-christened, a hen weekend to remember in Newcastle, and we are delighted that they chose to have their burlesque party with us. Starting as they meant to go on, the group created some fabulous burlesque names, and by all accounts they lived up to their alter-egos. ‘Exotic Em’ was a class act at naming the party, creating and inspiring many of the names they selected. The aptly named ‘Naughty Nic’ suggested they all called each other by name for the rest of their hen weekend, with a drink being the penalty for forgetting to do so. Ruby (and the rest of Academy of Burlesque & Cabaret) think that they should adopt these alter-egos whenever they see each other.
Ruby told me, “My favourite name was ‘Lady Ginge’ (which, the hen party decided, should always be pronounced with a French accent, to give it a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’)” and that Sassy Sam’s group took to burlesque like naturals. They acted, pouted, strutted and twirled with abandon with Sassy Sam being the star of the show. On the subject of their tassel twirling ability, Ruby me told the group really committed to twirling their tassels: “My goodness, Lady Ginge could twirl her tassels! She was so fascinated by watching her own tassels she almost got a pain in her neck!”
The ladies had a blast, as did Ruby. “It was a very saucy afternoon”, Ruby told us, “and all the girls really got into character. ‘Hot Heather’ was memorising the routines, as, being the only single girl, means she has her pick of classy Geordie blokes!” We are sure that attached or single, those burlesque essentials will come in handy for every member of the Newcastle hen party.
We hope Sassy Sam and the ladies had a great time on their hen weekend in Newcastle, and we wish Sam all the best for her big day.
Oh, and lovely feedback from Sam herself the day after the party: “I just wanted to say how much we really enjoyed our class. Ruby Rox was absolutely fantastic and I’m so glad we chose to do this for my hen weekend.” – thanks Sam, we’re honoured to have been part of your hen weekend.
Fancy letting us take you on a whistestop tour of burlesque for your hen party, in Newcastle or across the UK? Contact us for your burlesque hen party!
Ruby Rox / Academy of Burlesque & Cabaret