Burlesque: The Forgotten Innovators – Part 4

Welcome back once more to our historical guide to the lesser-known ladies, gents and events of burly-q. This week’s blog invites you along to the frivolous ‘40s and the fabulous ‘50s, as we take a look at burlesque and its stars once they were forced from the theatres of Broadway and out onto the backstreets […]

Burlesque: The Forgotten Innovators – Part 3

Roll up roll up, ladies and gentlemen! The show is about to begin. And so we welcome you to the third installment in our series on the little known innovators of historical burlesque. For this evening’s event, we bring you some of the most daring, dazzling and show-stopping performers and events from yesteryear, whose contribution […]

Burlesque: The Forgotten Innovators – Part 2

Welcome back, ladies and gentlemen, to our historical guide to some of the lesser-known burlesque and cabaret heroes of yesteryear. We continue our tour through with some more fabulous historical titbits and treats from the 1920s and 1930s… BERYL HALLEY When we look back at burlesque from a contemporary perspective, it has long been associated […]

Burlesque: The Forgotten Innovators – Part 1

Burlesque has boomed as a contemporary art form in the last two decades, as more and more new faces take to the stages and Facebook pages, driven by a love of all things burly-q. But as a popular, increasingly mainstream art form, burlesque often finds its history edited, with certain key names popping out (Gypsy […]