Parade du Plaisir

A Decadent Showgirl Style Burlesque Revue

Vive le Cabaret producers Blond Ambition Events and Burlesqueandcabaret.com would like to entice you into the glamorous world of rhinestones, feathers, high-kicks and burlesque showgirls. Parade du Plaisir is a stylish, showgirl-inspired burlesque revue that combines the best of showgirl-style choreography and burlesque. Hosted by the Grand Dame of Scottish burlesque, Gypsy Charms, this show presents classic glamour at its finest. Refined and elegant, this show that promises the best in showgirl entertainment.

Our cast of international showgirls, who have graced the stages of Las Vegas and Paris, will present a selection of burlesque-inspired classics with a high-kicking, sultry and sophisticated twist. Featuring the world-renowned French Fling showgirls, our ‘Plaisirettes’ – Belle, BonBon, Betsy & Gilda – will be fluttering their feathers and peeling to perfection with a (very) high-kick, a smile and a wink. We are joined to also be joined by one of Scotland’s finest cabaret dance choreographers, the male burlesquer behind the show-stopping Kitsch Kats, Tom Kat (aka Chris JS Wilson). His comedic style and slick choreography have made him a cabaret-circuit favourite.

Adding to our array of talented performers we have DJ Lord Holyrude, one of Scotland’s leading retro and vintage DJs who accompanies us on his ‘wheels of steel’.


French Fling cancan troupe Edinburgh Cardiff

The French Fling Showgirl Troupe’s members work as international showgirls, and have graced the stages of the Moulin Rouge, danced in Bollywood films and high-kicked their way across North America. The troupe opened the Edinburgh Film Festival’s red carpet event in 2010, led the world record breaking Irn Bru can-can in 2010 and left their audience breathless with their high-kicking, gymnastic-fuelled can-can at the National Museum of Scotland’s Lates (2012).


The show has a running length of 1hr 40 mins (2 hours with interval).  It can run as a pre-, post or dinner show, or in a segment form to suit your event.  We also offer a traditional showgirl meet & greet service as part of this show, and DJ Lord Holyrude is available for post-show DJ services.  If you would like us to tailor the show for your event with the addition of cabaret artistes, circus performers or singers then just let us know, and we will be happy to create your Parade du Plaisir!


Blond Ambition Events are one of the UK’s leading cabaret producers. The Fringe sell-out show, Vive Le Cabaret, is Blond Ambition’s flagship cabaret show and has been a firm audience favourite since 2010. Winner of Edinburgh Spotlight’s Best Cabaret 2010, Vive Le Cabaret has presented the best in British and international cabaret talent with a range of core cast and guest stars that reads like a ‘who’s who’ in cabaret. Blond Ambition’s productions have been appreciated by audiences across Europe from Berlin to Amsterdam.


“It would be hard to find a classier show than Vive le Cabaret… funny, sexy and incredibly entertaining.”

What’s On Stage

“The very best in late night sexy and salubrious entertainment.”

Three Weeks

Burlesqueandcabaret.com have been a driving force in Scottish burlesque since 2005, training budding burlesque artists in Scotland across Europe. Led by ex-international showgirl Viva Misadventure, who spent a decade draped in feathers and sequins high-kicking her way from Paris to Tokyo and burlesque specialist Gypsy Charms, whose PhD subject is striptease, the duo have dedicated themselves to all that is burlesque. With numerous television appearances in the UK and Europe, from Gok Wan’s ‘How to Look Good Naked’ to mentoring contestants on Italy’s ‘Lady Burlesque’, they have taught thousands of women (and men) to peel, pose, tease and high-kick.

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“Edinburgh’s Gypsy Charms and Viva Misadventure, who are often credited with beginning the burlesque rival north of the border…”

The Skinny, 2011

“Oozing confidence, with a naughty twinkle in her eye and years of dance training under her belt, no wonder Gypsy Charms is one of Scotland’s leading burlesque queens”

The Scotsman, 2008

Parade du Plaisir has been housed in various formats for clients throughout Scotland including by FTH (Falkrik), the Corn Exchange (Edinburgh) and Springwood Hall (Kelso).  The show is available for booking throughout Scotland and the North East of England.

For information and booking please contact:

Sarah Vernon


07958 588 407