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Burlesque that goes Bump & Grind in the Night

If you think about it, burlesque and Halloween go hand in hand. Both give you the opportunity to dress up, step outside your normal persona and embrace another fantabulous / weird character for the night. With lots of spooktacular events happening around the globe and hundreds of Halloween-themed acts peeling, posing and teasing onstage, we […]

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 […]

Beating the Burlesque Blues: Part 2

Welcome back to our mini-series on beating the burlesque blues. If you caught last week’s blog, we talked about sources of inspiration and how to go about rekindling your passion for the art form if you find yourself stuck in a rut. This week, we’re continuing the positive vibe and looking at other ways to […]

Beating the Burlesque Blues: Part 1

Almost any performer who’s done a reasonable stint on the scene will have encountered the Burlesque Blues at some point. Working in the creative industry as we do means that our work will inevitably ebb and flow; both in terms of scheduling and the amount of work we are undertaking at any one time and […]

The ABC Guide to Producing a Burlesque Show: Part 4

It’s the final week of our guide to producing your own burlesque show. In this blog we’re covering the last final bits and bobs you’ll need to remember when planning your own event. Running Order If you want your show to run smoothly on the night, we cannot stress the importance of a carefully planned […]