Burlesque Weekly Round Up

Toronto Burlesque Festival Teases Us Again – via Burlesque Beat

Boston Adventure: Part 1 & 2 – via Burlesque Beat

Burlesque Hall of Fame Announce 2015 Competitors via 21st Century Burlesque

Paula Now and Then: Rocking the Pants Off Seattle Since 1987 via 21st Century Burlesque

Spotlight on BHOF: A Chat with Dustin Wax via Burlesque Beat

R-E-J-E-C-T: find out what it means to me via LAs Burl-Expert

Crystals In The Desert: A Tour Diary in Outback Australia via 21st Century Burlesque

Special Feature: Supporting Recovery in the Burlesque Community via 21st Century Burlesque


Burlesque Weekly Round Up

All Male, All Vaudeville, All Trash: All Hail The Second Coming Of Briefs via This Is Cabaret

Burlesque Hall of Fame Tournament of Tease: Miss Exotic World, Reigning Queen (BHoF 2014) via 21st Century Burlesque

Burlesque Hall of Fame 2014 Icons and Allstars via Burlesque Beat

Select Works from Bunny Yeager on display at BHoF via Burlesque Hall of Fame

Burlesque Backstage True Burlesque Photographs collection Jim Linderman via True Burlesque

Charlene Taylor: The Truth Behind the Tabloids via 21st Century Burlesque

Dixey: Where Gentlemen Are Always Immaculately Undressed: Work & Fun

Annnnd, I’m back. Sorry the hiatus on blog posts but the last month has been a little hectic!

I was lucky enough to work with the amazing folks over at Dixey: Where Gentlemen Are Always Immaculately Undressed, as part of their Ed Fringe show, running their twitter and facebook accounts.

Unfortunately due to other work commitments I only got to go up to Edinburgh for a long weekend at the start but I did get to hang out with the cast and crew, all of whom were super lovely (as if I would have expected anything else).

The show was a magical fairy tale but a kind of nekkid fairy tale, with fantastic performances from the cream of the boylesque crop and some gorgeous circus ladies pulling off some excellent hand balancing and amazing aerial feats. It starred Tigger! Russell Bruner, Jett adore, Bazuka Joe, Ray Gunn (The Stage Door Johnnies), Tamzen and Zoe Jones and was a Beyond the Cabaret production sponsored by Sublime Boudoir.

The show was received excellently by the press with four 4 star reviews, it was included in the Times top 5 must see cabaret list and even a top banana award from Dr Sketchy Edinburgh. Feedback from the audience was top notch and everyone lived happily ever after!

It did mean a month of late nights followed by early mornings for the day job and a constant eye of twitter and fb but it was such an honour to work alongside the best in the business, and best of all I got to sit and watch it all two nights running.

Below are some pics I took (which were used on Twitter/FB) so they’re not amazing but they were just quick snaps from my phone for the accounts.

Big love to all of the Dixey cast and crew for making me feel so welcome and putting on such a fantastic show. You’re all amazing (but you know that, right?) xx

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Burlesque Weekly Round Up

(A little more than weekly BUT vegas, flat out at work and ill with the lurgy…fuuuuuuu etc etc)

BHoF 2014: Best Debut (Part 1) via 21st Century Burlesque

Lily Verlaine & friends take “The Countess of Coffee” to BHoF via Burlesque Seattle Press

The Would-Be Queens: 20 Questions with Melody Mangler via 21st Century Burlesque

The Would-Be Queens: 20 Questions with Ophelia Flame (BHoF 2014) via 21st Century Burlesque

Interview: Joyce Tang, BHoF Weekend Executive Producer (BHoF 2014) via 21st Century Burlesque

Who’s the Fiercest of Them All? Iva Handfull Competes for Queen via Burlesque Seattle Press

The Would-Be Queens: 20 Questions with Burgundy Brixx (BHoF 2014) via 21st Century Burlesque

Burlesque Legends Panel – 2013 Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend – Special Introduction by Jo Weldon via Burlesque Beat

BHOF 2014 Best Debut (Part 2) via 21st Century Burlesque

Early Edition Burlesque Hall of Fame Movers Shakers Innovators via Burlesque Beat

Burlesque Hall of Fame Legends Delight Bob Scolds Absentees Reunion Showcase via Burlesque Beat

RESULTS: Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend Tournament of Tease 2014 via 21st Century Burlesque

PHOTOS: Midnite Martini is Crowned Reigning Queen of Burlesque 2014 via 21st Century Burlesque

A chat with our 2014 Reigning Queen of Burlesque, Miss Midnite Martini via Burlesque Beat

PHOTOS: Reigning Queen of Burlesque Runner Ups Medianoche and Ginger Valentine (BHoF 2014) via 21st Century Burlesque

BHOF Has a Kiki – Burlesque Hall of Fame 2014 via Burlesque Beat

What to Expect at a Typical Burlesque Show via 21st Century Burlesque

BHoF 2014: 57th Annual Titans of Tease Reunion Showcase via 21st Century Burlesque


Interview: House of Burlesque’s Tempest Rose via This Is Cabaret

Cabaret Roulette’s Top 10 Burlesque Acts via 21st Century Burlesque

A farewell to Wild Cherry via Burlesque Seattle Press


Burlesque Weekly Round Up

Review: Burlesque On Ice via 21st Century Burlesque

Baby Burlesque, And Some Other Weird Things You Didn’t Know About Shirley Temple via Junkee.com 

Why Burlesque Is Empowering, Not Demeaning, to Women via Huffington Post

My Vintage Wardrobe: Betsy Rose And Missy Fatale, Burlesque Stars via My Daily

Father of TV sketch comedy Sid Caesar dies at 91 via Post Bulletin.com 

Review: Burlesque on ice via This Is Cabaret

Five 50s Burlesque Icons via Burlexe

The Art of the Sale: Skye Ferrante Brings Live Nude Sculpture into the Nightclub via Burlesque Beat

Interview: The Rise and Rise of the Helsinki Burlesque Festival via 21st Century Burlesque

Tease Queen Melody Sweets Releases New Love Digitale Music Video via 21st Century Burlesque

TEAM WILL: East Lancashire burlesque singer wows ‘The Voice’ judges via The Lancashire Telegraph

Pillow Talk with Bazuka Joe: Burlesque Legend Judith Stein via 21st Century Burlesque 

The Comic Strips: #StripperProblems No. 22 — “Feather Boa” via Burlesque Beat

Burlesque on the BBC (with a little bit of me)

So I was only on the blummin tellybox last night, wasn’t I?! You might have missed me if you went off to make a quick brew/ glanced down for a second 😉


Last night BBC Inside Out East Midlands dedicated a third of their show to the every increasing burlesque scene in their area.

It featured interviews with Scarlett Daggers, Eliza DeLite Charlotte Thomson and Heidi Bang Tidy who all are incredible ambassadors for burlesque.

Scarlett runs fantastic events such as The Gilded Merkin,  the soon recently announced LaDeDa Cabaret and (with Charlotte) Dr Sketchy Nottingham, at the latter of which I performed my Poison Ivy act for the last time in December and the BBC were there to film it.

The show will be available via BBC iplayer until next Monday, it’s a fantastic piece and really captures a great snapshot of burlesque.