Events And Reviews

Lily Verlaine brings Erotic Ballet to Triple Door

House of Verlaine present Giselle at the Triple Door. Photo: Ernie Sapiro PhotographyRead more

Like many wild imaginings that have materialized into full scale performances, such as the annual Land of the Sweets and Through the Looking Glass: The Burlesque Alice in Wonderland, Lily Verlaine’s new work Giselle began, like so many of her endeavors, with the question: “What if?”  What if the familiar characters of the classical ballet […]


Review: Le Bouge Neon (Underbelly Festival 2017)

Le Bouge Neon at Underbelly Festival 2017, by Jen Pearce.Read more

Le Bouge Neon, a “disco drama” created by Moulin Rouge dancer Fallon Dee and comedian Chris Fitchew which claims to “celebrate women, art and tease”, is one of a pleasing number of burlesque and cabaret shows included at the Underbelly Festival this year, all taking place in the twinkling Spiegeltent. The success of the production’s […]

Sublime Boudoir: Burlesque Brilliance at Alder Manor

The Roustabouts in Sublime Boudoir at Alder Manor. ©Sublime BoudoirRead more

Burlesque star Betsy Rose reports on Sublime Boudoir at Alder Manor, which ran for two spectacular nights in New York in May 2017.  To experience and be a part of Sublime Boudoir at Alder Manor was a treat beyond my wildest dreams. As I completed my journey from foggy London Town to Yonkers, New York, […]

PHOTOS: Dita and Cast Define The Art of the Teese

Dita Von Teese in The Art of the Teese tour. ©Frank RodrickRead more

Dita Von Teese and her all star cast of burlesque greats are on the road again this summer with The Art of the Teese. In an interview with 21st Century Burlesque at the end of 2016, Dita called it “a glamorous but riotous two hours of show … with the biggest and most lavish production […]

The Feral Feminism of Baby Got Back

Baby Got Back burlesqueRead more

  The F-word has been front and center throughout the world and at the forefront of discussion within the burlesque community of late. With ‘Nasty Women’ and ‘Bad Feminists’ globally speaking out on important women’s issues, it has been amazing to see how the burlesque community has been combining political expression into our body of […]

Sadie Sinner: Cocoa Butter Queen

The Cocoa Butter Club, by Biju BelinkyRead more

“The Cocoa Butter Club gives a voice to The Other.  We exist to promote the fact that performers of colour are creating in a multitude of mediums, and whilst our cabaret may not always look the same, please consider how artists draw on their past, present and futures and create work which reflects this.” After […]

Electra Mourning’s BurlyCon Recap

Jeez Loueez leading a class at BurlyCon 2016. Copyright Don Spiro for BurlyConRead more

Well… What does one say? Donald Trump is President Elect of the United States of America. What effect this would have on the BurlyCon weekend, I honestly wasn’t sure.  I did know I was glad to be spending the weekend following the Election with the Glitter Family.  Within a space where we could all hopefully […]

Ursula Undressed: The Magic of Martinez

Ursula Martinez, starring in La Soiree at Christmas in Leicester Square. Photo by Prudence UptonRead more

Like the fabled, festive Coca Cola truck, five star smash La Soiree has rolled into London again this Christmas with a twinkling Spiegeltent full of sass, smut, surprise, and sensational skill. We spoke to one of La Soiree‘s most celebrated heroines, Ursula Martinez, as she marks fifty fabulous years of life, laughter, and lewd, nude burlesque brilliance! (Hanky […]