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Review: Showtime at Cafe de Paris

Review: Showtime at Cafe De ParisRead more

It’s all change at Cafe de Paris.  Resident guest show The Wam Bam Club has departed, and the venue now has its own new shows, produced in-house.  One of these is Showtime, a supper club cabaret with the option of a three course dining experience, which I thoroughly enjoyed.  If you’ve never been to Cafe […]

Preview: Burlesque On Ice

Preview: Burlesque On IceRead more

After hearing reports about the gorgeous Elle Dorado’s ice-skating burlesque routine at the New Orleans Burlesque Festival last year, I was made aware of an upcoming show in the UK which would turn ice-skating and burlesque into a full scale production. Coming to London’s Bush Hall on 4-8th February, Burlesque On Ice is the creation […]

Beyond the Christmas Cabaret

Beyond the Christmas CabaretRead more

Before the Burlesque TOP 50 madness kicked off at New Year, I enjoyed a highly entertaining evening at Sean Mooney‘s Beyond The Christmas Cabaret at The Clapham Grand in London.  Sean can always be relied on to put on a good show, but I didn’t expect this festive offering to be such a family affair. […]

EXPOSED: Beyond Burlesque screening at the ICA, London.

EXPOSED: Beyond Burlesque screening at the ICA, London.Read more

EXPOSED: Beyond Burlesque is a vital and valuable addition to the growing number of burlesque films and documentaries; a challenging, moving and enlightening examination of some of the best-known contemporary burlesque pioneers and trailblazers in all their raw, naked glory. It is screening at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, UK from tonight, 9th […]

Review: Wam Bam Club at the Bloomsbury Ballroom

Review: Wam Bam Club at the Bloomsbury BallroomRead more

I recently enjoyed an evening at Lady Alex’ Wam Bam Club at the Bloomsbury Ballroom in London, and while there was nothing ground breaking or exceptional in terms of burlesque, it was a well executed, energetic and feel-good show. Lady Alex leads proceedings with poise and authority, without dominating the limelight too much as some […]

Interview: Laurie Hagen (Part Two.)

Laurie Hagen (Part Two.)Read more

Read Laurie Hagen Part One… The fascinating Laurie Hagen interview continues. At the end of Part One, we were discussing her early career… Laurie Hagen: I danced in musicals for a few years and I ended up dancing in Beauty and the Beast in the West End as one of the original cast members, which […]

Interview: Laurie Hagen (Part One.)

Laurie Hagen (Part One.)Read more

Laurie Hagen is, hands down, one of the most multi-talented, endearing, dedicated and creative women I have ever met, with an inspiring story to tell. When I first saw Laurie Hagen perform, years ago now, I knew I had seen something very special, and I was thrilled when I read and heard the reaction to […]

Catherine D’Lish: London Bound

Catherine D'Lish: London BoundRead more

Catherine D’Lish will be hitting the UK next week, and she shares all the details about the trip and upcoming performances here with 21st Century Burlesque Magazine… You kick off your UK appearances at the Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival in Bradford on May 17th. What do you plan to perform? I’m very happy to have […]

INTERVIEW: Miss Polly Rae

INTERVIEW: Miss Polly RaeRead more

Over the past five years, my regard for Polly Rae has progressed from awareness, to interest, to hesitation, to respect, to a growing friendship and affection. I first saw Polly and the Hurly Burly Girlys in action at the Soho Revue Bar in 2007, but it was when I spent time with them backstage at […]

Review: Forever Crazy

Forever Crazy (Review)Read more

Every time that ringer sounds and the Bareskin soundtrack begins, I still experience a happy tingle of anticipation. Forever Crazy is a standalone collection of classic and recent numbers from the Crazy Horse Paris show, designed as a tribute to founder Alain Bernardin, and part of the 60th Anniversary celebrations. The show is entertaining London […]