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Gin House Burlesque: Stripping with a Swing

Missy Fatale, Betsy Rose and Jolie Papillon at Gin House Burlesque. Photo by Chris BakerRead more

21st Century Burlesque Magazine thoroughly enjoyed Gin House Burlesque at The King’s Head – a spectacular, hidden jewel box in East London, commandeered by sparkling showgirls and a swarm of stylish revellers. Ivy Wilde discusses the superbly executed concept with co-creators Betsy Rose, Missy Fatale and Jolie Papillon.     When did the idea for […]

London Burlesque is Getting Even Sexier and Here’s Why

London Burlesque: Polly Rae by Ayesha HRead more

Jennifer Taylor explains how a new taste for tease has shaped the face of London burlesque… Things are getting raunchier in London’s burlesque scene. A new sexual revolution has helped fuel the mainstream popularity of burlesque, once considered alternative entertainment – audiences now are sassier and more sexed-up, thanks to a glut of naked flesh […]

Photos: Lili La Scala’s Stunning Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival Wardrobe

Lili La Scala at the Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival 2015, by Nick Singleton PhotographyRead more

Renowned for her exquisite wardrobe, sublime hostess Lili La Scala made a modest four changes during the glittering Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival Gala last year. She takes us through her costume changes, calling the Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival “the best festival that the UK has to offer. Beautifully organised. I had the best time.” This year, […]

REVIEW: Briefs (London Wonderground 2015)

REVIEW: Briefs (London Wonderground 2015)Read more

Back in London for the fourth time and enjoying an extended run at London Wonderground’s delicious Spiegeltent, Briefs – an all-male Australian revue fusing circus, burlesque and drag – certainly delivers in the entertainment stakes. The cast of seven work hard at a fast-paced gallop – we’re told they need to fit a ninety-minute show […]