21st Century Burlesque Magazine editor Holli-Mae Johnson and editor-in-chief of This Is Cabaret Franco Milazzo sat down with the delightful Rosie Kohl in her cosy sitting room just before Christmas and discussed their 2014 highlights, picked out from all the London burlesque and cabaret shows they attended and reviewed over the course of the year.  This interview is the first of two parts; the second is an animated discussion about the role of the critic in burlesque and cabaret, which will follow soon…

In this podcast: What Do Critics Do; Fetishistic Fans; Banks of Knowledge; Know What You’re Looking At; Archiving and Recording; THE SHOWS!; Circusfest; Mimetic Festival; Vaults Festival 2015; Red Bastard Changes You; MimeticFest Awards; How Much We Love Anna Lou; Cabaret des Distractions; Reuben Kaye; Lady Rizo; Baby Lame; Miss Behave’s Gameshow; Alternative Eurovision; London Wonderground; La Soiree; Scottee; Mrs Hudson’s Christmas Corker/Spymonkey; Fascinating Aida; A Load of Crepe by The Late Night Shop Cabaret; Monica Salvi; Midnight Circus; Chrisalys; Greenwich Circus Festival; Circus Space/National Centre for Circus Arts; The Chap Olympiad; Blitz Party; SS Atlantica; Boom & Bang Circus at the Roundhouse; Phil InGud; Barelesque; Between the Sheets; Curiosity Cabaret; Des O’Connor; Dr. Clive’s Circus; The Old Operating Theatre; The Middle of the Road; Bourgeois & Maurice and David Hoyle; Royal Vauxhaull Tavern; White Mischief; EastEnd Cabaret – Sexual Tension; Cabaret at Scarfe’s Bar; Dusty Limits and Lili La Scala; Vicky Butterfly; Another Fucking Variety Show; Briefs!; Esquire deLune; House of Burlesque; Tempest Rose; Bettsie Bon Bon; Scarlett O’Hora; Rubyyy Jones’ Young Feminist Whores; Bonnie Fleur; Pi the Mime; Meth & The Meth Lab; Lolo Brow & Cabaret Derangium; Are You Game…

Visit Rosie Kohl’s Vaudeville Podcast Page for more interviews with burlesque and cabaret personalities…