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Claudine Van Den Bergh, Moulin Rouge showgirl. ®Moulin Rouge-« S.Wells
Together We Can-Can: Life as a Moulin Rouge Showgirl

I am thrilled to present this special feature about sensational showgirl Claudine Van Den Bergh, who I…

Review: Lili La Scala's Another F*cking Variety Show (London Wonderground 2015)
Review: Lili La Scala’s Another F*cking Variety Show (London Wonderground 2015)

[wp-review] Before its annual trek up to Edinburgh Fringe, Another Fucking Variety Show stopped by…

Review: Between the Sheets - An Intimate Cabaret (London Wonderground 2015)
Review: Between the Sheets – An Intimate Cabaret (London Wonderground 2015)

[wp-review] Miss Polly Rae’s Between the Sheets goes big at London Wonderground for a second…

On ‘The Burlesque Community’

The burlesque scene is not a universally inclusive, comforting safe haven where you can spend your days high-fiving other ‘empowered’ women and singing Kumbaya around a warm, cosy campfire toasting rhinestone covered marshmallows.

Review: Black Cat Cabaret - Nocturne (London Wonderground 2015)
Review: Black Cat Cabaret – Nocturne (London Wonderground 2015)

[wp-review] Nocturne, Black Cat Cabaret’s latest London Wonderground production, concerns a weary London commuter who…

Review: Gypsy ©Johan Persson
Review: Hold Your Hats and Hallelujah, Gypsy’s Gonna Show it to Ya!

“Everybody give a cheer!” Gypsy has returned to the West End after forty years.  A…

London Cabaret Awards: Polly Rae and Bettsie Bon Bon Shine at Annual Ceremony
London Cabaret Awards: Polly Rae and Bettsie Bon Bon Shine at Ceremony

On Monday a bejewelled, flamboyant horde of stars from the London cabaret scene invaded the…

Review: Sukki Singapora Debuts Diamond Ring Burlesque Act at Cafe de Paris
Review: Sukki Singapora Debuts ‘Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend’ at Cafe de Paris

An evening spent in the warm, luxurious belly of Cafe de Paris is one of…

New Orleans Venue Drops Burlesque Performer Due to Her Size. Burlesque Community Erupts.
Lucky Pierre’s Drops Burlesque Performer Due to Her Size. Burlesque Community Erupts.

Before I was fully awake this morning in London my inbox was filling up with…

Review: Palace of the Snow Queen (Black Cat Cabaret)
Review: Palace of the Snow Queen (Looking Glass Productions)

This year’s Christmas offering from the Looking Glass Productions arm of Black Cat Cabaret is…

The #SaveMadameJojos Peace Vigil in Words, Photo and Video.
The Madame Jojo’s Peace Vigil in Words, Photos and Video.

In October, a violent incident involving iconic Soho venue Madame Jojo’s, a celebrated performance space…