Review: Gin House Burlesque (Underbelly Festival 2017)

Gin House Burlesque: The Roaring Twenties Revue at the Underbelly Festival 2017. Photo by Paul Monckton

London burlesque heavyweights Betsy Rose, Missy Fatale and Jolie Papillon have conjured immersive magic at The King’s Head members club with Gin House Burlesque, a heady evening of tease, tipples and prohibition chic. An adaptation – The Roaring Twenties Revue – has been brought to the Underbelly Spiegeltent to spice up the South Bank.  …

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Review: Best Debut (Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2017)

Tas Deville reports on the Best Debut category at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2017 Tournament of Tease. Each year, the Best Debut competition provides a glimpse into the up-and-coming heavy-hitters of the burlesque world, and this year’s competition was no different. In a dizzying array of styles, songs, and sequins, the ten debut…

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Lily Verlaine brings Erotic Ballet to Triple Door

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…

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Review: Le Bouge Neon (Underbelly Festival 2017)

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

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…

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Sublime Boudoir: Burlesque Brilliance at Alder Manor

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

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,…

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