Aurora Galore. ©Tigz Rice

Review: Aurora Galore – Glamorous Weirdo (London Wonderground 2016)

Aurora Galore: Glamorous Weirdo is pitched as ‘performance art, avant-garde circus and theatrical annihilation’, but in truth it is none of those things. And it is interesting that Aurora Galore does not describe herself as a burlesque artist – what she is most known for – despite mentioning her rankings in 21st Century Burlesque Magazine’s […]

Review: Burlesque Noir, Starring Tempest Storm (Blackpool, UK)

Review: Burlesque Noir, Starring Tempest Storm (Blackpool, UK)

[wp-review] When it was announced at the beginning of the year that Burlesque Noir 2015 would be held at Blackpool’s Tower Ballroom my heart skipped a beat. When the announcement of Tempest Storm as headliner was released I nearly fainted, then made my way happily to the booking page, credit card in hand. For anyone […]

The Top 20 Burlesque Articles of 2014

The Top 20 Burlesque Articles of 2014 on 21st Century Burlesque Magazine

As we kick off a New Year – and wait for the Burlesque TOP 50 results – here is a chance to catch up on some essential burlesque reading. Here are your 20 most popular burlesque articles on 21st Century Burlesque Magazine in 2014 (all articles open in a new window)… 1. Burlesque Dancer Banned […]

Review: Another F*cking Variety Show (London Wonderground 2014)

Review: Another F*cking Variety Show (London Wonderground 2014)

Last Friday, with just over a week left of the outstanding London Wonderground 2014 season, feisty songbird Lili La Scala brought Another Fucking Variety Show, fresh from a run at the Edinburgh Fringe, to the South Bank Spiegeltent for the first of two dates. Boasting an enviable lineup of first-rate entertainers delivering song, striptease, circus […]

Burlesque Hall of Fame Tournament of Tease: Best Debut (BHoF 2014)

Burlesque Hall of Fame Tournament of Tease: Best Debut (BHoF 2014)

Kitty Bang Bang reviews the Best Debut category at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2014.  Click here for her thoughts on the Queen category… It’s been four years since I first got on a plane from the UK and hauled ass to Vegas, which makes me a total neophyte in comparison to some of […]

BHoF 2014: Best Debut (Part 1)

BHoF 2014: Best Debut (Part 1)

With the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2014 one week away, it’s time to meet the contenders battling it out for Best Debut.  In Part 1, Missy Lisa, Aurora Galore, Lisa Fa’alafi, Mama Ulita and Voracious V discuss their work and ambitions… 21st Century Burlesque Magazine Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2014 Coverage is sponsored […]

Showgirl Problems: Producing Pedigree Burlesque in Hebden Bridge

Showgirl Problems: Producing Pedigree Burlesque in Hebden Bridge

Jessickah Walsh speaks to Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival producers Heidi Bang Tidy and Lady Wildflower (with honorary showgirl Neil Kendall) about the challenges of producing pedigree burlesque shows in the UK… In a recent independent study (me, sat listening in to people’s conversations on the train) it was found that Hebden Bridge is famed for […]