REVIEW: Briefs (London Wonderground 2015)

REVIEW: Briefs (London Wonderground 2015)

[wp-review] 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 […]

London Wonderground 2015

Burlesque and Variety Highlights at London Wonderground 2015

Now in its fourth spectacular year, London Wonderground 2015 invites you to eat, drink and be merry in its festive fairground on London’s South Bank and enjoy evenings of entertainment inside the twinkling 1920s Spiegeltent. Once again there is a generous helping of burlesque to enjoy, as well as other top drawer variety acts. Here are some of the […]

Trixie Little and The Evil Hate Monkey Reveal All in 'Us, Naked' Documentary

Trixie Little and The Evil Hate Monkey Reveal All in ‘Us, Naked’ Documentary

Superstar burlesque duo Trixie Little and The Evil Hate Monkey have long been darlings of the international circus and cabaret scene, producing world class magic on stage together for over a decade. Now, we have an amazing opportunity to see what happens offstage as well as they travel all over the world together sharing the […]

Review: BRIEFS - The Second Coming (London Wonderground 2014)

Review – BRIEFS: The Second Coming (London Wonderground 2014)

Briefs, the all-male cabaret circus troupe from (mostly) Australia has returned to London Wonderground for a four week run, starting on 2nd September. The show opens with a brilliantly choreographed ensemble piece, Captain Kidd strutting on stage with a huge white peacock tail which opens to reveal the rest of the cast. Some great use […]

BHoF 2014: Sunday Night - Icons and All Stars

BHoF 2014: Sunday Night – Icons and All-Stars

Hi everybody, it’s us, Kitten ‘N’ Lou!  After working our rhinestoned patooties off all weekend to win the title of ‘Most Comedic’ on Saturday night, we were delighted to just sit back, relax, sip on a giant pineapple cup filled with tequila, and be dazzled by the parade of Icons and All-Stars that graced the […]

Russell Bruner's Vienna Boylesque Festival Diary

Russell Bruner’s Vienna Boylesque Festival Diary

6 Days in Vienna: A look back on the Vienna Boylesque Festival and Life Ball, by Russell Bruner. Day 1 After about six weeks of touring on the endless road, I woke up in the banana palace of Trixie Little and The Evil Hate Monkey. We had quick coffee and rushed away so Trixie could […]

Workin' The Tease: The Art of Baltimore Burlesque

Workin’ The Tease: The Art of Baltimore Burlesque

by Kay Sera. In the 1950s, Baltimore launched the career of the legendary Blaze Starr and helped shape burlesque’s history. Sixty years later, Baltimore again made history when the Maryland Institute College of Art Exhibition Development Seminar (EDS) launched ‘Workin’ the Tease: The Art of Baltimore Burlesque’. EDS is a sequenced, cross-disciplinary program of students […]

Burlesque TOP 50 2013 Postmortem, by J.D. Oxblood

Burlesque TOP 50 2013 Postmortem, by J.D. Oxblood

Disclaimer: This is an analysis of the results of the Burlesque TOP 50 2013 as compared to the predictions of the author based on handicapping per past rankings and prior performances. No subjective judgment is implied or should be construed except where noted by the author. All analyses (and opinions, where noted) are the product […]

BHoF Quotes of the Day with Minnie Tonka: Thursday May 30th

BHoF Quotes of the Day with Minnie Tonka: Thursday May 30th

Minnie Tonka is checking in throughout the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2013 to share some top quotes and snaps from her BHoF adventure. Here’s Thursday… “Once I work out every day I’m going to immediately start drinking.” – Lil’ Miss Lixx “Nothing like drinking Prosecco in styrofoam.” – Evil Hate Monkey “You can only […]

Ten Years of Trixie and Monkey (Partnerships Series)

Ten Years of Trixie and Monkey (Partnerships Series)

Trixie Little and The Evil Hate Monkey are an incredibly skilled, charming and dedicated burlesque super duo, and they have been entertaining us and contributing to the burlesque community for ten years. Also a couple off stage, Monkey surprised Trixie on their tenth anniversary with a marriage proposal, and I couldn’t wish them more joy […]

BHoF 2012: Sunday Night SHOW PHOTOS

BHoF 2012: Sunday Night SHOW PHOTOS

21st Century Burlesque Magazine has teamed up with Orangeroads Photography to bring you exclusive and gorgeous photos from each of the fabulous BHoF showcases this weekend and, of course, the Saturday night pageant! Enjoy these fabulous images of the ‘Icons and All-Stars’ that took to the stage on Sunday night, with more to come in […]