Havana Hurricane stars in Burlesque Noir at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom. Photo Neal Rylatt Photography.

PHOTOS: Burlesque Noir Brings Burlesque Stars to Blackpool

Burlesque Noir, an annual burlesque and cabaret spectacular, hosted sixteen burlesque stars on October 8th at the dazzling Blackpool Tower Ballroom, including New York burlesque headliners Jo Weldon and Medianoche. Jo Weldon is the headmistress of the New York School of Burlesque and author of The Burlesque Handbook, and Medianoche is a Miss Exotic World […]

Ginger Valentine at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend Tournament of Tease in The Orleans Showroom, Las Vegas. ©Chris Harman/Harman House Photography for 21st Century Burlesque Magazine. Not to be used without permission.

10 Steps to Classic Burlesque Superstardom – The Ultimate Masterclass

Classic burlesque striptease, when done well, captivates and excites me as much as it did over ten years ago when I arrived on the scene. And yet a number of people approach me at shows and message me to complain about how boring and bland classic burlesque is now, rolling their eyes at the sea […]

Havana Hurricane's New Orleans Burlesque Festival Diary

Havana Hurricane’s New Orleans Burlesque Festival Diary

UK burlesque starlet Havana Hurricane presents a New Orleans Burlesque Festival Diary… I fell in love with the city of New Orleans many years ago and after attending the New Orleans Burlesque Festival in 2013 I couldn’t wait to be back on stage at one of my favourite festivals once again. Last year I was […]

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 […]