Folly Mixtures Stars and Strippers burlesque at London Wonderground.

WATCH: Folly Mixtures bring Stars and Strippers to the Spiegeltent!

21st Century Burlesque fondly remembers watching Folly Mixtures-to-be Ooh La Lou and Liberty Sweet perform almost a decade ago at the Leicester Square Theatre alongside fellow London veterans Polly Rae, Laurie Hagen and Frisky and Mannish. How time flies! Five years ago, Lou led the creation of a burlesque supertroupe called The Folly Mixtures, and […]

Cirque Alfonse in BARBU at the London Wonderground Spiegeltent, by David Jensen

BARBU: Bombastic, Beardy Brilliance at London Wonderground 2016 (PHOTOS)

[wp-review id=”26829″] BARBU, performed by quirky Quebec circus troupe Cirque Alfonse, is a sexy explosion of bombastic, beardy brilliance at London Wonderground 2016. Limber, lusty lumberjacks, mystical mayhem, folklore and live folk music make for a beguiling, hilarious and uplifting spectacle which can be enjoyed in the twinkling South Bank Spiegeltent until September 25th. We […]

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 […]

London Burlesque: Polly Rae by Ayesha H

London Burlesque is Getting Even Sexier and Here’s Why

Jennifer Taylor explains how a new taste for tease has shaped the face of London burlesque… Things are getting raunchier in London’s burlesque scene. A new sexual revolution has helped fuel the mainstream popularity of burlesque, once considered alternative entertainment – audiences now are sassier and more sexed-up, thanks to a glut of naked flesh […]

Between the Sheets

9 Reasons Why Between the Sheets is the Hottest Burlesque Ticket in London

Between the Sheets: An Intimate Cabaret brings burlesque bang up to date with flair, authenticity and intelligence in a scene often plagued with complacency and a lack of creativity and willingness to push further and offer something new. It grabs you by the heart, mind and groin and holds on tight for 90 minutes of […]

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 year, and while last year’s show lacked overall cohesion and confidence, history will remember it as a dress rehearsal for an outstanding 2015 production which has more than found its feet. A perfectly paced, vibrant and varied burlesque pop concert […]

Heavy Metal Pete and Snake Fervor in The Double R Club at London Wonderground 2015. ©Sin Bozkurt

Review: The Double R Club (London Wonderground 2015)

[wp-review] The Double R Club is a dark and disturbing spectacle of Lynch inspired nightmares. Away from its usual setting at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, The Double R grows into something quite simply terrifying at the London Wonderground Spiegeltent. Host for the evening is the silver tongued wordsmith Benjamin Louche – as rakishly sordid […]

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 nods off on the tube and embarks on a journey through his troubled subconscious, led by “queen of the night” Lili La Scala. Nocturne’s trump card is its outstanding cast of all-star circus performers.  Katrina Lilwall is captivating on aerial chains, soaring […]

Review: Scotch and Soda (London Wonderground 2015)

Review: Scotch and Soda (London Wonderground 2015)

[wp-review] If there are two things we like at 21st Century Burlesque Magazine it’s infectious toe tapping jazz matched up with stonkingly good circus. Scotch and Soda, a marriage of the two, in the ever beautiful Spiegeltent on the South Bank, has the ingredients to be a very exciting show over the coming months. After the […]

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 […]

LAST CHANCE: Final Fantastic Shows at London Wonderground.

LAST CHANCE: Final Fantastic Shows at London Wonderground.

It has been another summer of tremendous fun and first rate entertainment at London Wonderground on the South Bank. If you haven’t enjoyed any of the fantastic shows yet, you have a week and a half left to snatch up some tickets, and believe me, it’s worth it. Here are some of the shows left […]