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 […]

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 […]

London Cabaret Awards: Polly Rae and Bettsie Bon Bon Shine at Annual Ceremony

London Cabaret Awards: Polly Rae and Bettsie Bon Bon Shine at Ceremony

On Monday a bejewelled, flamboyant horde of stars from the London cabaret scene invaded the luxurious Cafe de Paris for a night of awards, roasts, song and striptease. Miss Polly Rae saw off fellow shortlisted nominees The Folly Mixtures and BRIEFS to win ‘Best Burlesque’. For some time now she has set a excellent example […]

London Burlesque Stars Go Fully Nude for Cancer Charity Calendar (NSFW)

London Burlesque Stars Go Fully Nude for Cabaret Charity Calendar (NSFW)

21st Century Burlesque Magazine is thrilled to release some teaser shots from the second annual All Nude Cabaret Charity Calendar, which features over thirty naked cabaret performers – including one who posed while undergoing treatment for cancer. The calendar will be officially released on December 3rd 2014 at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, with all […]

Review: Between the Sheets (London Wonderground 2014)

Review: Between the Sheets (London Wonderground 2014)

Earlier this month, purring burlesque popstress Miss Polly Rae brought established London favourite Between the Sheets, usually in residence at the Hippodrome Casino’s intimate Matcham Room, to London Wonderground 2014 for two naughty nights of song and striptease. Expanded for the decidedly larger Spiegeltent space and refreshed with sizzling new numbers, the show was typically […]

Between the Sheets: 7 Ways to Seduce Your Audience

Between the Sheets: 7 Ways to Seduce Your Audience

Burlesque songstress Miss Polly Rae, star of West End hit The Hurly Burly Show and Between the Sheets, shares her tips for keeping an audience tantalised and titillated. You can watch Polly Rae, Kitty Bang Bang and cast in action at London Wonderground next month; see below for details… Create A Welcoming Environment Entice your […]

Burlesque at London Wonderground 2014 (Part One)

Burlesque at London Wonderground 2014 (Part One)

London Wonderground is set to spice up the Southbank for a third year this summer, with an extensive and varied programme of events covering cabaret, comedy, music, circus, and burlesque.  I heartily recommend multiple visits to Wonderground; you can enjoy a cool drink in the gardens with lanterns dancing above you in the trees, browse […]

Beyond the Christmas Cabaret

Beyond the Christmas Cabaret

Before the Burlesque TOP 50 madness kicked off at New Year, I enjoyed a highly entertaining evening at Sean Mooney‘s Beyond The Christmas Cabaret at The Clapham Grand in London.  Sean can always be relied on to put on a good show, but I didn’t expect this festive offering to be such a family affair. […]

Review: Between the Sheets, starring Miss Polly Rae, Laurie Hagen and Kitty Bang Bang.

Review: Between the Sheets, starring Miss Polly Rae, Laurie Hagen and Kitty Bang Bang.

Between the Sheets is a highly enjoyable demonstration of what is possible when creative freedom, loving friendship and tremendous talent are combined and given the space to work. I saw the first run of Between the Sheets last year, shortly after seeing Polly Rae in The Hurly Burly Show, and some of the concerns I […]