Mimi Amore at the Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival 2014. ©Ravey Davey

Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival Prepares for Striptastic Third Year

The Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival has defied opposition and obstacles and steadily grown from a low key two day event to one of Europe’s biggest burlesque festivals. The festival is the brainchild of two Yorkshire women – Heidi Bang Tidy and Lady Wildflower – who launched the event in 2013 as a celebration of diversity which brings […]

Theatre Bizarre 2014: Through the Lens

Burlesque Queens at Theatre Bizarre 2014: A Fiendish Fairytale

Relive the unique spectacle of Theatre Bizarre 2014 – starring Roxi D’Lite, Dirty Martini, Angie Pontani, Julie Atlas Muz and Russell Bruner – through the eyes of flamboyant burlesque photographer Neil Kendall… When my burlesque pal Roxi D’Lite and I had an post-party chinwag last summer at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend in Vegas, […]

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 […]

The DIXEY Guide to Boylesque Brilliance (Edinburgh Fringe 2014)

The DIXEY Guide to Boylesque Brilliance (Edinburgh Fringe 2014)

Aspiring boylesque megastars look no further – your ultimate guide to making it in burlesque is right here, courtesy of some of the finest male stripteasers in the galaxy!  Tigger! is a neo-burlesque pioneer and the first person to receive the Best Boylesque title at the prestigious Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend pageant.  Russell Bruner […]

Darlinda Just Darlinda at Theatre Bizarre 2013

Darlinda Just Darlinda at Theatre Bizarre 2013

As the application period for this year’s Theatre Bizarre production nears its deadline, read about Darlinda Just Darlinda’s amazing experience at last year’s incredible event. If you want to apply to perform at Theatre Bizarre in 2014, you can find details below. Burlesque performers are considered alongside other variety acts, and those accepted will join […]

Dancing with the Devil: Theatre Bizarre 2013

Dancing with the Devil: Theatre Bizarre 2013

Theatre Bizarre is a unique, immersive and truly spectacular annual production which seems to become more fantastical and thrilling every year.  21st Century Burlesque Magazine reached out to the 2013 cast of Theatre Bizarre: The Procession, and the passionate response tells you all you need to know about an unforgettable experience for performers and audiences […]

Show Afterglow: Diversi-Tease 2014

Show Afterglow: Diversi-Tease 2014

Co-producer Sweetpea reports on the delightful Diversi-Tease, which took place in Minneapolis earlier this year… The Diversi-Tease Showcase was a celebration of beauty in diversity. January 30th – February 1st brought a welcomed mid-winter heat wave to Minneapolis with a five-show bash at the historic Ritz Theater. ‘An Extravagant Weekend of Burlesque in the Twin […]

Michelle L'amour and Russell Bruner Discuss Their FABULOUS New Duet [Photo and Video]

Michelle L’amour and Russell Bruner Discuss Their FABULOUS New Duet [Photo and Video]

Burlesque peers and fans collectively swooned last week when the video of Michelle L’amour and Russell Bruner’s new duet, debuted at The Big Sexy Show on February 14th in Chicago, hit the internet.  And what a fascinating double act they are: asstastic burlesque superstar Michelle L’amour, known for spellbinding grace, hilarious viral videos and unrelenting […]

Jessabelle Thunder's Hollywood Burlesque Festival Diary

Jessabelle Thunder’s Hollywood Burlesque Festival Diary

The luscious Jessabelle Thunder is your guide for the first annual Hollywood Burlesque Festival, which took place at the end of last year. Read on!   December 6, 2013 Dear Diary, Today did NOT start off well. A negative work review, had to take my car to the shop, and traffic EVERYWHERE! Needless to say, […]

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 […]

Kitty Bang Bang's New Orleans Burlesque Festival Diary

Kitty Bang Bang’s New Orleans Burlesque Festival Diary

Kitty Bang Bang shares her experience of the 2013 New Orleans Burlesque Festival as only Kitty can. The weekend was pretty much one long glittery bar crawl, apparently, with some fabulous burlesque and catching up thrown in. Enjoy! Wednesday 18th September The night before I was headed to New Orleans, I had the pleasure of performing […]