Penny Arcade: Eroticism Without Control

Penny Arcade: Eroticism Without Control

  Transgressive New York show Bitch! Dyke! Faghag! Whore! pioneered a whole scene of gender-defying queer performance 20 years ago. Franco Milazzo interviews creator Penny Arcade on the different attitudes across the pond.     The Village Voice called you a “sex...
The Week in Cabaret: From Weimar to Twin Peaks

The Week in Cabaret: From Weimar to Twin Peaks

The cabaret alternative to the Sunday football match was the Clittorati Party, hosted at the Paper Dress Vintage boutique in Shoreditch. A full-day event (for variety standards), it started mid-afternoon with a merkin-making workshop followed by performances. The...
Say Hello To…The Ruby Dolls

Say Hello To…The Ruby Dolls

For the last few years, The Ruby Dolls have been the quintessential Weimarian close harmony troupe with a repertoire of Brechtian songs that are intimate and streaked with social commentary, humour and history. The Dolls will be taking a new version of their Rubies In...
The Week in Cabaret: Arts and Crafts

The Week in Cabaret: Arts and Crafts

“If there is one thing I know about burlesque and cabaret performers is we hoard,” says Ivy Paige. After amassing a wealth of circus signs, props, wigs and costumes, some of which she’s never worn, the singer and compère organised the first edition of Ivy...
What Guttersnipes Do for Inspiration

What Guttersnipes Do for Inspiration

  As the time nears for the première of Guttersnipes, her new collaboration with fellow agitator and columnist Myra DuBois, cabaret rabble-rouser Ophelia Bitz spills the beans on what gets her juices flowing. Creative juices, that is.   Inspiration is a tricksy thing....
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