Preview: House of Burlesque

Preview: House of Burlesque

No season of vaudeville would be complete without a little titillation, and Priceless London Wonderground is no exception. Production company House of Burlesque will present their homonymous showcase at the festival, filling up the spiegeltent at the South Bank Centre...
The Week in Cabaret: Burlesque Bonanza

The Week in Cabaret: Burlesque Bonanza

Another London Burlesque Week has ended, leaving in its wake a trail of glitter, feathers, confetti and other debris from dozens of acts. Whether you like your burlesque sexy, funny, fiery, messy or loud, you were sure to find it in one of the nine showcases of Chaz...
Preview: Heart & Lung Unit

Preview: Heart & Lung Unit

Over the last 18 months, we’ve watched monthly variety event Heart & Lung Unit grow and grow from its Brixton origins to its current West End location. Ahead of their latest show next Monday, one of the “soul cabaret” crew’s founders Glenn...
EastEnd Cabaret Does Australia

EastEnd Cabaret Does Australia

The Marxist sexual perversions of musical comedy duo EastEnd Cabaret have caused uproar everywhere they’ve performed, from Whitechapel dives and gentlemen’s toilets to the Edinburgh and Adelaide festivals. As they prepare for their biggest gigs ever at the Priceless...
Audience Participation: Heroes or Zeroes?

Audience Participation: Heroes or Zeroes?

Ukulele songstress Tricity Vogue interviews singer and porn-peddler Ophelia Bitz on the limits of public interaction in cabaret There’s a man kneeling at my feet on the Bluestockings’ stage. Tonight I think I’ll try a new position, to keep things fresh. I wonder if...
A Burlesque Marathon

A Burlesque Marathon

Burlesquers are competing, but who’s judging? And what are they winning? Producer Chaz Royal tells C.J. Lazaretti what happens behind the scenes of the World Burlesque Games seven contests.   Choosing winners and losers in burlesque is not easy. How can you compare...
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