The Week in Cabaret: Art for Other Arts’ Sakes

The Week in Cabaret: Art for Other Arts’ Sakes

Film, painting, literature and other arts meet in the satirical crossroads of burlesque. Tributes and parodies marked the highlights of last week at the dawn of the merry merry month of May. Wednesday saw an influx of burlesquers from all over the UK into London by...
Let the World Burlesque Games Begin!

Let the World Burlesque Games Begin!

Bump-and-grinding, tassel twirling and shimmying may not be Olympic categories, but they’re far more fun to watch than table tennis and badminton. Chaz Royal’s international festival of burlesque starts today – only in London – pitching exotic dancers and striptease...
Bluestockings In Space: the Story Behind the Photo

Bluestockings In Space: the Story Behind the Photo

  For their sci-fi themed revue, cabaret collective The Blue Stocking Society drafts photographer Gavin Mecaniques to send them into orbit.   Every month the Blue Stocking Society collaborates with a photographer to conceive a themed photo for its monthly cabaret...
The Week in Cabaret: Freak Legion

The Week in Cabaret: Freak Legion

Stand-up comedy may be all about outrage these days, but you won’t find a better destination to get your politically incorrect kicks than the variety arena. Last week had great treats in store for brave souls unafraid of a little edge in their entertainment, with a...
The Shittest Burlesque I’ve Seen

The Shittest Burlesque I’ve Seen

For some time now, on my rounds of the great and the good of cabaret spectaculars, I have found that I dread the mention of burlesque. Not because I don’t like the art form: precisely because I love it. Will it be satirical? Will it be erotic? Or am I going to suffer...
Myra Dubois Helps…Kiki Kaboom

Myra Dubois Helps…Kiki Kaboom

This week, I help Kiki Kaboom, the international burlesque performer, singer, host and cabaret star. Part sex kitten, part clown and all woman, she’ll be performing at the upcoming World Burlesque Games (7-13 May). Dear Myra, Everybody I know in burlesque...
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