In a few weeks, American burlesque star Perle Noire pays the UK a flying visit to appear at a history-making show.
When Dita Von Teese first saw fellow American burlesquer Perle Noire, she said “I saw her performance on a video, and I immediately wanted to have her be a part of the show.” Those wanting to know what could have caused such a reaction can save their airmiles and head to South London later this month to see for themselves.
On 25 May, Perle Noire will be appearing alongside Dirty Martini, Miss Polly Rae and Miss Betsy Rose at Sublime Boudoir, the last ever show to be held at cult venue The Old Vic Tunnels.
I spoke to Perle about her upcoming show and what exactly her plans for the event are.
It’s exciting to see you on this side of the pond doing a show in London. How do you feel about coming over?
I’m beyond elated to return to London to perform. I’m looking forward to performing with the gems at Sublime Boudoir.
How long will you be in the UK for?
Unfortunately, this will only be a three day trip. I have to return to the states to perform my Toni Elling tribute at the Burlesque Hall of Fame. After that, I kick off my Aussie-New Zealand tour.
How many times have you visited the UK before?
I came to London in 2009 to work with Kalani Kokonuts, Kitten Deville, and Immodesty Blaize as part of a burlesque spectacle at KoKo in Camden Lock. I’ve been patiently waiting on an opportunity to return to your great city. I can’t believe that it’s finally here!
What can we expect to see at Sublime Boudoir?
I’m excited to present my African Goddess act, Exotique Mystere. This is a high energy act inspired by the African Goddess, Oshun. She is the goddess of drums, dance, and love. The audience will join me on a journey of seduction, fire, and praise.
There’s an impressive lineup at Sublime Boudoir. How do you get on with Dirty Martini and Miss Polly Rae?
I’m really overjoyed because I adore these ladies, and we happen to be friends. I travel a great deal, and although it’s very glamorous, I’m usually alone or surrounded by strangers so this is a wonderful treat.
Will you be doing any other shows outside of London?
Due to my intense travel schedule, my only appearance will be at Sublime Boudoir.
So you heard it here first. Tickets to see Perle Noire and her fellow performers at Sublime Boudoir can be bought here. I’ll see you there!
Photo credit: Kaylin Idora