Stay away from cabaret if you don’t want to draw the heat. From burlesquers and jugglers to magicians and fire-breathers, London’s variety scene is filled with artists packing enough firepower to burn down the house. This Is Cabaret’s photo editor Gui O’Connor survived the crossfire, unscathed and with an array of dazzling images to prove it. Click the images to see what happens when a show gets literally hot.


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Photo credits: Gui O’Connor, exclusively for This Is Cabaret