Sound Advice: How To Deal With Audio Issues…

As an artform that relies heavily on recorded music to perform, burlesque (and cabaret and dance) is prone to problems outside our control… We’ve compiled some ‘sound advice’ to help you deal with audio emergencies…  Firstly, if you are looking for advice on how to choose your track, go here for inspiration on themes, editing and performing […]

“Bluestocking Lounge Is Dirty!” “Pure Filth”

Those are the words of a certain Mrs No Overall, who came to our August show undie-cover, apparently to scope out the venue. What Mrs No Overall found will shock you!    Mrs No Overall, who has been in the cabaret business for a number of years, travelled from the North of England to stake […]

Meet The Performer: Velma Von Bon Bon, Performing At Rocktober Rumble This Saturday

We’re crossing the days off on our calendar ready for this Saturday’s show and we have another fabulous performer to introduce to you… Velma Von Bon Bon…    Okay, okay, so if you’ve been a regular at our shows over the years you will already be familiar with this powerhouse of a performer, since she’s […]

Meet The Performer, Millie Dollar, Hitting Swansea Grand Theatre This Saturday!

As the weekend draws near, we’re getting a bit excited and thought it was about time to introduce you to the performers. And we can’t believe that we’ve never had this artiste on the Bluestocking stage before – step forward the wonderful Millie Dollar!  Hailing from Liverpool, Millie Dollar has been breaking the audience’s hearts […]

The Importance Of Play In Your Practice

Yes, we all know what it is to play. We’ve played in playgrounds, we’ve played with our cats and played with a lot of other things… But how many of us performers remember the art to creating great things on stage is playing? Here’s a guide to why it’s important and how it can enhance […]

Meet The Performer: Petula Goldfever, Hitting Our Hot, Hot, Hot! Show Tomorrow!

We’re on form tonight, with the introductions, and while we’re on a roll, we thought you’d like to meet the French fancy that is Petula Goldfever, who is in the UK and fresh from a stint at the Edinburgh Festival! Leaving a trail of golddust where ever she goes, Petula Goldfever is 24 carat gold […]

Meet The Performer: Amber Topaz, Performing At Swansea Grand Arts Wing Tomorrow!

With out height of summer show, set to live up to its Hot, Hot, Hot moniker, hitting Swansea Grand Theatre Arts Wing tomorrow night, we thought we’d better introduce you to one of the headliners! Step forward our flame-haired fire cracker Amber Topaz! GQ Magazine call her an “explosion of charisma and stage presence unmatched, […]

How To: Troupe Costumes

So you’ve formed a troupe and you want to look professional and stand out from the crowd… Here’s a little how-to!  Firstly, what are troupe costumes? And why? When you get together as a troupe, it’s not just the moves that should be in-step, you whole look should be in keeping with everyone else in […]

How To Burlesque Without Losing Yourself

We get it! You’re excited! You’ve entered the industry, invented the colourful characters and made everything you do B I G… You have the confidence, your stage persona is on fire… But you’ve woken up one morning and realised you don’t know where the off-switch for the on-stage persona is…   Putting everything into your […]