How To Get Paid and How To Account for Payment…

So you’ve done the show, now you want to get paid. Most performers find it awkward to bring the subject of payment up, so here’s a few helpful tips, plus helpful advice on invoicing, accounting and filing a tax return…  The basics… Always agree your fee and travel in advance as turning up on the night […]

Act Mapping And Creating a Story Line and Tension

  With a few newcomer courses just finished, and another one just to start, we know there are a lot of potential new performers just raring to go, but where to start? Here’s our tips on act mapping, originally posted on the Bluestockinglounge.com blog page in 2013…  Like every good book, film or theatrical production, […]

History of Burlesque: Wilson And Keppel – Burlesque in the 1930s…

Continuing our ‘history of burlesque’ series, today’s post is all about the historical comedy of Wilson, Keppel and Betty. A popular music hall and variety act in the 1930s until they retired in the early 1960s, Wilson and Keppel were most famed for their parody of all things Egyptian. As outlined in our previous history […]

New Six Week Course, September 2 at Revue Studios, Swansea…

The next beginners burlesque course starts September 2 running on six tuesday nights, 6.30pm- 7.30pm at Revue Studios. Places now released on the tickets page of http://www.bluestockinglounge.com Led by Lilly Laudanum, one of Wales’ leading burlesque performers, recognised over the UK for signature character-driven comedy acts including her portrayal of Queen Victoria, and DeeDee DeLa […]