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 […]

Name Of Thrones… Why A Punchy Name Can Make Your Act Stand Out

In this game, we’re always trying to think of ways to make ourselves and our acts more dynamic and make ourselves stand out among a sea of literally thousands of performers and acts. Which is why having a punchy and interesting title to your act matters.  What’s In A Name?  A name is really important, […]

Meet The Performer: Seren Dippity, who’ll be performing tonight!

We’re all very excited to be bringing you Rites Of Spring tonight! Performers are making their way to Wales as we speak – including this lovely from the West Country, Seren Dippity!  A sassy, fun, energetic performer, Miss Pin Up UK Finalist 2016 Seren Dippity has performed in Seren yn Codi for North Wales Burlesque […]

Inspiration Behind The Act: Lilly Laudanum’s Liber-Ation

You see the acts on stage and, aside from obviously getting excited by what you see unfolding (or being uncovered) in front of your eyes, sometimes you think, ‘How the hell did they come up with that idea?!’ Lilly Laudanum let’s us into the inspiration behind her Liber-Ation act… I’ve wanted to do a balloon […]

Meet The Performer: Ana Kiss, Hitting Swansea Grand This Saturday

In the lead up to our Rites Of Spring show, which hits Swansea Grand Arts Wing this Saturday, we thought we’d roll out another performer for your pleasure – and here she is, Ana Kiss! Ana Kiss is a South West based performer whose acts are sassy and classy. As a classically trained dancer she […]

Meet the Performer: Coco Deville

Well, with our Christmas 2016 show only tomorrow we thought we’d better introduce you to some of the performers… Yes, we know we’re a bit late on this, but we say, these lovelies are with waiting for! Beginning with our Brighton-based beauty Coco Deville!  We think Coco Deville is absolutely awesome! She’s a total firecracker […]

There Will Be Blood! Tips For horror and gorelesque acts…

It’s that time of year again… the time when we start to mess up stages and add a bit of claret to our performances. If you are thinking of going a bit gorelesque, here are a few tips to think about…  Firstly, have a read of this if you are not sure what gorelesque is. In basic […]

Meet The Performers… Introducing some of our new acts!

We’ve crammed our All Shook Up! bill, which hits the Arts Wing this saturday, fit to burst because we wanted you lovely audience members to see our new(er) performers! So step forwards Emerald Green and Eddie Kelly… We’re very lucky here at Bluestocking… Running classes as well as shows, we’re able to spot some awesome […]

History Of Burlesque: The Leg Mania Artiste

The origins of burlesque are old – ancient, in fact! And we like a bit of history! So today’s installment of our history of burlesque series takes a look at the Leg Mania Artiste of the 1800s… And it’s not quite what you think! You might think of leg mania, in our times, as someone […]

Meet The Performer: Whisky Falls, Performing at All Shook Up 20 August

With our All Shook Up show just days away, we thought you’d like to meet the lovely who will be heading up the bill… Here she is – it’s Whisky Falls!  Scotch by name and Scotch by nature, Whisky Falls is a performer who will definitely leave you both shaken and stirred! Although London-based, Whisky […]