Meet The Performer: Trixie Blue, Performing at Swansea Grand This Saturday

With our eighth birthday show (did we say we are EIGHT!! that’s eight years of shows, every other month – do the maths! That’s a lot of shows) just days away, it’s about time we introduced you to these fab performers, starting with Trixie Blue!  There is nothing we don’t love about Trixie Blue! Although […]

The Arts Fraud Police Are Coming!

You are an arts imposter! You have ‘cheated’ your way in! You aren’t a ‘proper’ performer! You are going to be found out soon, by the ‘real’ arts professionals and believe you and me, they know… If those words strike fear in your heart, you are not alone! Lilly Laudanum has been feeling like an imposter […]

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 […]

Meet The Performer: Odelia Opium, Performing at All Shook Up 20 August

With our next show just around the corner we thought you might like to meet the performers! Beginning with the most decedent Odelia Opium…  Odelia Opium is intoxicating! Addictive! And those who have been regulars at our shows across the years will recall her appearances at our Clwb Kaboom! and Dangerous Dames shows. As it […]

Contracts – the minefield…

We know what a minefield this can be, especially for fledgling performers who may worry about signing away their life for a show, but with the right knowledge, contracts can protect you and your rights. If you are a producer, they can also protect you too… Here’s a quick low-down… What the hell is a […]

Audience Participation – Own It!

What’s the most important part of our acts? The Audience! Yes, the audience… They are the most important as without an audience we don’t have an act, really – as what’s the point if you are just going to perform for yourself in front of a mirror? And everything about burlesque screams audience participation – […]

Meet The Performer: Bettsie Bon Bon, performing at Swansea Grand This Saturday!

Our Out Of This World show is just days away so we thought it was high time we introduced you to the fabulous performers coming your way this saturday… First up is Bettsie Bon Bon…  Award winning Bettsie Bon Bon is an international bombshell who has performed in some of the world’s most luxurious spaces. […]

Breast Is Best! Damson Danger on Returning To Burlesque After Baby…

She’s one of our favourite burly daughters, having made her debut in 2014 after attending the Bluestocking School of Burlesque… We are so excited to see Damson Danger’s return and here she writes a frank, honest and funny account on what it’s like to return after having a bonny baby!   “Well, what can I […]