Meet The Performer: Dainty Dorine, Hitting The Bluestocking Stage This Saturday

Just a few days to go before we hit Swansea Grand Arts Wing for our latest show and we’re excited to introduce you to Dainty Dorine!  Based in Cardiff but hailing from over seas, we’ve fancied this French follie ever since we clapped eyes on her artichoke! She is the epitome of all things burlesque […]

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 […]

Glitter – How To Remove It

We bloody love glitter! We love covering ourselves in it, pouring it and our hostess DeeDee and Dawn love rolling in it… And if you’ve read our previous glitter post, you can see why it’s a yes from us! But glitter is like the burly version of herpes… It can spread, and once you’ve got it, […]

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 – […]

a New Royal Family – What A Regal Rumble!

I think we’ve managed to calm down since the right royal rumble that was Saturday’s show! One of our best ever, we reckon! We had such amazing acts, including one of our favourite headliners Red Sarah who closed the show with a right royal bang! She also performed one of our favourite acts, the Queen […]

Drag King Workshop At Revue with RedSarah

We really love it when people get creative with their burlesques, especially when it can lead to some awesome new characters… We left a group of ladies in studio one, with RedSarah and a list of equipment (RedSarah’s Drag King Shopping List): Some male attire – a few bits to help get into character, perhaps […]

Meet The Performer: Pearl Grey, who’ll be hitting ‘A New Royal Family’ this saturday!*

With our first Bluestocking show of 2016 about to hit Swansea Grand Theatre in just a few days, we thought it was time to introduce you to yet another performer… The lovely Pearl Grey! Dubbed one of the UK’s funniest burlesque performers, Pearl Grey is a heady brew of comedy, history – and she’s a […]

Meet The Performer: RedSarah, performing at ‘A New Royal Family’ This Saturday!

With our next show just around the corner, we thought we’d better introduce you to our fabulous headliner RedSarah!   RedSarah is one of Bluestocking Lounge’s favourite performers. She performed at our very first show in Carmarthen’s Lyric (6 years ago thus month) and her wonderful characterisations and stunning stage stories have made her a […]

Drag King Masterclass with RedSarah

*** Places now released on http://www.bluestockinglounge.com/userimages/procart3.htm *** Drag King masterclass with International performer RedSarah, 20 February 2016, 2-4pm at Revue Studios, 211 High Street, Swansea SA11PE. RedSarah is one of the UK’s most respected performers. The Doyenne of disguise, she has headlined stages across the world in both the burlesque and cabaret fields specialising in convincing […]

Performer Tips: Finding Your Signature Style

We often get asked how a performer finds their signature style and it’s a difficult question to answer. Basically, there is no real answer other than hard work, and the more you do it, the more you will find what works for you… Here’s a couple of things to bear in mind…  What is a […]