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, […]

Want To Lose A Booking? Here’s How!

In these times where there are more performers than shows, getting a firm booking is like actual goldust. Yes, it’s that rare! But getting a confirmation isn’t just about your two slots on the bill – it is your job to support the booking… And here’s what you need to remember when being booked… So […]

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 […]

Geeky Historical Christmas Facts pt 22 and 23

So we’ve come to the penultimate edition of the geeky historical facts – we hope you’ve all enjoyed reading them and having a gander at pics from BSL’s Christmas shows over the years…  Fact #22 concerns the Vikings (again) and the Krampen. The Vikings god Odin is said to be a precursor to the ‘modern […]

Geeky Historical Christmas facts, 4 and 5

As we are at the 5th December, here are parts 4 and 5 of our historical fact about christmas – nothing to do with burlesque or cabaret, but everything do do with feeling christmassy!  Fact #4 concerns Mistletoe…  The moniker of this is actually of Anglo Saxon origin (Misteltan – means dung stick, as misteltoe […]