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 […]

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 – […]

The Show Must Go On! Pt Four: Show Day Essentials!

If you’ve been following our putting on a show series, you will already know the basics on finding a venue you will know the type of show and how to book acts you will also know about marketing the show and other essential pre show tasks like collecting tech info and more… Now, all the hard work is about to come […]

Corset Guide Pt 1: Buying; To bone or not to bone

Time to talk waists? Corset Is! Many performers believe a corset is the quintessential costume piece when it comes to burlesque – but a corset can be quite a complicated piece of kit! So, here’s we’ve got the start of our 3 part corset guide – which will take you through buying your corset (part […]

Writing a Performer Bio

One of the hardest things when performing is to do your own PR. We performers are bashful, retiring types – believe it or not – and one thing that fills us with horror is being asked to write a bio! Yet ask us for promo pics and we can pose like a pro! So, inspired […]

Insurance – the minefield

Whether you are a performer or producer, if you are doing a show that involves entertaining the general public, you should be insured. But insurance can be a minefield and many fall into the trap of thinking that if a venue they are using is insured, or a producer that as booked them to perform […]

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 […]

Performer Tips: Applying For A Casting

So, you’ve got your acts, you’ve got your CV, you just need somewhere to play! And look! You’ve just seen the perfect casting… But wait! how do you apply? Here’s a few tips that will help you get your point across to show bookers…  As an introduction, most of the time when a producer posts […]

The Show Must Go On! Things To Consider When Putting On an Event… Pt Two, Booking The Acts

So you want to put on a show? If you’ve seen part one of our guide here you will already have a venue in mind… Now it’s time to book your acts! Here’s part two of our three part series to help budding producers (there’s waay too much to put in just one feature!), so if you […]