The Name Game…

What’s the most important thing – aside from a polished, professional performance? Your name! After all, you want the legions of adoring viewers who witnessed the performance to remember who it was they saw! But giving yourself a stage name can be one of the hardest tasks ever! Here’s some tips that may help…  I’ve […]

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 […]

Progress… It’s All About Progression

In this world, where everything is instant, where at the click of the button you can have this or do that, where all knowledge can be looked up and copied and pasted, instead of learned, in our hurry to do things now, we often forget the joy in progression. We’re here to tell you why […]

I Want To Make My First Routine – Where Do I Start?

This is a question DeeDee and I always get asked by the students we teach who want to actually get themselves out on a stage. We don’t teach routines in our classes, we just give tools to build your own routine as we strongly believe that everyone has their own style and already has a […]

Kiki Lovechild Masterclass, February 11 at Revue Studios, Swansea

Places are now released via the tickets page of bluestockinglounge.com for a very special workshop led by Kiki Lovechild, 2pm Saturday 11 February at Revue Studios (PLEASE NOTE NEW ADDRESS!), 13-17 Belle Vue Way, Swansea SA1 5BZ. Clown skills for cabaret: finding joy in performance How do you deal with performing in environments you are uncomfortable […]

New Performers – how to get booked

So you have the enthusiasm and the ambition but you don’t yet have the shows? As a newcomer to the scene it can be very hard to break onto the stage without experience so here’s some tips that we see working time after time…    Classes Sounds obvious, doesn’t it? but the easiest route to […]

It’s a ‘no’ From Us… Dealing With Rejection

So you’ve applied for some shows – you might even have been to an audition… You were hopeful of being cast but now your dreams have been shattered with that dreaded, ‘No, not this time’ email… That’s if you’ve been sent an email at all… So put all thoughts of fire-bombing the producer’s home aside […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]