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 […]

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 […]

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 – […]

Meet The Performers: Taffy BoJangles and Daisy Dalore

At Bluestocking Lounge, we love to give new talent a platform and regulars will know that we only showcase the best new talent on both our Bluestocking stage and at our Clwb Kabookm! sister show in Llanelli… Tonight we have some corkers for you…  You have already met one of our favourite burlesque daughters Daisy […]

Why Imitation Is Not The highest Form Of Flattery – Copyright Of Routines

The world of burlesque is a caring, sharing place! We care about other performers, we like to take new performers under our wings, we like to share ideas, stages, limited backstage space, hairspray and boob tape… But there’s one thing that it’s definitely not okay to share and that is routines – especially without permission… […]

Five Feel Good Tips For Making Yourself Feel Good…

Just because it’s sunday and we’ve been shaking our stuff all weekend, we’re feeling good, and think you should too1 So here’s a few short tips to help out that inner voice… Never apologise Ok, by this we mean through your body language, or for who you are – we don’t mean in ‘accidental’ situations, […]

Performer Tips – The Importance Of Audience Interaction

When we, the audience, go to a show, we go to be entertained. If we go to see a band, we want the band to move us, we might even get a bit excited if the guitarist throws us a plectrum; if we go to a theatre show, we want to feel something – we […]

New Performer Tips: Thinking Big!

We know that, in everyday life, the motto is ‘less is more’. We all want to look naturally lovely, with beautiful barely there make-up, hair flowing naturally, with a gentile persona but when it comes to hitting the stage, that just isn’t going to cut it! You want that back row to see you, your […]