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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Bluestocking Showcase, July 18 at Mozarts, Swansea

We loved our showcase of new performers so much last year that we are doing it all over again, July 18! Featuring very new performers who have all come through the Bluestocking classes, and a few old faces who are some of our most successful students, we will be holding our Bluestocking showcase once again […]

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 […]

Costuming Your First Act

Today’s post is inspired by the ladies currently on the Bluestocking Lounge advance burlesque course. We are at the stage where talk of costume and act theme is important and the look of panic over budgets and general ‘how’, ‘what’ and ‘jesus christ! how the hell can I costume my act on a budget…’ has […]

Meet The Performer – Daisy Dalore, Appearing At Our Varietease-a-Rama, 12 September, Carmarthen Lyric

With the show hitting the stage tonight, there’s just one more performer on the bill (aside from our Lilly Laudanum – but you already know her!) that we think you should now about, and that’s Daisy Dalores!  Daisy Dalore started her burly journey with us in January this year on the Bluestocking six week course, […]

CV Help For Performers

TemplateCV We know a lot of performers are not sure of what to put on CVs when applying for slots on bills so we thought we’d put our heads together and share what we like to see on an application for Bluestocking Lounge shows – and hopefully you performers out there will find some of […]

How To Get Paid and How To Account for Payment…

So you’ve done the show, now you want to get paid. Most performers find it awkward to bring the subject of payment up, so here’s a few helpful tips, plus helpful advice on invoicing, accounting and filing a tax return…  The basics… Always agree your fee and travel in advance as turning up on the night […]