Meet The Performer: Lolly Follie performing at tonight’s Naughty But Nice

So with the show happening in a few hours time, we thought you would like to meet the lovely in tonight’s newcomer slot… it is none other than our lovely Lolly Follie!  Lolly started her burly journey last september when she enrolled on our classes and since attending our advance course in March, made her […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Performers – Come Fly With Me’s Newcomers!

We here at Bluestocking Lounge love new performers – and especially those who we have helped find their first feet on the stage (just look at Tickety Boo, Teezy Overeezy, Daisy Dalore and more!) so tomorrow night’s show will be even more special when two more Bluestocking graduates take to the stage. Those who were […]

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 […]

Act Mapping and Creating a Story Line and Tension

Like every good book, film or theatrical production, when you are creating an act for the stage, you want to hold the audience’s attention from the beginning right through to the end. Unless you intend to improvise right the way through the piece (not advisable at all, unless you are a very accomplished performer!), the […]