Five Burlesque Fails To Avoid

Actually we’re going to confess before we start writing this article. We saw something very similar in a monthly magazine whilst at the dentist. While this magazine outlined ‘workplace fails’ we thought the same rules could apply to the burlesque industry – so we’ve flipped it to bring you some (hopefully!) great advice…  Don’t wait […]

I’m With The Brand…

If you’ve read our previous post on branding (here) you will already know the basics of getting noticed and selling your product. So here, we’re going a bit deeper into your story… and knowing your brand…  Firstly…  Ask yourself this… What exactly are you selling? Are you selling your skills as a performer? If so, […]

Naughty Things That Only A burlesque Performer Will Admit To…

So you all thought the world of burlesque was glamour all the way? But behind the glitz there is a glitter-coated trail of well, naughty habits that only performers of a certain genre would admit to… Step into the confession box you sinful showgirls and boys – all that you impart will be completely confidential…   […]

What Makes A Good Emcee?

So we’ve all been to shows where the host is really giving you the most… They are relaxing you, making you feel welcomed and providing a smooth link from act to act… Looks easy, doesn’t it? In fact, it can’t be that hard, so you reckon you could give it a go… Here’s really what’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

Getting a bad rep… how your behaviour off stage as well as on can end a career…

No one likes a diva backstage (unless it’s actual Diva Hollywood – we bloody love her, she’s gorgeous inside and out!)… Bad behaviour backstage is the fastest way to gain a reputation for all the wrong reasons… Be a joy offstage and on – your future depends on it and here’s why… Saying ‘thank you’ […]