Meet The Performer: Trixie Blue, Performing at Swansea Grand This Saturday

With our eighth birthday show (did we say we are EIGHT!! that’s eight years of shows, every other month – do the maths! That’s a lot of shows) just days away, it’s about time we introduced you to these fab performers, starting with Trixie Blue!  There is nothing we don’t love about Trixie Blue! Although […]

Sound Advice: How To Deal With Audio Issues…

As an artform that relies heavily on recorded music to perform, burlesque (and cabaret and dance) is prone to problems outside our control… We’ve compiled some ‘sound advice’ to help you deal with audio emergencies…  Firstly, if you are looking for advice on how to choose your track, go here for inspiration on themes, editing and performing […]

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 […]

Meet The Performer: Petula Goldfever, Hitting Our Hot, Hot, Hot! Show Tomorrow!

We’re on form tonight, with the introductions, and while we’re on a roll, we thought you’d like to meet the French fancy that is Petula Goldfever, who is in the UK and fresh from a stint at the Edinburgh Festival! Leaving a trail of golddust where ever she goes, Petula Goldfever is 24 carat gold […]

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, […]

Want To Lose A Booking? Here’s How!

In these times where there are more performers than shows, getting a firm booking is like actual goldust. Yes, it’s that rare! But getting a confirmation isn’t just about your two slots on the bill – it is your job to support the booking… And here’s what you need to remember when being booked… So […]

Inspiration Behind The Act: Lilly Laudanum’s Liber-Ation

You see the acts on stage and, aside from obviously getting excited by what you see unfolding (or being uncovered) in front of your eyes, sometimes you think, ‘How the hell did they come up with that idea?!’ Lilly Laudanum let’s us into the inspiration behind her Liber-Ation act… I’ve wanted to do a balloon […]

Meet The Performer: Ana Kiss, Hitting Swansea Grand This Saturday

In the lead up to our Rites Of Spring show, which hits Swansea Grand Arts Wing this Saturday, we thought we’d roll out another performer for your pleasure – and here she is, Ana Kiss! Ana Kiss is a South West based performer whose acts are sassy and classy. As a classically trained dancer she […]

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 […]

Meet The Performer: Betty Rose Royal Performing at our April 15 show

As we get closer to our Rites Of Spring show, which hits Swansea Grand Arts Wing next Saturday, we thought it was high time to roll out another of our performers – the wonderful Betty Rose Royal… Dubbed ‘Britain’s Burlesque Sweetheart’ Betty Rose Royal is ‘The It Girl of the British burlesque scene’. A High-calibre […]