The Name Game…

What’s the most important thing – aside from a polished, professional performance? Your name! After all, you want the legions of adoring viewers who witnessed the performance to remember who it was they saw! But giving yourself a stage name can be one of the hardest tasks ever! Here’s some tips that may help…  I’ve […]

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 […]

How To Burlesque Without Losing Yourself

We get it! You’re excited! You’ve entered the industry, invented the colourful characters and made everything you do B I G… You have the confidence, your stage persona is on fire… But you’ve woken up one morning and realised you don’t know where the off-switch for the on-stage persona is…   Putting everything into your […]

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 […]

Kiki Lovechild Masterclass, February 11 at Revue Studios, Swansea

Places are now released via the tickets page of bluestockinglounge.com for a very special workshop led by Kiki Lovechild, 2pm Saturday 11 February at Revue Studios (PLEASE NOTE NEW ADDRESS!), 13-17 Belle Vue Way, Swansea SA1 5BZ. Clown skills for cabaret: finding joy in performance How do you deal with performing in environments you are uncomfortable […]

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…   […]

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 – […]

Breast Is Best! Damson Danger on Returning To Burlesque After Baby…

She’s one of our favourite burly daughters, having made her debut in 2014 after attending the Bluestocking School of Burlesque… We are so excited to see Damson Danger’s return and here she writes a frank, honest and funny account on what it’s like to return after having a bonny baby!   “Well, what can I […]