I happened to be in Kings Cross on Tuesday and found myself at the most amazing Vicious Von Vixen’s Vaudeville at the Central Station pub, Wharfdale Road, London.
The quality of the burlesque and boylesque is amazing. Its a small space that is really, really worth going to. You will not be disappointed.
So, I actually was just going out for a drink with a friend around the corner, and hadn’t really intended to take pictures. I happened to have my camera on me and was so glad that I took some pics:
The most amazing Dolly Trolley was on first. Followed by the most vivacious Valerie Savage
Then the slightly scary Evelyn
All ably MC’d by Herr Von Vixen himself
Roman Ackley took us all to Transylvania
And Valerie Savage and Ed Addison, kept us all guessing with their double act
And we were finished off by Australia’s favourite son, Trash Valentine
Had a fab fab evening at the Vicious von Vixen Vaudeville cabaret at the Central Station Pub near Kings Cross. It was totally stunning, a small venue, top notch performers, a mixture of Burlesque, Magic and Cabaret.
It was so worth the late evening (sorry to my work colleagues if I was a bit grumpy the next morning). One of my fave performers, Coco Nobel started the show off, there was Boylesque from Trash Valentine, more burlesque from Desi Mondaine and Ruby Deshabile. Magic and cabaret was provided by Neil Kelso and the awesome, or should that be ausgezeichnet Eva von Schippisch.
If you are anywhere within an hour’s travel of Kings X get your hulk down there next Tuesday, and every Tuesday I think. I can’t go as I am out of the country.
Vicious von Vixen – showing us how to be an MC
Coco Nobel looking stunning
The most amazing Trash Valentine, showing why he is a winner
Neil Kelso and his duck ( you have to see the show…)
Desi Mondaine – In a difficult moment
Eva – Bringing Peace to Europe
Most people probably think about Burlesque as just being a female activity. In many cases it is, however there is a strong and sometimes hilarious stream of male burlesque, known as Boylesque.
In the January heat of Burlesque Idol, not only the winner but the runner up were both Boylesque performers. You might have never seen Boylesque before and if you haven’t here are some of my own photographs from the last couple of year’s Burlesque Idol.
Richard Chalke at the Burlesque Idol Final 2016 Mike Bathke – Making me laugh in 2015
Danny Daire in 2016
Valentine De Labaise 2016
Valentine De Labaise again 2016