The summer has been most quite in terms of cabaret and burlesque, however the performance season has opened with a bang.
The month kicked off with the fabulous Luscious Cabaret – which has the streamline Step into a world of friends you never knew you had if you have never been you really should. I have been shooting their for about 18 months and I have never seen a dud performance.
And then I shot the award winning Busty and Ginger, again at the RVT, how can my life get any better. Well at time of writing I am still to shoot Burlesque Idol – a fantastic return to cabaret and burlesque.
The Central Station pub near Kings Cross is an amazing little venue. I really like going to Vicious Von Vixen’s cabaret and burlesque show. The quality of the show is always very very high and the atmosphere is totally electric. I have been a few times and always say that I will leave as soon as the show is over but I always seem to be on the last train home from Paddington after the show.
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…)
Yes a couple of Fridays ago it was Burlesque Idol at the Hippodrome in London.
It was AMAZING, I couldn’t believe how good it was. The winner Miss Whisky Twist was surrounded by so much talent that the shone with greatness. Ok, that’s a crap line but if you have never been to Burlesque Idol you def need to get your arse down there.
I have been shooting at the most, absolute, amazeballs, strange, wild and exciting event I have ever been to.
I shot at the House of Burlesque – Lock In at the Vaults under Waterloo station. It was a barmy, crazy, amazing evening. I left before the end and still didn’t get home until 5am in the morning. I was most exhausted at the end of the event.
You couldn’t believe the event, unless you were there. Its going to be on until March, so if you get the chance, have the energy and want an evening of wildness. Get your arse down there.
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