HOB Fresh March – Harry Potter and the Rhinestone Merkin

A long title for a mad-fantastic evening of Burlesque at the Rolling Stock Bar in Shoreditch. Tempest Rose’s House of Burlesque hosted their latest fresh show “Harry Potter and the Rhinestone Merkin”.

Vaguely based on Harry Potter it was a crazy evening of top quality burlesque and cabaret. It was a once only show, which was so good that you really shouldn’t have missed it.

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HOB Fresh March - Harry Potter and the Rhinestone Merkin HOB Fresh March - Harry Potter and the Rhinestone Merkin

HOB Fresh March - Harry Potter and the Rhinestone Merkin And as usual you can see the full set by clicking on the picture below: HOB Fresh March - Harry Potter and the Rhinestone Merkin

Burlesque Idol July

Hot, Steamy and full of excitement, and that was just the Hippodrome theatre, July saw the latest heat of Burlesque Idol. With only one more heat before the final the pressure was on for the performers to secure their place in November’s prestigious competition.

The competition was amazing, some of the acts were former House of Burlesque school of Burlesque graduates, some came from Burlesque circuits around the country. All of them were utterly amazing.

I particularly liked Purisa Kat’s amazing reverse strip

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And Champagne Bubble’s political Burlesque.

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These acts really caught my attention and the crowd really caught on quickly to what they were trying to say.

For shear chutzpah Petit Pois really stole the show as she went on to win with her cheeky act

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For challenging, you only had to look at Valentino de Labaise and his Boylesque act

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So to see the full set of pics, click on the first pic in this set

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