Old time burlesque is ‘tease not sleaze’

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Jul 2014 Old time burlesque is ‘tease not sleaze’

In its fourth year, Britain’s biggest burlesque extravaganza An Evening of Burlesque is responsible for exposing the cream of the West End of London’s thriving burlesque scene to the world.


Not only has the ever-so-cheeky production revealed the secrets of the art of burlesque to delighted audiences across the UK, it has also thrilled theatre audiences at the swishest venues throughout Europe – a quarter of a million people have now seen the show.


Show producer Michael Taylor said: “Nothing is lost in translation. “An Evening of Burlesque’s content – sparkling glamour, physical humour and a dynamic score – are appreciated in any language.”


An Evening of Burlesque features corsets, killer heels and stockings aplenty – and that’s just the theatregoers who come to see the show!


“For a spectacle that sparkles from its elaborately-decorated headdresses to its immaculately varnished toes, it might not come as a complete surprise that audiences are predominantly female. Also, we’re pleased to report that, with a prize for the best-dressed member of the audience, audiences revel in dressing up for the occasion.”


The show sparkles with couture costumes recalling the golden eras of burlesque. An Evening of Burlesque claims to be the most glamorous show on tour.


For over-18s only, its success is said to be built on a combination of sultry vocals, breath-taking choreography, mischief, magic, frivolity and fun.


“It’s all tease, no sleaze,” said Michael. “The show combines musical and theatrical parody, cutting-edge variety, magic, comedy and dance with the art of striptease.”


He said he is proud to be bringing variety back to the theatre, claiming An Evening of Burlesque is the slickest, wickedly wittiest, most delightfully choreographed cabaret spectacular of the year. “Dress up and come to the cabaret,” he urges readers.