We all know what a special day this Friday is, darlings… and no, we’re definitely not talking about the hordes of eager, sales-hunting shoppers taking the city by storm in an astonishing display of 21st century consumerism. No, something far more special is going on tonight – a little event called Burlesque Idol!
So what is Burlesque Idol?
Organised by our good friends at House of Burlesque, it’s only the largest burlesque competition in the UK! Performers have come from all over Europe and the world for the chance to compete on the Burlesque Idol stage. Now in its 7th year, the 2016 Grand Final will be held at the Hippodrome Casino in London, and judges include stars such as Miss Tempest Rose, while the evening is being hosted by the fantastic Paul L Martin.
Nine lucky performers who won their regional heats will be battling it out tonight for the Miss Burlesque Idol crown – however, the competition isn’t gender exclusive! Taking part is none other but Richard Chalk, better known as Chalkilicious, Luscious Burlesque alumnus and 1/4 of brand new all-male troupe Gentleman’s Relish, who took to the stage only last month at Luscious Cabaret!
Also competing is the glorious and hilarious Valerie Savage, who’s actually part of December’s Luscious Cabaret line up! So if you miss her tonight, fear not, because you still have a chance to see this incredibly talented lady perform in just two short weeks.
What about tickets?
Tickets for Burlesque Idol tonight are unfortunately sold out, but you can always hope for last-minute returns – and meanwhile, why not book into Luscious Cabaret on the 10th of December? And don’t forget, Burlesque Idol is open to everyone, so it could be you on that stage in 2017! Luckily, we’re here to help, with Luscious Burlesque classes kicking off once again in February – simply go to the website to book and get ready to hone your skills.
Best of luck to Chalkilicious and Valerie, as well as the other contestants!
Now onto some Black Friday shopping…