Meet Roman Ackley!

With only one week to go until Luscious Cabaret its time to start the performer profiles!  Today we catch up with ex-Luscious burlesque student Roman Ackley to find out what got him up on stage for the first time!

Why did you start performing?
This spring- though I’ve been dipping into performance since High School
Do you remember your first time on stage? How did that go?
The school nativity play. I was the donkey. I wanted to be the angel but they told me boys couldn’t be angels. So not only my first performance but my first bit of gender non-conformity
Of all of your acts, which is your favourite to perform?
There’s one involving a gold demon mask and metres and metres of fake pearls that’s a bit fun
What sets you apart from other performers?
My lack of filters.
What do you think is people’s first impression of you?
I dread to think.
What’s your favourite thing about cabaret?
The community is great, and has a diversity and imagination that really comes through in the variety of shows
How did you choose your stage name?
Roman Ackley is a bastardisation of ‘Roman-à-clef’- a book where events are true but names are made up. So it’s a bit like being called Sue D’Enim.
What’s your next challenge in life or in performing?
Winning my ballet instructor’s grudging respect. She’s stern but fair.

Come and meet Roman Ackley on Friday 3rd November at The Albany, Great Portland Street.  Click Here to book your tickets!