Opening up the application link on the luscious website meant opening up to new and very different styles of performance. Little Lady Luscious loves it when something drops into the inbox that she has never seen before. Luscious had never seen anything like Shirley the Middle aged siren and before she even realised she had done it the booked button was clicked. Welcome another misfit to the Luscious mix who’ll have you giggling into you gin this Friday at Luscious Cabaret. To give you a wee insight meet Shirley and what she loves about the cabaret …
When you have a day off, what do you do for fun?
Drink tea, eat grapes and swim
How did you choose your stage name?
Shirley came from an ‘S’ name to go with Siren and I was going for a derogatory term that used to be used in Australia for women, but got it wrong – should have been ‘Shelia’ and a cross with the Johnny Cash – a boy named Sue (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Gbtm-93oqE) – shows you a bit of how my head works, not terrible well?!
What’s the craziest moment you’ve experienced as a performer?
Too many to name, but most recent was when I was hired to be ‘Cat in the Hat’ for a school open day, but I was being driven by someone who is dyslexic and I’m dyslexic and we weren’t given the full address of where we needed to be, so we didn’t notice the difference between Lingfield and Lindfield – who knew there were 2 such closely named places?!
What do you love most about the cabaret community?
You guys are like my broken beautiful self
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