Welcome to our top 10 cabaret moments of 2019!
Well hello there, Little Lady Luscious here! As 2019 draws to a close I’m reflecting upon what an awesome year we have had here at Luscious Cabaret. This time last year I was unsure if Luscious Cabaret and classes would continue. In typical Luscious style I pulled up my stockings and dug my heels in, with the help of the awesome Glory Pearl we got to work on turning things around.
When looking back on what I have achieved since setting up Luscious I remembered what it is I love about this fabulous world of cabaret and burlesque. The joy of watching my wonderful students grow and blossom on stage. Finding a fabulous new act and seeing the audience love that act as much as I did when I first saw it. As a result of this rediscovery Luscious has had a fantastic year of shows and classes. I have you, our luscious audience, to thank along with the fabulous luscious family who work hard behind the scenes to keep this crazy little cabaret community going.
Here are my top 10 Luscious Cabaret moments of 2019.
10) An opening celebration
The opening of 2019 brought with it the 10 year anniversary of my first performance as Little Miss in New Zealand. In the February show I brought together my favourite performers, students and of course my Dad Admiral John …
9) The Luscious Burlesque Night
My favourite shows of the year are always the Luscious Burlesque Nights. It’s wonderful to see our students blossom on stage. Each show has so many highlights but here’s just a few that stuck out in my mind …
The Tinder act – In the rehearsal on the run up to the show Trixi Tassels and I had no idea what our students had planned. We were blown away in the rehearsal and the routine on the night went down an absolute storm and was the perfect way to end the Luscious Burlesque Night.
Pussy in Boots – This photo encapsulates all things luscious, friendship and fun. All three woman had done the beginners and advance classes together and it was a joy to watch them have fun and embrace each other at the end of their act. Allegra Whispers and Bella Rose have gone on to create Bella Whispers Cabaret. Go check them out!
The Burly Babe reveal – In November the burly babe introduced his parents to burlesque but didn’t tell them he’d be in the show. The Burly photographer caught the moment of his reveal perfectly in this picture.
Shadelicious – A partnership made in heaven. The gorgeous Kozalicious and the sensual Shade Dean partnered up for a hilarious duet. This moment captures beautifully the joy of their heist success.
If our beautiful students have inspired you to take a course in burlesque check out our Burlesque Classes & Workshop Page
8) Gigi Vin Rouge
Now this lady gets a special mention as it was this time last year she had attended her first Luscious show and in 2019 she has become a member of the Luscious family (we’re not letting go of you). You will find her on the door when you come to Luscious Cabaret and propping up the bar after the show. This year she took the beginners and advance burlesque course and smashed both. Our particular favourite moment was the quote she gave us in her blog.
“DO YOU KNOW WHAT, FUCK IT! I’M STILL GOING TO GET ON STAGE AND DANCE AND TAKE OFf MY CLOTHES. AND I WILL DO IT TO FUCKING CHEERS!”
Read the full Blog Here
And next year with the beautiful Divina Curves she’ll be taking over Luscious Cabaret!
7) Luscious Cabaret and politics
This isn’t something we normally advertise at Luscious. I founded Luscious Cabaret and all things luscious as a place to have fun and forget what is going on in the world outside. But three Luscious Cabaret’s clashed with political moments and well it was rude not too …
Diva Regina and Brexit. Each scheduled date for brexit saw Diva Regina on our stage, giving her unique take on what the fuck was going on in British politics.
Lolly Jones and Theresa May The announcement we’d all been predicting since she became prime minister. Theresa May decided to step down as leader of the conservative party and on that same day was the June instalment of Luscious Cabaret. As a result we put it to the vote and you voted for a Theresa May act and Lolly Jones stepped in and gave us all a leaving speech to remember!
6) Lynn Ruth Miller
Inspiration in burlesque comes in many forms. When Lynn Ruth Miller walked on to the Luscious Cabaret stage she took our audience by storm. Taking up burlesque in her 70’s she’s still going strong in her 80’s! Following her act almost everyone came up to me to tell me how much they loved her and how she had inspired them. We are now desperate for a Lynn & Admiral John duo act
5) DJ Tom
Tom has been with Luscious since 2012 (the shy one by the sound desk). We love this human being and this year they began to keep the party going after Luscious Cabaret. There has been dance off’s and a lot of lets get ready to rumble! Damn you Tom for knowing my achilles heel!
4) Darth the Disco Dancer
After spending three weeks crystaling my Darth Vader helmet I unleashed it to the world back in October in a disco dancing bonanza. To say it was fun is an understatement it was the most fun I’d had on stage in a long time and again I re-connected with why I got into the business in the first place. Thank you for indulging me!
3) Paulus – The Tart with a heart!
Paulus has been a wonderful host this year but not just that, a wonderful and supportive friend. This picture was taken in May, the whole of team Luscious had had a pretty emotional week and to have this moment on stage and share it with our wonderful audience was very special indeed. By June Paulus had indeed returned to themselves and no on stage hugs were allowed, but this moment was a lovely one.
2) The revamp of the Fancy Dress Box
We decided to shake up the fancy dress box and as a result we had two absolutely golden moments …
1st Date Kiss – What better way to spend your first date than on the front row at Luscious Cabaret. This lovely couple were an obvious choice to bring up on stage for the fancy dress competition. Here’s their choice of pose and they did indeed win the prosecco …
The Benny Hill moment – Paulus pulled Stormina Teacup and myself backstage for an important meeting. “I want one of you to chase me round the fancy dress box” I did not hesitate and volunteered. We now don’t know how to top this moment …
1) The Ooooo moment
Back in July Debbie Delaware walked on to our stage. In an emotional and beautiful moment they had the audience become their backing singers it was an incredible moment and if we could of had lighters in the air I think we would of done.
So that wraps up 2019. We hope you have a fabulous break over Christmas and New Year and we can’t wait to see you back at Luscious in 2020!
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