The Return of Dolly Trolley
In the Luscious Cabaret vaults (well past blog’s) we found Dolly Trolley’s interview from 2018 for our May the Fourth Themed show. Two year’s later they’ll be kicking off our May Masterclass season and we can’t wait to strut and shimmy with them!
Completely bonkers, utterly delightful and always at 100mph. Dolly Trolley is a Yorkshire-born firecracker based in London, known for high energy drag-lesque, fierce dance moves and ludicrous comedy parodies. Often found doing lunges in a leopard print leotard, she’s a versatile queen who is full of surprises, and most commonly reviewed: “I’m exhausted just from watching”.
She’s performed burlesque across the UK, Europe and in Australia, placed 2nd in Miss Burlesque UK 2019, hosts one of London’s top drag brunches, is producer of Cabaret Sauvignon, a member of the drag collective Haus of Royalz, and instructor of the online workout phenomenon, Drag Aerobics.
The moment Little Lady Luscious set eyes on Dolly Trolley she knew a Star Wars themed show was needed. Dolly’s take on Princess Leia is a must see act. If you haven’t seen it add it to your list. To find out more and learn a bit more about what makes Dolly Trolley tick read on.
1. Lets get straight to it, Star Wars or Star Trek?
Star Wars, no contest (sorry)
2. What was your inspiration for your may the fourth routine?
I was laid in bed thinking about a new act, and glanced across my bedroom to the light saber I had recently been gifted in a Secret Santa. It spoke to me. It was my only hope.
3. Do you believe in alien life?
Of course. Lets assume that the universe is infinite and that there are an infinite number of planets. We know that for any given planet, there is a nonzero/ positive probability of its conditions being able to sustain life and life existing on it (evidenced by the fact that we exist). An inevitable consequence of this is that it is likely that more life exists beyond us… in fact an infinite number of alien inhabited planets beyond us …. #maths.
4.Your fav star wars character and why?
Jar Jar Binks – for calling people out on being RUDE.
5.What do you enjoy about themed cabaret/burlesque nights?
They’re like extra spin-off episodes, and its fun to contemplate the extra, and slightly naughty things that are going on when the cameras aren’t rolling.
6. Fav star wars film
II: Attack of the Clones. Because Hayden Christensen **drools**
7. Talk us through your costume, did you make it, buy it? if you made it how easy was it/what were the challenges? What inspired you to use this costume.
Its base is a swimming costume, but I made and constructed the rest of the elects (there are MANY) myself with some very botchy crafts skills. My headpiece once broke 5 minutes before going on stage with it – I fixed it with a shoelace.
8.Would you have crawled in your dead tauntauns belly?
Oo no, my costume is white – can’t be getting that dirty!
9. If you could perform at another themed night, what would you like it to be?
I’m also a keen cook in my spare time – Masterchef theme?
10. Without giving too much away what can we expect from your act?
Princess Leia x 1000, and sticking it to the men who treat us like garbage!
Join us online via Zoom on Monday for one ass kicking fabulous and fun workshop with the legend that is Dolly Trolley!