The weather is on the turn once again, but we’re keeping things bright and breezy here at Luscious Cabaret.  We’ve got one glitzy and glamourous line up on March 1st and we can’t wait!  We’ll be keeping you warm and cosy at The Albany Great Portland Street!

Getting us all hot under the collar is Miss Cherry On Fire!

Power Ballads at the ready with Yasmine Day!

Taking a break from the apothecary is Mariposa Bop

Twirling her way on to the Luscious stage is Belle De Beauvoir

Clowning around is the wonderful Christian Brighty

Getting our pulses racing is the delightful Mimi Sugarpill

Causing a stir and and styling it out is the amazing Cerise Rei

And finally the Queen Bee herself Onyx Fatale – Yes we’ve got Miss Burlesque Idol 2018!!

All hosted by TV’s Paulus!!

To book your tickets head on over to Design My Night via the button below!

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It’s time to get to know our Luscious Line Up for Luscious Cabaret – February and here to tell us why it’s a very Luscious Line Up is Little Lady Luscious

“It’s been 10 years since I took my first burlesque class. As that thought occurred to me it was like “I need a full Luscious Line Up to celebrate.” I’ve put together a line up of ex – students who are still performing, Trixi Tassels cos she’s awesome and I love teaching with her and of course Admiral John as he’s been there since the beginning. One of my students has requested I perform a certain act. I’ll let the photo be the clue …”

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#lusciouscabaret #celebration #lusciouslineup #burlesquecabaret#starwars #geek #burlesquewars #10years 

 

We decided to ask our performers a question from why they took the Luscious burlesque course to why they love burlesque and performing at Luscious Cabaret …

 

Allegra Whispers

Recent graduate and just all round fabulous lady Allegra Whispers has been keeping Little Lady Luscious up to date with what’s happening with kids, so we had to ask her …

Q: What did you enjoy most about taking the Luscious Burlesque course?

A: “I’ve found something that I truly love doing, I’ve gained an immense self confidence, everyone is incredibly supportive and lovely.”

 

Stormina Teacup

When Stormina Teacup walked into the Luscious Classroom we knew we had one special lady joining the luscious family. It would be rude not to ask her to take part in the ultimate Luscious Line Up.

Q: Not only did you do the course twice but you’ve kept coming back to perform, stage manage and even done a bit of Luscious social media.  What do you enjoy most about “All Things Luscious”

A: “Being part of the Luscious family is huge! This motley
bunch have taught me everything I know, have supported me creatively, emotionally and after a night out, physically.”

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Donna Divine

When this lady struts you know she is doing it on purpose.  So when LLL wanted to create a duet which incorporated sexiness and LLL’s silliness Donna was the person to ask.  Which is why we asked her …

Q: What have you enjoyed the most about working with Little Lady Luscious?

A: “Little Lady Luscious brings so much fun, love and sense of community to all her shows and productions. Performing with luscious Cabaret always feels like a celebration and Lady Luscious always creates a safe and positive place for her performances.”

 

Trixi Tassels

Another partner in crime, this time teaching crime.  Trixi and Luscious teamed up last year and have taken the Luscious Burlesque Course to the next level.  So we had to ask …

Q: Why do you love burlesque?

A: “I’ve always been a creative person since I was a child when I enjoyed being on stage with my acting or dancing performances. My mother inspired in me my love of sewing and costuming and I used to have a small business making bespoke corsets in Australia. So I guess what I love the most about burlesque is that it wraps up all of my creative passions in one outlet and allows such a broad range of expression from the purely cheesecake through to raunchy sex-siren, from comedy and satire to deeply political. And the most excellent women and men that we meet through this art-form is definitely key too.”

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Chalkilicious

After seeing a show this fellow had already joined the Luscious family before taking the Luscious Burlesque Course.  So we had to ask …

Q: Why did you decide to take the Luscious Burlesque Course?

A: “I had a relentlessly sexy vixen trapped inside me, just bursting to get out. After going to a Luscious Cabaret, I knew Emily had the skill and insight to see my inner sultry minx and coax him out with bumps, grinds, and glove peels.”

Admiral John

If you’ve ever been to the Luscious Burlesque Night you would of sung along with Admiral John, he can get even the most unresponsive Londoner singing along to a sea shanty.  Trust us, we once witnessed him getting a tube full of Londoners singing!  So why does he love the Luscious Stage so much?

A: “Everyone joining in and singing sea shanties they have never heard before! It’s all about audience participation!”

Vince Moon

One of our very first Luscious gents.  Himself and Harvey H Hendricks were the first boylesque class Little Lady Luscious ever taught.  We think a few drinks and Little Lady Luscious’ signature “I’m going to hold you to that”  may have something to do with Vince taking the Luscious Burlesque Course all those years ago …

Q: Why did you decide to do the Luscious Burlesque Course?

A: “I decided to do the course because I’d had quite a few gin and tonics, and it seemed like a good idea at the time.  Unusually, it turned out to still be a good idea once I was sober.”

Bootsy Bonafonté

Now this lady after doing the luscious burlesque course has gone on to entertain across London and beyond with her classic and comedic burlesque style.  We love having her back so we had to ask …

Q: You’ve performed at Luscious Cabaret a few times now from beginner to a seasoned pro what do you love about the Luscious Cabaret atmosphere?

A: “Luscious Cabaret is family to me; it’s where I started out as a burlesque artist. There is always a fun and supportive atmosphere for the performers which I think is so important – we’re here to have fun, right?! Performer or audience member, you’re always guaranteed a great night.”

If you’ve got a taste for “All Things Luscious”  and you want to become part of the Luscious family.  Come along on Friday 1st February to join in all of the Luscious fun from fancy dress to burlesque we’ve got it all!  Book your tickets via the button below …

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As Little Lady Luscious is in New Zealand it occurred to us that it’s been 10 years since she did her first course in burlesque.  To celebrate we’ve decided to put together an all luscious line up for our February show.  Featuring past luscious students and a couple of team luscious favs!  Scroll down to find out more …

 

He’s been singing his sea shanties at the Luscious Burlesque Night since it all began it’s our Luscious Favourite Admiral John!

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Storming her way through the burlesque scene as one of it’s best stage managers.  We’re giving her a bit of tea break this time it’s Stormina Teacup!

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One of our very first Luscious Gentlemen it’s the very debonair Vince Moon!

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You’ll of met her on the door on many occaisons but on the 1st of Feb we welcome to the Luscious Cabaret stage for the first time Allegra Whispers.

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Geeking out to all things fabulous it’s Chalkilicious!

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As part of the Delicious Dames the smokin’ Donna Divine returns with Little Lady Luscious

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Luscious favourite and co consipritor on the Luscious Burlesque Course it’s Trixi Tassels!

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And finally the compere keeping us all in our place it’s the fantabulous Paulus!

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Grab your tickets via Design My Night for one Luscious Night Out!

 

Happy Halloween to you all! Now instead of asking a Halloween related question of our cast this month, Little Lady Luscious decided to ask them why they started performing.  Here’s what they had to say …

 

Betty Bootay

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“I have always loved to dance and whilst I was living in Japan I realised how much I loved to perform too (during my endless hours of karaoke!). I love the way that burlesque can be anything you want it to be whilst allowing you to be confident with your body no matter your shape or size.”

 

 

The Topless Tappers – Bootsy Bonafonté & Storm Hooper

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Bootsy started performing burlesque because Little Lady Luscious seduced her with her Luscious ways, whilst Storm Hooper was busy hooping her way across the planet. The Cabaret Gods brought the two of them together, they had no choice 😊

 

 

Good Ness Gracious

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I have been a performer ever since I put on a pair of Angel wings for the nursery nativity and dropped baby Jesus. The reason I have continued to perform is because I love to make people laugh. I hope I manage it.

 

Carmen Mon Oxide

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I started performing professionally while I was away travelling in Australia. I couldn’t find a job so I started singing on the street and making a few quid. Then I did get a job. In a call centre. I was the worst. I drank so much tea that I needed to go to the toilet as much as possible and called the people that I knew wouldn’t answer the phone. My supervisor was so rude to me (for being so bad) that I just decided to quit there and then. I shouted to the whole room ‘I’m leaving to become a singer!’, and I did. I’ve never looked back!
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Because I love making people laugh it’s good for the soul
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Cos I have too much to say!
Join us on Friday for all of the Luscious fun and to recover from the Halloween hangover!  Book your tickets via the button below ….
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Only one week to go until we return to our beloved Albany for more cabaret fun and silliness.  We have an absolutely fabulous line up ready to entertain and amaze you!

This month we have …

Clown and Burlesque goddess Good Ness Gracious 

Mystical & Mysterious Gimcrack Productions

The Veritable Vixen Vul Varine

Landing with Gin in hand Lady Lylith DeHaviland

Recovering from the night before it’s Betty Bootay

Dinona Pussay is on her way to cause some distraction

The Topless Tappers Storm Hooper & Bootsy Bonafonté are going to through more than just shapes on the stage.

All hosted by the legend Carmen Mon Oxide!

We’ll have the fancy dress box out, so come along, say hi and support these up and coming artists!  Book your tickets via the design my night button below …

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Private & Confidential

This Thursday we return to Privée of Knightsbridge with a new show and a fabulous rotation of acts.  Taking inspiration from the 40’s & 50’s film noir era, we have an exciting rotation of  12 performers to ensure every show will be different.  Here’s just a few of their mugshots to give you a taste of what’s to come … Mugshot board

We’ve got a short film, a private detective’s desk for photos, delicious dames, sultry singers, bold burlesque & ingenious circus acts.  We cannot wait to get started.  Book your tickets via Design My Night for a fabulous evening of cabaret!

Luscious Cabaret at The Albany

Our residency at The Albany Great Portland St continues.  Next month we have yet another corker of a line up for you.  We love this show each becomes more bonkers than the next!  Last month we had Paulus begging an audience member to spit on him, sultry burlesque, flight attendants, make up malfunctions and much more.  What will happen this month, let’s see who’s performing …

Burlesque sensation Trixee Sparkle

Glamazon Lady May

Delightful Drag with Aura Jay

The time traveler of Burlesque Odelia Opium

Dicing with being deported singer Diva Regina

Back for another round is Bella Rose

Up and coming starlet (and delicious dame in Private & Confidential) Donna Divine

All hosted by the rather FAB-U-LOUS Paulus!!

Well this line up does look rather gorgeous.  Again you can book your tickets through Design My Night.  Drop us an email if you’d like a cheeky 20% discount on your tickets.

 

 

We’re Getting excited for Luscious Cabaret – it’s less than one week to go! So with that in mind we learn a little bit more about this month’s luscious performers.

We’ve asked them where – or for whom – they would most like to perform one day? Here’s what they said…

The ultimate drag star – Dolly Trolley

“If we dare to dream, the pyramid stage at Glastonbury would be my pick…with 30 backing dancers in shopping trolleys. I’ve loved going to festivals since I was a teenager and enormous stages with tons of productions and sprawling crowds make me go weak at the knees. And if I could pick Lady Gaga and Tom Daley to be in the audience too, then they would be the juiciest cherries on top of the cake.”
The boss herself – Little Lady Luscious
I think the obvious answer is ballet dancing Darth Vader at the Royal Albert Hall.  The tiniest Darth Vader in that epic venue would be amazing!
 
Character Comedian – Gemma Layton
“I would most like to perform either with the League of Gentlemen or in front of Rick Astley (the latter purely as a way to dazzle him and seduce him).”
Burlesque Beauty – Ruby Panther
“I’d really like to go back to the strange little hotel I first saw a burlesque competition in, to bring things full circle and maybe even inspire someone else to get involved in this wonderful world.”
 
The gorgeous – Purrsia Kitt
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“I would love to perform somewhere on Broadway someday if the right opportunity came along.”
And our new Compere beyond Compare Paulus!
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“As many of you know, Bette Midler is my spirit animal, so I’d like to perform one day in a bath-house/sauna just like she did when she was first starting out. I would like said bath-house to be populated entirely by the cast of Orange Is The New Black wearing nothing but white fluffy towels. Tunnocks tea cakes will be served at half time.”

Join us at Luscious Cabaret at the Albany at Great Portland Street on Friday 7th September. Tickets are available here

Morning all, Stormina has been out and about again, enjoying yet more cabaret – no I don’t have a life outside the cabaret world. This month it was one that I felt should have been featured a long time ago. It’s Apothecary Cabaret at Haunt in stoke Newington.

Produced by Mariposa Bop, Apothecary is described as a journey into the drug-addled dreams of a 19th Century Apothecary as he “samples many a concoction, unction and tincture, in an attempt to cure his many ills.” With differing hosts and performers every month, it’s certain that no two Apothecaries are ever the same. I have to admit that this months show was a particularly good one with an especially ludicrous line up of lovelies. Held together by the delightfully sassy, Virgin Xtravaganzah, this line up provided darkness and light in perfect proportion.

I genuinely love Loretta Von Dini who performs burlesque while performing magic tricks flawlessly. I love it when magicians make mistakes and I can guess how the trick is done, super annoyingly I have never seen Loretta make any mistakes so I have no choice but to conclude that she is a witch.

Adding to the darkness was Rosie Kohl who performed a genuinely mesmerising, ‘unsettling’ belly dance and Fifi Fantome who took us from Louis Armstrong to Florence and the Machine and will haunt my nightmares forever. There was also Mr Grimez who performed spoken word with honesty and charisma that is rarely seen.

Bringing some light to proceedings were the hilariously whimsical Dotti Moscati and Ginger Tarte. As well as being my new best friend, Dotti’s body positive beach act had the entire audience in stitches. For our second seaside themed act, Ginger Tarte fell in love with a shark. I don’t even feel the need to say anymore on that.

Diva Regina brought some much needed dignity to the show, with her breath-taking vocals and political subject matter. Singing about Politics and International Relations in 5 languages. It’s about time someone brought some decorum to the cabaret genre and this lady is highly decorous.

Next month Apothecary will be hosted by the incomparable Driscoll Bleak who will be presenting another amazing line up; it is not to be missed.

 

Stage Management Note

Poppy Liqueur: One of the top 2 bottoms in Burlesque. Tidies up the stage like a pro.

 

Stormina’s Top 3

  1. Diva Regina’s Costume reveal

I don’t want to ruin the reveal but you all know how much I love a costume becoming another costume? I really really do!

  1. Dotti Miscotti wriggling her way out of an inflatable doughnut rubber ring.

So. Goddamn. Funny.

  1. Dance off in tribute to Chalkilicious (pictured)

As Chalkilicious (beloved Luscious fave and compulsive Apothecary game participant) is currently on his annual pilgrimage to The Edinburgh Fringe, the game this month was one of his favourites. Two poor audience members had to wiggle off to a 90’s mega mix wearing chalkilicious masks. It was one of the best things I’ve ever seen. If that makes no sense to you, you are better off for it.

We’re getting so excited about our holiday show on Friday. We’ve been having a natter with some of our performers who’ve been getting into the spirit and revealing a cheeky little clue about what we can expect from their new act – it is a new material night after all.

Join us on our Summer Holidays at The Cav on Friday. Tickets are available here.

Bambi Bang Bang

“My new material will hopefully teach you, if you ever got the chance, never to fire a puppet!!!”

Sandy Fishnets

“Sandy Fishnets has been splashing the cash and is looking for someone that she can enjoy the finer things in life with.”

 

Allegra Whispers

“An eccentric, sexually open girl, stuck in the 1920s

 

Carole Ann

“Make up and life advice like you’ve never had before.”

 

Bella Rose

“An act full of seduction, sass and a shit load of ass shimmies!”

Busty Malone

“Something a little bit different – expect nostalgia, some dialogue and a spank with a sparkly sword.”