Luscious Cabaret this month is going to be a celebration.  In just three weeks we will be returning to The Albany Great Portland Street for our usual blend of Luscious Cabaret and as an added bonus we’ll be showcasing not one but three Luscious Burlesque Students!  They’ve been beavering away for the past 7 weeks learning new skills and preparing their first acts just for you.

We’ll be introducing them to you over the coming weeks.  In the meantime lets meet the rest of our Luscious line up!

Bringing an extra bit of sparkle to your evening will be the very glittery Trixee Sparkle.

Trixee Sparkle Posing in a glittery dress

London’s most colourful drag star it’s LaBelle DuJour

LaBelle DuJour posing infront of a gold glittery background

The Waacking queen of burlesque Lady Perez will be showing off her showgirl side

Lady Perez posing

The cosmic Moon Dragon will take you on a very personal journey.

Moon Dragon posing with the Moon

The queen of the aubergine Aubrey Jean will be educating us in the ways of veganism

Aubrey Jean posing with a aubergine

Introducing us to a US idol it’s the awesome Lady Blue Phoenix

lady blue phoenix posing with a large yellow organza boa

All the way from France we have the excellent Maximiliano, the Mindfarer

maximiliano posing with a card

Paulus, has gone missing the month, I’m sure we’ll find them somewhere.  While we discover where they got to we have the awesome Carmen Mon Oxide hosting London’s most Welcoming Cabaret!

Carmen Mon Oxide with snakes in her hair

So what are you waiting for?  Book your tickets and join in the Cabaret fun on Friday 5th July!

 

In March 2018 whilst Little Lady Luscious was working on Burlesque Idol an email popped into the idol applications inbox about four days before a heat.  It was the week of the beast from the east.  The application was from Lolly Jones a new burlesque performer with a Theresa May themed act.

“I feel that we’ve amalgamated into one being now.  What will I do when she’s out of office?!”

It began “I know the March heat is on Friday but if you have a spare slot I would love to do it.”  Initial thought was not bloody likely.  Then the beast from the east took hold and the South of England went into meltdown.  Then emails from performers began flooding in “My train has been cancelled”  “I’m snowed in”.  LLL being a northerner was in disbelief.  Those on the reserve list for that month now had plans or were also snowed in.  The day before the show LLL found herself emailing Lolly Jones, “This week is you’re lucky week, can you still do the show?”  Lolly leapt at the chance and went on to win the heat!  Theresa May doing burlesque was a hit!

theresa May in stockings and suspenders

Now that Theresa May (the beast from Eastbourne) is leaving office we put it to the Luscious fans and with a 91% landslide, Lolly Jones/Theresa May will be making her leaving speech at Luscious Cabaret on Friday.  To get you all warmed up and ready for this landmark of a speech read on to find out how Theresa May and Lolly Jones became one …

When you have a day off, what do you do for fun?

Currently, I’m learning how to ride a hoverboard for my next act – Angela Merkel.  She’s so boring that I’m keeping her on the move.   Other than that, I really like going on long country walks and drinking Prosecco with a view.  It’s a welcome change to writing an Edinburgh show.  If I’m in reach of wifi, I’ll just be reading up on Brexit.

How did you choose your stage name?

My stage name chose me!  My real name is Lorna and around fifteen years ago, someone misheard me.  They thought I said Lolly and it stuck.  But mostly I’m just introduced as Theresa May.  I feel that we’ve amalgamated into one being now.  What will I do when she’s out of office?!

What’s the craziest moment you’ve experienced as a performer?

I once did a show in Switzerland where all the electrics blew.  We didn’t have a techy so we just carried on in the dark.  The show was a three person Jekyll and Hyde. They didn’t miss out on much.

What do you love most about the cabaret community?

I’d previously been a stand up for about 6 years so when I crossed over onto the cabaret scene, I couldn’t believe the difference.  Rather than competition and self-deprecation, I’ve been immersed in a fun, supportive, exhilarating world.  I love seeing the props emerge from suitcases and learning how people came up with their bat shit crazy acts!  I love the camaraderie and the unpredictability.  It’s bloody wonderful!

Are you excited to see this love affair come to a close?  Book your seats to London’s most welcoming cabaret!

 

This marvellous performer was spotted by Little Lady Luscious at a heat of Burlesque Idol in 2018.  Her bumps, grinds & drop splits attracted our attention so when Victoria Rose’s application dropped into our inbox we just had to say yes and share her with our Luscious audience.

Victoria Rose posing in a red outfit. Friday 7th June Luscious Cabaret

Come and see this rising star on Friday and read on to find out a little more about her …

When you have a day off, what do you do for fun?
​I enjoy seeing my friends for dinner or drinks and spending time at home doing nothing! Its needed sometimes.

How did you choose your stage name?
​Victoria is my middle name and I thought I’d shove rose on the end to make it more burlesque fitting.

What’s the craziest moment you’ve experienced as a performer?
​Dropping into the splits in my second show when I couldn’t do the splits.

What do you love most about the cabaret community?

​How open and welcoming it can be.

Come along and welcome this wonderful up and coming performer to the Luscious Cabaret stage.  If you haven’t been before come and join in the Luscious fun!

book your tickets here to london’s most welcoming cabaret!

Little Lady Luscious met this performer many years ago, at The White Lion in Streatham.  They discussed dance and burlesque and how Scarlett O’Hora wanted to join the family fierce.  After becoming a member of that family she went to perform across London and Europe and three years ago formed the sensational show LADS with fellow family fierce members Lily Snatchdragon & Lolo Brow!  You can can possibly grab a few secret tickets via their FB page to their birthday show on June 19th!

Picture, scarlett o'hora posing in a white sparkly outfit with Friday 7th June and Luscious Cabaret logo

We know you’re here to find out more about this amazing Qween!  Read on then book your tickets for Luscious Cabaret this Friday!

When you have a day off, what do you do for fun? 
I like to go for a hike or a walk, eat well with family or friends, read my book. Love having days off when the weathers good and I can be outside!

How did you choose your stage name? 
So I used to work in a pub when I was first starting out and one of the locals and I were talking about the character and he brought up gone with the wind, and we joked about the emphasis being on the ‘whore’ and it just worked and i loved it.

What’s the craziest moment you’ve experienced as a performer?
There’s been a few. One of my faves was backing dancing for Peaches, with my wonderful family fierce at yo! sissy in berlin!

What do you love most about the cabaret community?  
I love how diverse it is and that everyone totally owns what they are doing!

Come along and enjoy the diverse and wonderful world of cabaret at The Albany Great Portland Street this Friday.  

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Back in 2016 Little Lady Luscious had the pleasure (or was it displeasure) to work with this next act at The Royal Vauxhall Tavern during the panto season.  A prince charming in Pantoland a daring drag artist on the cabaret scene.  In their own words …

Dinona Pussay; Your hostess with the mostess amounts of complaints regarding her foul mouthed service in the restaurant business. She’s a big believer in ‘Shy bairn’s get nowt’, but if you ask her for anything she’ll probably tell you to ‘p**s off and stop being a greedy f**ker’…..just like her Mam used to say.

Dinona Pussay talking into a microphone labelled Friday 7th June

Read on for more words of wisdom and discover a whole new way to see Dick & Dom.  Or you could just skip to the end and book your tickets for Luscious Cabaret this Friday!

1.When You have a day off, What do you do for fun?

Apart from flicking my bean on toast off………I like to visit galleries and museums and play a game of ‘BOGIES’ (anyone remember Dick & Dom……not the profile of the gay fetish couple from next door, but the two blokes on CBBC).

How did you choose your name?

Well, being a waitress (thankfully a former career), I wanted to have something that was different and tongue in cheek. I was humming ‘someone’s in the kitchen with Dina’, whilst thinking of the yoghurt company Danone…..(MMMM DANONE)…..so Dinona is a blend of the two and is pronounced DINE-ON-AH. My surname because, well, this hostess is always serving you Pussay…..!!!!

What’s the craziest moment you’ve experienced as a performer?

When I was on tour with a show in Bristol at The Hippodrome, we had to run into the audience and pull up some audience members onto the stage to join in with us for the opening of act 2. This man really tried to resist and I managed to drag him up and we danced on the stage…..as all my cast members did with their respective audience member. After we would polka we would get the ‘audience’ on stage to hold hands and skip in a circle. Well it all made sense why the man I dragged up on stage didn’t want to come up as he didn’t have an arm. He had a long sleeve shirt on (no prosthetic) with a glove that was stuffed and stapled to his hand. When I realised this, I looked confused and looked at it, then at this woman’s hand, back again and back to hers……then I just shoved his ‘hand’ in hers and got them to carry on skipping. The whole crew were in hysterics, but that may have been the fact another member of the cast had pulled up someone with a wooden leg. You seriously could not make this up……”couldn’t write a book, as my Mam says!!!

What do you love most about the cabaret community?

Where else can you find such an eclectic mix of wonderful acts and fantastic people……laugh one minute, then question a really serious point. It’s theatre but in micro doses with more artistic license……and you can always get a decent Gin and Tonic…..Bottoms up, dears…..(no, that’s not my Grindr profile name either).

Join Dinona Pussay and ths absolutely fabulous line up on Friday from 8pm at The Albany Great Portland St.  Book your tickets here to the most welcoming cabaret in London.

collage of scarlett o'hora, Paulus, Olivia Jannesson, Dinona Pussay, Lolly Jones, Shirley the Middle Aged Siren, Lynn Ruth Miller, Celeste Etoile, Miss Sugar Rush, Victoria Rose & Felina Onyx
Doors 7:30pm Show 8pm

On a jaunt out to see Clocktopus Cabaret with Mr Delicious back in December, Little Lady Luscious spotted the up and coming Olivia Jannesson.  We love an act with a ukulele, I mean who doesn’t, right?  We are looking forward to Olivia sharing  what she has been working on.  It’s sure to bring a smile to your face.  If you’re ready to join in the luscious fun this Friday go ahead and get booking via the link below.

Olivia playing the Ukulele with Luscious Cabaret logo and Friday 7th June at The Albany Great Portland st

Want learn a bit more about the fabulous Olivia then read on for what she does for fun, how she chose her stage name, her love for cabaret and what’s the craziest moment she’s experienced on stage …

When you have a day off, what do you do for fun?

I enjoy the green grass, and the fresh air by the water, doing some yoga and listening to music, spending time with the people I love. Sometimes also just enjoying my own company and exploring, I love a good adventure!

How did you choose your stage name?
Well I guess it’s just my name. I’ve learned to own it.

What’s the craziest moment you’ve experienced as a performer?
That’s a tough one – most of my experiences have been really good and I’ve just loved the thrill!

What do you love most about the cabaret community?
The acceptance and the love that everyone gives, it’s so beautiful and welcoming!

Click here to join us for Friday fun times at Luscious Cabaret!

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

Are you ready to dive in and book your tickets to London’s most welcoming cabaret right here

We are just a little too excited about Lynn Ruth Miller coming along to Luscious Cabaret.  An email landed in our inbox with the subject title “HELLO! Regina suggested I write to you”  with a recommendation from Diva Regina we knew this would be a special artist so we clicked read.  Lynn’s burlesque bio had us won over from the start:

“LYNN RUTH MILLER started doing burlesque on stage when she was 73 years old. She won the best newcomer and most original performance at the Texas International Burlesque Festival in 2012, headlined at the Bristol Burlesque Festival in 2015 and has been ripping her clothes off at every opportunity ever since. She is a regular at Whip-it-out Productions in Bridgewater and in the London Burlesque productions and will be starring in the Glasgow Burlesque Festival in November 2018. Now 85, she insists she can still shake, rattle and roll with the best of them.”

Lynn Ruth Miller with pink feather boa wrapped around her

This is what we love about burlesque here at Luscious Cabaret.  There truly are no boundaries, you can be a glamourous showgirl in one act and a science fiction character in another.  You can choose classic music to strip to or you can choose heavy metal.  And in Lynn Ruth Miller’s case you can be 85 and shaking that ass with the best of them!

We couldn’t wait to learn a little bit more about her for our blog.  If you’re inspired and want come on down on Friday to meet this wonderful human being the ticket link is at the end of the blog.

When you have a day off, what do you do for fun?

I paint pictures.  It is my secret calling.

How did you choose your stage name?

My mother chose it.

What’s the craziest moment you’ve experienced as a performer?

There have been so many; I think my favourite one  so far is when a gorgeous young man in his twenties told me how sexy I am ( I told him to make an appointment immediately with an Ophthalmologist)

What do you love most about the cabaret community?

I love that there is no sense of competition  We all are there to help and encourage one another.

On that note why not come on down on Friday night and show your support of live cabaret.  Encourage our artists with whoops, cheers and maybe a tipple or two …

https://www.designmynight.com/london/pubs/fitzrovia/the-albany/luscious-cabaret-june?t=tickets

Today we meet Paulus … again.  Our gorgeous host has been with us since September and before that they have popped into Luscious Cabaret many times to try out new songs.

We particulary loved the month they came to Luscious as part of Nasty Blouse and played the Farrow & Ball game.  We highly recommend you come visit Luscious Cabaret and share in the love of Paulus (they even have a brooch that says love on their jacket).

Paulus squatting whilst talking into a microphone

So what is it that Paulus does for fun?  How did the Paulus stage name come about? What is it that they love about cabaret?  Only one way to find out and that’s to read on …

When you have a day off, what do you do for fun?

I am currently in the throes of making candles out of old bits of candle that did not burn to the bottom. I’ve got a bucketful.  Soon the trees in my garden will bloom with plums and pears and I shall start harvesting them for jams and chutneys, and the rose petals from my garden will all need drying and turning into pot pourri come Autumn.  That, and world domination, obvs.

How did you choose your stage name?

I was nicknamed Paulus by a girlfriend (yes, I was shocked too!) at the age of 13.  Fast-forward 30 years and I discover that I shared the name with a French Music Hall performers from the 1800s who was very popular in old London taaaahn. So, it seemed like fate.

What’s the craziest moment you’ve experienced as a performer?

I did a gig once in the late 90s where all the performers were paid handsomely, treated fairly, nobody heckled and we all were in bed by 10pm, sober.  That was pretty crazy.

What do you love most about the cabaret community?

We’re misfits. We gather together in this clearing we call cabaret having discovered that the other paths and walkways in the forest were too prescriptive as to who could join.  We dance and sing and celebrate our lack of conformity in this clearing in the woods.

Picture of Paulus & date of the next show 7th June

Come and join us in our luscious clearing. The misfits of London and beyond are welcome to join in this fun night of burlesque, drag and music …