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

The May bank holiday is coming up and what better way to celebrate than booking a ticket or two to Luscious Cabaret!  There will be fun in abundance, plenty of friendly faces, fabulous food and booze all under the roof of the marvellous Albany Great Portland Street.  Leave your worries behind and let London’s most welcoming cabaret embrace you in a hug of glitter and giggles.

Carrying you away this month is …

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Agent Chlamydia Jones and their secret mission.

Pupin De Vert with a bit of pride and prejudice 

The Sensational songstress Ember  

Sensual and coy Rose Demure

Taking us on a ride is Juliet Peaches 

Out of this world Phoxy Qurvy 

Electra Valentine with her intricate web

Loris and Lee will be getting us giggling

The boss Little Lady Luscious will be getting up on stage

And if that isn’t enough Paulus will be back and drinking all of the wine!

Get ready to feel the love with us and book your tickets …

 

It will take a superhero to save us from what is happening in UK politics.  With this in mind we decided we needed some superhero powers to inspire us and get us ready for Luscious Cabaret next week.  Our performers are already heroes on stage but if they had a super power what would it be?  Little Lady Luscious would want the power to transport from one place to the next.  The four flights of stairs up to her flat would be much easier manage, and think of all of those people she could save from oncoming London traffic.  The possibilities are endless.  Enough about Luscious what super power would our Magnificent Ten performers want …

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Bolly Ditz Dolly

I love this question! I ‘d want the power to build, kind of like in the lego movie when everyone starts creating with objects around them and everyone has a good time! I’d love to build the bridges that a toxic world has tried to break down, I want to build glitter shelters, crazy sculptures, espresso machines and a 4×4 box wall around Trump, sealed with maybe a letterbox to post facts . The possibilities are endless!

Dolly Master

Zee Zee Stardust 

My power would be Mimicry (why have one power ,when you can take everyone else’s powers)

Mimicry

Ms Larissa Thorne

I’d like the power to speak with animals because, to be frank, people really get on my tits.

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Carmen Mon Oxide

Superpower? Not bothered about a superpower but I do love a good cape! Actually I’ll have flying please. Always wanted to arrive onto stage by air!

Flying Firebird

Miss Suzy Saucepot

If I had super power it would be to literally save the planet from the human race who are destroying wildlife, nature and other human beings!

Eco warrior

Diva Regina

The power of Mind Control so I could make Theresa May cancel Brexit, any idea how I can develop that?!

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Kiki Mellék

I already have a super power Bibshkis! I defy the law of nature. I’m ageless Darlings – that’s the best super power to have. That and a psychic nipple!

Sparkly nipple

We seem to be missing a few superpowers.  We’ll be chasing them up and updating the post to complete our Magnificent Ten.  In the meantime you can book your tickets for a ‘Super Powered’ Cabaret in London on Friday 5th April via the button below …

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The fate of Brexit maybe in the balance but here at Luscious HQ we are more concerned about leaving the worries of the world behind and having a fun and fabulous night out on the first Friday of the month.  We’ve gone overboard with the fabulous, added a soupçon of comedy and with Paulus away we’ve got the outrageous Carmen Mon Oxide at the helm.  Friday nights are all about the fun so come and join the Friday fun times at Luscious Cabaret on 5th April.  Entertaining you we have …

Ruffling a few feathers it’s the vivacious and flirtatious Trash Valentine!

Bendy to the extreme Miss Suzy Saucepot will leave you hot under the collar.

On the look out for an affluent sugar daddy is the delightful Ms Larissa Thorne

Praying for this Brexit nightmare to end is the multilingual extravaganza Diva Regina

Showing off her marvellous set of lungs is the fabulous  Lacey Noire

The fierce warrior that is Bolly Ditz Dolly will be shimmying her way to the Luscious Stage

Is it She-Ra or is it Ginger spice?  No it’s the rib – tickling Holly Dunn Something

Sending us in to a tailspin is the  very regal Zee Zee Stardust.

Back by popular demand and to show off her new skills its the inimitable Kiki Mellék

Yes we have packed the line up this month!  Tickets are already 50% sold.  If you’re ready to dive in and have an awesome, fun filled, ridiculous and fabulous night out book your tickets via the button below …

This month I was at a Luscious favourite’s show in the West End; Michael Twaits fabulous West End Roulette. Billed as A Spontaneous Cabaret, Michael basically creates a show from audience requests and suggestions combining pop music and show tunes into something unique and incredibly special.

Those of us who are Luscious regulars will know Michael as the phenomenal host of Luscious Cabaret. It was a surprise to me to see him not wearing a dress. Michael is famously A Man in a Dress and to begin with I was worried that the illusion was ruined forever but then for his opening number he performed Kate Bush and I knew it was our Michael.

The first half somehow became a ridiculously eclectic mix of numbers combining Cabaret, Rocky Horror, Smash, a Britney Medley, The Cure, Meatloaf and of course the afore mentioned Wuthering Heights. If I’m honest I felt that I would have liked more of the Kate Bush dancing…. Step it up Michael…

During the interval Michael put on a frock and then show really began to take shape as a roulette. The first half included liberal direction from the audience, but the second half really came into its own with use of a Roulette Wheel to direct music choices and use of a requests book which Sarah (the incredible Pianist) was somehow able to create mashups at a moments notice. Going from Lady Gaga into Dolly Parton to Nicki Minaj (I have no idea who requested that last one – someone with great taste in contemporary hip hop).

This show was engaging with an atmosphere that was genuinely warm and inclusive in the sense that it was totally irresistible to get involved in. The venue itself at the Pheonix Artists Club is relaxed and comfortable. I highly recommend this show. It’s an absolutely delightful end to a day and it’s free.

 

Top 3

  1. The liberal audience Participation. From joining getting to join in on the intro of Holding Out for a Hero to getting an audience member to put his heels on for him after the interval, Michael includes the audience in this show in a big way.
  2. The Britney Medley – I just love a Britney Medley.
  3. The guess the song game, in which Michael and Sarah perform the beginning of a well known songs for two contestants to guess without singing the title. Trying to sing Papa don’t Preach without including the words Papa, Don’t or Preach is one of the funniest things I have ever seen.

 

You can catch West End Roulette at the Pheonix Artists Club every Wednesday from 9pm.

 

 

 

 

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 yet get yourself to Luscious Cabaret this Friday.  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!
 
Grab your tickets while you can and we’ll see you for another epic Luscious Cabaret!

Happy January! Here at Luscious HQ we’ve been chasing away those January Blues by going to some amazing shows and enjoying some top class Cabaret. This month we’re putting The Haus of Royalz show Did You See me Pam? In the spotlight.

If your Instagram is my Instagram, it’s all I’ve been seeing for the past few weeks so I knew I had to get my booty down to the RVT to see what all the fuss was about. If you’ve never heard of the Haus of Royalz, they are a collective of Drag acts who all graduated from (Luscious bestie) Michael Twaits’ Drag course together and started putting on shows together.

Did You See Me Pam? Was the theme of the show in which the cast performed the act they would want to perform to their biggest fan, Pam. It’s really hard to pick out the highlights of this show, because as the delightful host, Holly Dunn-Something pointed out – as a collective every performer brings something different to the table. In a minute I’ll have to pick my top 3 and I just have no idea where to start. This show managed to be political, edgy, fabulous, hilarious and fierce at once, drawing on the skills and passions of the different performers to create something thought provoking and energizing. Sort of everything you’d expect from a show of young queer performers – but somehow more?

Holly the aforementioned Host brought great charm and warmth to hosting. I think I’ve decided on my top 3 moments to put below, but it seems so unfair considering how wonderful the other acts were. So I also want to mention Dolly Trolley who was characteristically brilliant, what more can you say about Dolly? She was the cat that brought the cream although her feather spill gave the Stage Manager within me out in hot and cold sweats. Bae Sharam who brought a multi layered act about Islamophobia into the fold. I found this act incredibly thought provoking – largely about the role of cabaret in political discussion. Agent Chlamydia Jones was just hilariously funny and unfairly glam. Eva Wonder gave a biography of Marylyn Monroe with singing and a very impressive lip sync, and finally Fruit finished off in a performance which I have never seen anything like before. It involved fruit. I can’t describe it. I’m not sure who the dancers who flanked them were called – but I am basically in love with them and would like to know everything about them. This is a formal appeal for information. Please contact me.

Stormina’s Top 3 Moments of Did you see me Pam?

3. The Diva of Divas, Veronica Montenegro explaining her bid to integrate into British Society in order to get her Leave to Remain. Absolute Genius and highlighting something we are probably all thinking about right now; What it means to be British.

2. Everyone who knows me, knows that I am a sucker for a political cabaret; The absolute dream (and Luscious alumnus) Frankly Desire did a gorgeously inspiring burlesque act featuring that epic rant from Network – you know the one where the news caster says “I’m mad as Hell and I’m not going to take it anymore”. I love a good lip sync, I love an act that makes me feel optimistic at the end and I love fairy lights in a costume. Yes, Frankly!

1. My absolute highlight of the night was a reclaiming of The Rape Song (Blurred Lines) by The Pheonix (aka Rhyss Pieces). Rewritten to tell off a creep in a bar off – it was just perfect. Rapiness aside – that song has always been annoyingly catchy and the parodies have never quite been strong enough. This version is strong, it’s straight forward and it takes no nonsense. There was other music from Pheonix as well, with a piece so fresh that it came in with a teleprompter. Amazing and Stunning and I don’t really know what to add.

Before you go, I recommend you think about attending the next Haus of Royalz show on 4th April at the RVT – it’s their first birthday celebration entitled It’s My Party. Tickets are available on OutSavvy.com.

We’re so excited to launch our new blog spot! On the 3rd Friday of each month we will be publishing a review of a show we’ve seen recently that we have really loved. We thought we’d kick off with a review of this months Luscious Cabaret which was a real treat x

This months Cabaret was truly Luscious, with a terrific line up of amazing talent. Hosted by the fabulous, Michael Twaits, who announced one wonderful act after another.

The superb Gracie Disgrace opened the show with her brand new Michael Jackson act. The audience were also fortunate to have an appearance by the queen of Sing and Fling, Bambi Bang Bang. The incomparable Dolly Trolley performed her gorgeous Angela Twerkel act especially for us. Coco Nobel provided some old school glamour and Sisi Emerald brought the magic with her Harry Potter act. We’ll forgive her for being a Slytherin – although she told me after the show that she is actually a real life Hufflepuff. We also had the stunning Paulus who performed a number of his own original songs with live pianist. Gracie Disgrace closed the show with her signature work-out act – it was enough to make me feel like I needed a drink from all the effort she put in. Luckily, after a brief Disney sing along with Michael Twaits we made it to the bar for a glass of red.

Stormina Teacup’s top 3 moments of Luscious Cabaret November.

3. Michael Twaits singing his infamous West End Musical number, starting with Nicki Minaj’s Superbass – I don’t want to ruin the ending for you – but you need to hear this song!

2. Gracie Disgrace’s lap of honour around the audience to Chariots of Fire. Go on, girl!

1. Bambi Bang Bang’s gorgeous facial expressions during her hilarious act. She sings, she strips, she makes faces – is there anything this showgirl can’t do?