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.”

#burlyfam #squadgoals #myburlyfamilyisbetterthanyours #jackofalltrades

 

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!

 

It’s the Admiral!

As the next Luscious Debut Show is next week, we thought we’d repost this blog and give you a chance to rekindle your love for The Admiral.
 
The current course is coming to an end and the students are getting ready for the show in a week!  The Luscious Burlesque Night doesn’t just showcase our students, since the very start we have had our very own performing Admiral and Luscious Favourite.
Admiral John has been entertaining our Luscious audiences since 2011.
 
Do you remember the first time you performed at a Luscious Night?
How could I forget it – the opportunity to sing some sea shanties, dress up like Admiral Nelson and play the ukulele  very badly – who could ask for anything more other than doing it all with the LLL students
 
How did you choose your stage name?
After my long time hero Admiral Nelson
 
Describe what an average day looks like for you.
Reviewing my catalogue of sea shanties in the morning and working out how they could possibly fit into a Burlesque show.  Having made the selection spend the afternoon working out any necessary changes to the lyrics to help with the integration. Lastly checking the chords to play on the Uke and transposing them to the few chords I am capable of playing and pondering the various props I can create and involve in the act e.g. Kazoo, spinning plates, Electric motors to spin tassels on false boobs, how to work a soldering iron for the switches to get them spinning at the appropriate places in the act.
 
What do you enjoy most about performing?
When the act goes well being the centre of attention and hearing the laughter and appreciation from the audience who think my mistakes are deliberate
 
What is the craziest thing that you’ve witnessed at a Burlesque show?
Serious poetry being recited at a Burlesque show – and it worked, it was brilliant.
 
What is your favourite sea shanty and why?

Donkey Riding – it’s great for audience participation and has it all, the sailors life ” launching timber on the deck” , round the evocative Cape Horn “where your backside is never warm” but mostly for the ladies in every exotic port Valparaíso, Mobile Bay, Timbucktoo and Miramichi. The Donkey Riding Chorus gets everyone joining in and stamping their feet.

Best sea/navy related song (not a sea shanty as such) My Brother Sylvest. It was taught to me by an ex WWII sailor (Sea Boots crew); great lyrics which sound as if they should be rude but you can’t quite put your finger on why.

Describe your performance style in three words.
Hilarious, inclusive (everyone gets to sing) and happy
 
The next Luscious Burlesque Night is on Thursday 15th June at The Cavendish Arms,
Join us for a night of Burlesque, Feathers, Fun and of Course Sea Shanties.  Bookings via http://littleladyluscious.co.uk/shows/

*** Repost *** The Admiral

The current course is coming to an end and the students are getting ready for the show in less than two weeks.  The Luscious Burlesque Night doesn’t just showcase our students, since the very start we have had one regular performer who returns show after show.   Admiral John has been entertaining our Luscious audiences since 2011.  Over the years we have witnessed Londoners singing along to various sea shanties and, most recently, the admiral doing a bit of burlesque himself with motorised nipple tassels!
At each show The Admiral tries something new and loves to play with words.  We were singing “The Tassels are twirling” to the tune of  “What Shall We Do With The Drunken Sailor” for days after the last Luscious Burlesque Night.  If you haven’t seen The Admiral perform you really should join us on the 7th July at the Four Thieves and find out what he has in store.  We sent him a few questions to find out  a little bit more about him.
 
Do you remember the first time you performed at a Luscious Night?
How could I forget it – the opportunity to sing some sea shanties, dress up like Admiral Nelson and play the ukulele  very badly – who could ask for anything more other than doing it all with the LLL students
 
How did you choose your stage name?
After my long time hero Admiral Nelson
 
Describe what an average day looks like for you.
Reviewing my catalogue of sea shanties in the morning and working out how they could possibly fit into a Burlesque show.  Having made the selection spend the afternoon working out any necessary changes to the lyrics to help with the integration. Lastly checking the chords to play on the Uke and transposing them to the few chords I am capable of playing and pondering the various props I can create and involve in the act e.g. Kazoo, spinning plates, Electric motors to spin tassels on false boobs, how to work a soldering iron for the switches to get them spinning at the appropriate places in the act.
 
What do you enjoy most about performing?
When the act goes well being the centre of attention and hearing the laughter and appreciation from the audience who think my mistakes are deliberate
 
What is the craziest thing that you’ve witnessed at a Burlesque show?
Serious poetry being recited at a Burlesque show – and it worked, it was brilliant
 
What is your favourite sea shanty and why?

Donkey Riding – it’s great for audience participation and has it all, the sailors life ” launching timber on the deck” , round the evocative Cape Horn “where your backside is never warm” but mostly for the ladies in every exotic port Valparaíso, Mobile Bay, Timbucktoo and Miramichi. The Donkey Riding Chorus gets everyone joining in and stamping their feet.

Best sea/navy related song (not a sea shanty as such) My Brother Sylvest. It was taught to me by an ex WW2 sailor (Sea Boots crew); great lyrics which sound as if they should be rude but you can’t quite put your finger on why.

Describe your performance style in three words.
Hilarious, inclusive (everyone gets to sing) and happy
 
The next Luscious Burlesque Night is on Friday 7th July at The Four Thieves.  Join us for a night of Burlesque, Feathers, Fun and of Course Sea Shanties.  Bookings via littleladyluscious.co.uk/shows