VELVET CURTAIN CABARET - 27th MAY 2017
Leeds Burlesque Presents... Velvet Curtain Cabaret
Leeds Burlesque was first established in the murky underbelly of the Leeds Cabaret scene in 2007 and they have been bringing burlesque and cabaret to the masses ever since! This May they will be presenting their biggest, most star studded show yet, so get your glad rags on as “Life is a cabaret old chum, come to the cabaret”...
The Tom Show - A fast paced action packed act featuring a dazzling array of skills juggling, contortion, unicycling and lashings of hot comedy goodness. The Tom Show is loved by audiences across the UK and Canada where Tom is a regular!
Fulcrum Circus – A phenomenal double act from Sheffield who has wowed audiences from all over the world with their incredible acrobalance and circus skills. We are delighted that they will be bringing their unique blend of Circus, Dance and theatrical performance skills to City Varieties in May!
Puppetual Motion Feat. Pico the Sponge - the softest and funniest export from Wigan since the deaths of both the cotton industry and George Formby. Pico is the host of PUPPETUAL MOTION. He and his fellow puppets are aided by their ever helpful roadie Pete Kennedy, who does all the fetching and carrying and holds them up when they need to shout and that. Expect: monkey stand-up, crudely written children’s stories and songs with no moral barometer!
Coco Malone – Coco is a jazz and soul songbird joining us all the way from London Town! Her vocals have been described as being like ‘melted chocolate over hot coals’. Coco gives us goosebumps each and every time we see her perform, were honoured that she’ll be joining us for the next Velvet Curtain Cabaret!
Rusty Von Chrome – Dubbed ‘King of the codpiece’; the cake obsessed multi award winning international Drag King is known for playing iconic male roles with a twist. Rusty is the secret love-child of Danny la Rue and George Michael – honest! Rusty is one of our all time favourite performers – one not to be missed!
Carrie-Ann - The world’s only tribute act to the burlesque legend Dita Von Teese! Carrie-Ann has been performing her ‘Tribute to Dita’ show since debuting on the entertainment stage in 2008, her attention to detail is outstanding and her iconic costumes are second to none. With a striking resemblance to Dita, her acts are truly authentic, get ready Carrie-Ann will take your breath away!
Finally taming out troupe of vaudevillians is your host and compère for the evening...Penny Sweets!
Tickets: Side Stalls & Side Circle - £15.50*, Upper Circle £14.50*/ Stalls & Circle £17.50 - £21.50* / Boxes (to seat 2) £50*
(*prices include £1 booking fee per ticket / postage charge £1 where applicable)
Artwork: McC Graphic Design
Photo Credit: Scott Chalmers
Tickets available from the box office: https://www.cityvarieties.co.uk/Online/VelvetCurtain
8 WEEK BEGINNERS BURLESQUE COURSES
Leeds Burlesque are now running a series of 8 week 'beginners burlesque' classes to run alongside our usual workshops, which will be taught throughout the year by the fabulous Lady Wildflower.
Lady Wildflower’s Burlesque Dance classes are for ladies of any age, shape or ability. Lose your inhibitions. Learn to be confident, feel sexy and glamorous and to love the skin you’re in! Keep fit in style and add some sparkle to your life!
Inspired by the showgirls of the 1930s-1950s, Lady Wildflower's classes are all-female, for women who want to explore their own femininity in a fun, friendly and non-judgmental environment. She aims to promote confidence in body and creativity whilst enabling women to develop grace and poise.
As well as being an experienced Burlesque performer, Lady Wildflower is also a fully-qualified and insured dance teacher (AIDTA, Equity.) She has taught hundreds of women the art of the tease and currently teaches burlesque courses at Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Levels as well as masterclasses, workshops, hen parties and private tuition.
Classes cost £25 non refundable booking fee and £45 for the course (making a saving of £19 if you pay in advance),
alternatively you can pay the non refundable £25 booking fee and £8 per class (£89 in total).
Times are 6-7pm or 7-8pm dates can be confirmed by contacting Leeds Burlesque. Booking fee must be paid to secure your place. If you would like to book please email Leeds Burlesque on firstname.lastname@example.org
PIN-UP AND VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHY DAYS
We currently run regular vintage pin up days, some of the fabulous examples of past customers can be seem on our gallery page.
Here's a little taster of what you can expect on the day:
You will be given a dedicated time slot during the day to have your hair styled and make up applied by our wonderful vintage hair and make up team.
You will then be guided through vintage
poses in your favourite outfit, by our amazing female
photographer. We even have a
prop box! Don't worry if you are feeling shy or self-conscious, you will be made to feel completely comfortable by our all female team and will leave us feeling like a Hollywood starlet.
These days are perfect for both performers and
vintage enthusiasts alike! Cupcakes are always included, come and join us for a little vintage glamour!
Please contact Penny and Havana using the contact form to inquire about available dates.