Halloween Spooktacular!

 

I am delighted to be able to announce I have been invited by The Velvet Burlesque to appear at their Cabaret Gothique show on 28th October!  Making a night of it, I will also be attending the Grand Halloween Ball later that night and into the early hours.

If you would like to join us or are looking for something special for that weekend, take a look at this event.  There are Early Bird / Package Deal Tickets available now - but they're selling fast as it's a spectacular line-up!

The Velvet Burlesque present Cabaret Gothique - 28.10.17 (Sheffield Library Theatre) PLUS The Grand Halloween Ball - 28th October (Sheffield City Hall)
Performers for the events include: Abigail Collins, Joe Black, Jeanie Wishes Whisky Falls, The Magic Ball Man, Aurora Starr, Miss Bruise Violet, Deux Ailes Acrobatics, Dave Alnwick, Double Twist Circus, Scarlett Daggers, The Velvet Burlesque & The Yorkshire Puddings & Vanity Dare, plus we also have Tin Type Trailer, #sikoart, The Pixie Tribe, Wise Witchy Woman (Tarot reader) & more performers and entertainment stands to be announced soon!

 

 

FURTHER EVENT DETAILS AND TICKETS HERE!


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Home ground in a month!

YES!  I am in Manchester in October, for anyone who has been waiting for me to home ground again!

 

I will be back on Friday 20th October.at Burlesque at Richmond Tea Rooms and Oh La La ..... what a show we have for you !

Guest performers for the evening are the fabulous Artemis Queer,  Starla BrightVanity Dare & the show producer Cherie Bebe hosted by the hilarious Titsalina Bumsquash Burlesque Performer alter ego Fanny Trump (no relation to Donald!)

Click through to get to TICKETS!

 

 

Congratulations Kit Kat Club!

What a truly lovely night!  Bear Glitz brought the Lollipop back, Venus Haze and Victor Vortex whipped up a double act, Queenie Von Rene wowed with her newest act debut, Seedy Frills brought Doris to the finishing line, Sarah Louise Keegan has a lot of earworms to answer for with her Fanny Magnet song and Crimson Lace worked her bits off for us all!   FABULOUS.  Congratulations to Barrie Heap on a year of success - wish you many more to come!

Anima Jazz Bar is a great venue ~ classy and relaxed downstairs and fiery and fabulous upstairs!  Check out future shows!

Photo collage courtesy of the sparkling Seedy Frills!

Absinthe & Lace Secret Speakeasy Tickets

One week to THIS!

 

Next weekend is my birthday weekend!


Just over a year since my own début, it's the Kit Kat Club's first birthday party and I also celebrate my real birthday! Loads of fun to be had and with a great bunch of friends. 

 Barrie Heap we will certainly be bringing it in style for you! Seedy Frills I'm getting another fix of you! Woohoo! Queenie Von Rene you little sexbomb it's been too long! Victor Vortex and Venus Haze hello again! With Eddie Fortune and Sarah Louise Keegan to boot, are you ready to party?!

JOIN US at the Anima Jazz Bar, Warrington!

 

Just £5 on the door!

Absinthe & Lace

I am delighted to be invited by Lady Absinthe to be Guest Performer at "The Secret Speakeasy" next month <3 A new county to perform in! Care to join us for a deliciously decadent rendezvous?

~ VIP tickets are £20, and include Glass of Fizz and Canapes on arrival, Candlelit VIP seating ~

A full length burlesque show, plus dancing with our resdident DJ after the show

 
Friday October 27th at 8pm The Whitworth Centre Darley Dale


Please call Chesterfield Tourist Info to book:

01246 345 777 between Mon- Sat 9.30am until 6pm


See you there . xx


It's my 1st Burly Birthday!

It's my Burly Birthday!

A year ago, Vanity Dare made her début at the prestigious Frou Frou Club (as did my burly sister Freida Nipples - happy burly birthday to you too you little pin-up dreamgirl!). It's been an incredible year and I would barely have dared wish for it; I have loved every moment!

This is in danger of turning into an Oscar speech, but I HAVE to thank: Lady Wildflower without you I would never have dreamed of doing this <3 Lilly Laudanum my fairy godmother, you made the world of difference to that first performance and have done many times since <3 Lucy Cihankova for giving me my international début <3

I have met so many wonderful, inspiring people and made so many friends through burlesque directly I can't mention you all - Diva Hollywood, Havana Hurricane, Raven Noir, Daphné Win, Fifi La Roux / Fi Rooney, Seedy Frills, Tawny Kay, Barrie Heap, Bella Stirrup, Alexandra, Glynis, Keri, Kylie, Heidi, Luna, Angela, Bobby Pinn, Cece Sinclair you diamond....so many others I send out giant hugs and a world of thanks to you all for being part of my life and this journey.

Above all, my fabulous husband, tassel-roadie, best friend, lover, partner-in-crime and greatest ally Nigel: Thank You - for everything. You are truly the best time I ever had

 


Wales, here I come!

I'm sharing my birthday!

Bear Glitz celebrates one year of shows with The Kit Kat Club in Warrington -

and I celebrate my birthday that weekend!

It's party time!  Come join us for a really fun evening of entertainment, laughs and friendship 

promising to be a cracking start to your weekend as well as ours!

OOH don't you love a last minute call?!

When Neil Kendall asks you to phone him, you jump at the chance!  So tonight I am at this lovely event of his at Henshaws, Knaresborough (near Harrogate) - Yorkshire people get down there if you can!  I'm bringing "The Way I Walk" and "Then Came Woman".  The line up is so very special it's sure to be a wonderful night!

Edinburgh, you stole my heart

"Best of Burlesque delivers the hottest emerging and established acts and is renowned for being a great night out at the Fringe."

 

It has been sold-out every night which reflects the reputation of this headline Fringe show.  I am so pleased to have performed for Chaz Royal and Betty Rose Royal this year.  I was only available for one weekend due to other commitments, but I managed to fit in a few shows as a visitor and my two nights at Best of Burlesque were crackers!  If you're there be sure to catch one of them.  With a different line up most nights the show is never quite the same - but so worth a visit.  The Piccolo Tent as part of Assembly is to be found at George Square Gardens which appears as a world of its own...perfect to spend one of your Fringe evenings.

 

Here's to Edinburgh Fringe, all it's performers and people

- it really is the greatest show on earth!

 


Rehearsing my bits off!

 

Oh yes - in less than two weeks I will not only be performing "The Way I Walk", but I will be revealing my new act "Then Came Woman" at Glitterbug in Leicester!

It's two months earlier than planned, so I've been rehearsing my bits off! 

 

If you're looking for something different to do or somewhere different to go, grab tickets while you can and join me at the Firebug Bar. Glitterbug always sells out and this month the utterly wonderful Lili la Scala comperes! Also appearing is Talulah BlueSally 'Oh' SpitfireRuby Derrière and music by Elmo Ashall-Kelly Music; shaping up to be a fabulous night 

 

The World of Burlesque

Entering the world of burlesque as a newcomer is a little like riding your motorbike for the first time without your instructor by your side. It's a big deep breath moment and it's when you REALLY start learning.

There are two people I put all my faith in (a) to stop me making a fool of myself (b) giving me an HONEST appraisal of my work from costume to choreography and (c) advise on the quality of it. One ismy darling husband, best friend and partner-in-crime Nigel who would never see me fall (and knows a fair bit about burlesque acts and shows!) and the other is my burly momma Lady Wildflower.

Lady Wildflower is a performer who can teach (not all who have the skills have the ability to teach them). Rose MinxieCoquette Woods once told me she's never seen a student of Lady Wildflower who has gone on to perform who isn't quality. The wild and wonderful Cece Sinclair and Tawny Kay Loveday, peers of mine like Seedy Frills, Arabella TwistFreida Nipples. So many more.

Lady Wildflower knows what it takes, and is a producer of calibre with years of experience and who has seen more than her fair share of performances! So for me, her seal of approval is gold - and to be honest, it gives me a sense of achievement like only a daughter could have knowing I am out there "doing her proud".

 

 

Then Came Woman - début date!

Well, glittery people - it's been a glitter-based day today and so I'm pleased to announce that this month I will be performing both acts at Glitterbug in Leicester!

Yes, that's right - Then Came Woman will make its début on Friday 28th July, a month or two earlier than had been planned 

So...if you are in the area, or fancy somewhere different to start your weekend, grab tickets while you can. Glitterbug always sells out and with Talulah BlueSally 'Oh' SpitfireRuby Derrière and music by Elmo Ashall Kelly Music it's going to be a great show.....plus....[panting a little]....the wonderful Lili La Scala is compère for the evening! You all know I love Lili! The fabulous English Rose with a sensational voice and wonderful sarcastic wit which just rolls off her eloquent tongue. So excited!

Click through for tickets x



She did it!

TONIGHT - Show and Shave - what??

Well it's TONIGHT!

My partner-in-crime and I are headed over to Wakefield where I will be performing alongside some quality acts at the Bang Tidy Burlesque Charidee Ding Dong - and supporting our friend Heidi (aka showgirl/producer Heidi Bang Tidy) as she shaves off her long luscious locks ..... find out why HERE.

Tickets on the door are just £10, or please drop a few pennies in the hat here if you can't make the party - and believe me there will be a party! Red Sarah DJs after the show and it's a cheap bar, though if you're staying dry - there's also plenty of parking. See you there people! Say hi!

This weekend in Wakefield...

It's hotting up!

It looks like the summer could be here!

I am planning a little gettaway before my next show - and it's one I am SO looking forward to.  It's a little bit special.... The Bang Tidy Burlesque Charidee Ding Dong II on Saturday 24th June.

Apart from the fact that I am part of a really special cast (most of whom have become friends over the last few years) it's a great little fundraiser with one heck of a show-closer!

The magnificent cast!!!

Dead Man's Uke                                                  Vanity Dare                                                 Frieda Nipples
Cece Sinclair                                                   Heidi Bang Tidy                                          Havana Hurricane
Coco Blue Farrari                            Ruby Macintosh and Cat Thompson                               Wildvixen

Get your tickets HERE

General Vintage Festival THIS WEEKEND

At a loose end this weekend?

Check out this event!

Oh....and burlesque will be introduced after the watershed tomorrow 

Scotland here I come!

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I am proud to be able to announce I am performing at the prestigious BEST OF BURLESQUE!

I will be in two shows for Chaz & Betty Royal (King & Queen of Burlesque)

at the Edinburgh Fringe this year on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th August!

 

A bit of late night rockabilly bump 'n' grind coming your way Scotland and I am

THRILLED to be able to invite you in to my luxe interior....

 

Click through the picture for tickets/more information on this fringe-favourite show,

now in its fifth year it "delivers the hottest emerging and established acts"

 

Guideline 16+  WARNING:  Nudity & Strong Language

Tickets £18 - Show runs midnight to 1AM

Now I can tell you!

Wait for it...

 

I am on the edge of my seat....

any day now I will be able to announce my next show!

The Glastonbury Of Burlesque

Afterparty Afterglow

 

TO THE PERFORMERS & CREW OF HBBF 2017


Just a great big HUGE thanks to you all - it was a blast, I had the best little legends to be with, was blown away by acts in the other shows (I saw every one!) and am so thankful to have been at the premier of Et Moi and be taught by Jack and Jett - thanks guys. The hugs, the laughs, the party atmosphere was as wonderful as ever.

Old friends and new - my heartfelt thanks for welcoming me to this world 


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Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival 2017

I'm on my way!

Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival is in its 5th Year and

was winner of Best Festival 2016 (Burlesque Magazine)

I am beside myself with pride at being selected to appear in the opening show of the festival on Thursday night:  Legend in the Making!

I will be there for the whole weekend and seeing ALL TEN shows.  Grab a ticket - I hope to see some of you there!  Say hello!

[Fabulous image by Miss Beretta]