London Burlesque Week Opening Party

By Londonist Last edited 82 months ago
London Burlesque Week Opening Party
Joe Black (left): "I'm a smut peddler.  I'm in charge of filth and the wine drinking."
Joe Black (left): "I'm a smut peddler. I'm in charge of filth and the wine drinking."
Betty D'Light - Gateshead
Betty D'Light - Gateshead
Strawberry Siren from Melbourne - Australia, wearing vintage clothing from the same city
Strawberry Siren from Melbourne - Australia, wearing vintage clothing from the same city
Photo call posing
Photo call posing
Tana Karo, Tank for short - a trapeze artist from across the pond
Tana Karo, Tank for short - a trapeze artist from across the pond
Bettsie Bon Bon, LouLou D'vil, Luna Rosa and Cherry Shakewell
Bettsie Bon Bon, LouLou D'vil, Luna Rosa and Cherry Shakewell
But is it a wig?
But is it a wig?
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Ginger Blush and Hooray Henry Higgins, wearing a mattress ticking suit called ,
Ginger Blush and Hooray Henry Higgins, wearing a mattress ticking suit called ,
Pinky
Pinky
Agent Lynch
Agent Lynch
Secrets in Lace fashion show
Secrets in Lace fashion show
Compere Ivy Paige
Compere Ivy Paige
Around the World in 80 minutes - Paris with Betty D'Light
Around the World in 80 minutes - Paris with Betty D'Light
Around the World in 80 minutes - Egypt with Missy Fatale
Around the World in 80 minutes - Egypt with Missy Fatale
Around the World in 80 minutes - Lixi Sexx does Cuban fire eating
Around the World in 80 minutes - Lixi Sexx does Cuban fire eating
Around the World in 80 minutes - Underwater
Around the World in 80 minutes - Underwater
Around the World in 80 minutes - Mexico
Around the World in 80 minutes - Mexico
Ginger Blush
Ginger Blush
Around the World in 80 minutes - Luna Rosa
Around the World in 80 minutes - Luna Rosa
Around the World in 80 minutes - The tap-dancing cowgirl Dixie Dynamite
Around the World in 80 minutes - The tap-dancing cowgirl Dixie Dynamite
Loulou D'Vil
Loulou D'Vil
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finale.jpg

London Burlesque Week opened on the good ship President, moored on the Thames near Blackfriars Bridge, rather the good ship Venus which might have been more appropriate.

The crowd was a mix of regular cabaret enthusiasts and some curious newcomers, who witnessed some of the finest in burlesque performances as well as sheer glamour and tastefully risqué entertainment. The Festival is now in its 5th year and helps develop the most talented new and established performers, right through from avant garde to erotic, sexy circus artists, novelty acts, classic and new strip tease. Read our interview with organiser, Chaz Royale to find out more.

If you are lucky enough to get a ticket to any of the shows make sure you dress to impress, lest you feel the odd one out.

By Stuart Cox and Angelina South

Read our interview with Agent Lynch.

Keep abreast of the best in London each with our Cabaret Zingers.

Last Updated 28 April 2011