London Burlesque Show Dress Rehearsals

Howard June 11, 2016 Archive
London Burlesque Show

Here at Burlexe, we’re used to being surrounded by glamour, glitter and gorgeous ladies for our London burlesque show. Being surrounded by the cast on an otherwise grey Monday however, well that’s spoiling us!

London Burlesque Show Dress Rehearsals

It’s rehearsal time at The Shadow Lounge in Soho with just two days to go until our sold out show. Creative director Howard Wilmot has just battled a suitcase of underwear across London, show director Jayne Hardy is regaling tales from last week’s London Cabaret Awards and performer Bettsie Bon Bon is preparing her pasties, about to run through her new act – The Showgirl.

London Burlesque Show

As the cast arrive, it’s infectious excitement. There’s new burlesque monologues, performances and an awful lot of hard work to make up the February show and it’s looking great!

Jayne runs the show from start to finish, breaking for notes and costume changes. First up is the introduction led by the singing ring mistress herself – Kele Le Roc.

Kel’s in a spectacular top hat and corset. The performers sway to the stage to join her before peeling off and leaving actress Gillian MacGregor onstage to introduce her first character.

London Burlesque Show

International burlesque artist Luna Rosa marks through her new spoken word piece. You can read the burlesque monologue which she is set to perform.

London Burlesque Show

Then Dympna Messenger and Gillian MacGregor take the mic.

London Burlesque Show

Spirits are high, the start of the week is hugely promising and those of you lucky enough to see the show on Wednesday are in for a treat!

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Burlexe is a sensational London burlesque show inspired by the women who created the genre and perform the art. It fuses burlesque performance with storytelling, dancing with acting.

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London Burlesque Show

(Images by Liz Simon)