All tease, no sleaze festival
Britain’s biggest burlesque extravaganza comes to Manchester next week, direct from London’s West End and unveiling a fresh cast of burlesque all-stars for 2013.
An Evening of Burlesque’s 100-show, debut production celebrated its finale with a critically-acclaimed European tour.
“For 2013,” says show producer Michael Taylor, “an all-new cast has been assembled, comprising of the cream of British burlesque performers.”
Sashaying Royal Academy-trained burlesque bombshells are promised: “Slipping into exotic character as smoothly as they slip out of the most exotic couture costumes ever to grace the stage,” says Michael.
Themes featured include evocative Arabian Nights, fabulous fan dancing fantasies, foxy 40s WAF sirens, bubblegum blowing baseball babes and cheesecake pin-ups.
Promising to be “all tease, no sleaze”, An Evening of Burlesque is for over-18s only.
Audiences are predominantly female, say the producers, attracting auditoriums full of people dressed in burlesque-inspired outfits.
There’s even a prize for the most glamorous audience member! It’s at Manchester Opera House next Friday. Call 0161 245 6680 or www.manchesteroperahouse.org.uk.