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London Burlesque Week 2010

London Burlesque Week

Preview by Jack Foley

AFTER three years of successful weekend festivals, Chaz Royal is proud to present London Burlesque Week 2010 from April 20 to 25.

The decision to expand the event was prompted by the success of 2009’s sold-out weekend, which drew an estimated 3,000 burlesque lovers, fans and newcomers. It also featured over 150 burlesque, cabaret and variety performers from across Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

London Burlesque Week promises more glitz, more glamour, more vaudeville and more sizzling striptease than any other burlesque event in 2010.

Showcasing the best in British burlesque and beyond, London Burlesque Week 2010 will also feature themed shows along with some of the festival’s most popular events, including Battle Royale Newcomers Contest and Jetsetters Ball.

At-a-glance highlights include…

The Peepshow on Wednesday, April 21 at Madame Jojo’s – An Erotic Evening of Sultry Song & Sizzling Strip Tease at Soho’s Sexiest Cabaret, the legendary Madame Jojo’s.

Twisted Cabaret on Wednesday, April 21 at Royal Vauxhall Tavern – Chaz Royal has put together a weird and wild Twisted Cabaret, from Avant Garde Neo-Burlesque & Performance Art to Bizarre & Grotesque Performers that will bend your senses and tickle your nightmares!

Sexy Circus Sideshow on Thursday, April 22 at Bush Hall – A 1 night extravaganza featuring a handpicked a cast of Carnival Hootchy Kootchie Vixens, the rarest oddities of Nouveau Circus Sideshow and rounded all out with the Sexiest Circus Stunts around!!!

Newcomers Contest Battle Royale on Friday, April 23 at Islington Academy – Come chear on your friends and neighbours as the next ‘Top Burlesque Starlets’ are born! Contest Winners will be announced at the April 25 closing ceremonies and awards.

The Speakeasy on Friday, April 23 at Proud Cabaret – Step back into a bi-gone era of underworld dens of delight and back room ‘Bawdy Burlesk’ with the Speakeasy! A 1920’s-30’s soiree and dance party until the early hours of the morning!

International Jetsetters Ball on Saturday, April 24 at Scala Nightclub – Chaz Royal has invited the ‘Cream of the Crop’ in Burlesque and Variety from around the globe! It includes a DJ and dance afterparty until 4am.

VIP Closing & Awards on Sunday, April 25 at Cafe De Paris – The VIP Closing Ceremonies & Awards is an exclusive event to honour the ‘Movers & Shakers’ of the London and International Burlesque community.

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