Beauty is not a matter of size…

Every body, Every mind… beautiful. šŸ™ Beauty norms are an illusion. Every cell that makes up every body is a unique expression of the universe, creating itself. šŸ§  Regardless of height, weight and other measurable things, immeasurable beauty lives in the whole-ness and joy of every … Continue readingBeauty is not a matter of size…

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Preaching to the Subverted

Last Winter I was invited to speak as part of a panel discussion on the topic of ā€˜transgenderā€™ hosted by Rev. Michael Hampson of the Church of England, at St. Margaretā€™s Church in Hornby. My contributions were drawn from my long experience in both burlesque … Continue readingPreaching to the Subverted

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Photography Set: MoB Performers 1

All of these photos were taken at my Ministry of Burlesque shows (typically from the side of stage) or in private circumstances.    

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Coming Out of The Closet: Victorian Spiritualism and the Vaudeville Striptease

Coming Out of The Closet Victorian Spiritualism and the Vaudeville Striptease (First Published:Ā Erotic Review. Issue 66, 2004.) A grand parlour room bathed in the dim and eerie glow of phosphorus and magnesium lamps hosts an arrangement of ladies and gentlemen, seated on edge. They eagerly … Continue readingComing Out of The Closet: Victorian Spiritualism and the Vaudeville Striptease

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MoB Christmas CABARET

21 December @ 6:00 pm ā€“ 11:00 pm MoB Christmas CABARETĀ  from Ā£22, Dinner options. Concessions available. Celebrate this Christmas in style with The Ministry Of Burlesqueā€™s Christmas Cabaret ā€“ an uproarious revue of camp Christmas comedy and festive friskiness, featuring the daring antics of … Continue readingMoB Christmas CABARET

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Egos can hurt…

Ouch! When someone is inexplicably mean it is often because they are licking an unconscious wound…. Damage to our self-image can take many forms and wounds can be inflicted in any ways. From deliberate insult to personal failure, typically a bruised ego affects only the owner … Continue readingEgos can hurt…

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FAQ You! Hiring Talent

Where can I hire professional performers/producers? Currently, there are only a handful of burlesque performers who are considered by the wider entertainment industry to be ā€˜professionalĀ  artistsā€™ or genuine producers. These people are indeed few and are rare gems often with many imitators – butĀ  … Continue readingFAQ You! Hiring Talent

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FAQ You! Finding Teachers

Where can I find reputable teachers? Taking up lessons from reputable teachers is an excellent way to start out, but do research your options ā€“ the person who happens to be most local or inexpensive may not be the best choice.Ā  There is no ā€™standarisationā€™ … Continue readingFAQ You! Finding Teachers

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Traditional British Burlesque: Funny HaHa or Funny Peculiar?

17/10/08 British Burlesque: Funny HaHa or Funny Peculiar or, Tickle My Fancy !Ā  –Ā  A Guide To ‘Traditional British’ Burlesque Amidst the renaissance of the showgirl-striptease and all that glitters, the art of traditional burlesque theatre is in danger of becoming totally misunderstood – Ā removed … Continue readingTraditional British Burlesque: Funny HaHa or Funny Peculiar?

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