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Cabaret at the end of the Universe – 81 Renshaw, Liverpool

Writer: Lee Hithersay Reviewer: Daryl Holden How could a piece that involves cabaret, a time machine and a strip-teasing squirrel be anything but an extraordinary night out? Cabaret at the end of the Universe aims to answer just that in agonising detail. Cabaret at the end of the Universe offers its debut performance in Liverpool, fresh from its sell-out run ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Cabaret Boheme – Brighton Spiegeltent

Cabaret Boheme

Reviewer: Sophie Huggins A rumbling night of sequins, sparkle and sass is in store for those finding themselves in the iridescent world of Cabaret Boheme. Led by ringleader Veronica Blacklace, in a fantastic deep velvet top hat and tailcoat, the audience is charmed and caressed into a magical experience. The spectacle that is this show consists of several acts, ranging ...

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Briefs! – London Wonderground, South Bank

Creators: Briefs Factory Reviewer: Tom Finch “Out watching a cabaret show on a Tuesday night, you bunch of trashbags” was the words the audience were greeted with (though with considerably more expletives) on Press Night for the fourth year of Briefs!, an all male ‘boylesque’ group with a penchant for thrusting, gyrating and, of course, stripping. The evening of saucy, ...

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Jumpy – Theatr Clwyd, Mold

Writer: April De Angelis Director: Lisa Spirling Reviewer: Charlie Senate Well, that’s one way to spice up a family holiday. In the midst of a particularly awkward family exchange, Hilary’s BFF, aging performer Frances (Kerry Peers), decides to debut her new routine: a sultry burlesque that she hopes, in her heart of hearts, might just win her the attention of ...

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Nutcracker Rouge – Minetta Lane Theatre, New York

The cast of Nutcracker Rouge

Director: Austin McCormick Choreographer: Austin McCormick Reviewer: Jamie Rosler Company XIV, under the leadership of Austin McCormick, celebrates the holiday season in style. This talented group of dancers, singers, and designers adapt Christmas’ classic ballet into a classy and fun allegory for the sexual awakening of Marie-Claire, known to most theatre-goers as Clara, portrayed by dancer Laura Careless. Nutcracker Rouge ...

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West End Bares – Cafe de Paris, London

Based on a concept originally conceived by Jerry Mitchell Producer: The Mad Trust Reviewer: Tom Finch It's a simple idea, a couple of dozen of stunningly attractive West End dancers perform a selection of saucy burlesque routines with each one inevitably culminating with them more or less naked to screams of approval from an eager crowd of partiers. Throw in ...

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Velvet – St Andrews Square Gardens, Edinburgh

Creator/Director: Craig Ilott Reviewer: John Roberts Prepare to go back in time, when Disco was the diva, when people just wanted to get down and boogie, let their hair down and dance… Velvet allows you to do just that and more… throw in some stunning music and the best in cirque/burlesque variety into the mix and you have one hot, ...

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Briefs – London Wonderground, South Bank

Creative Producer: Fez Faanana Co-Creator: Mark Winmill Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Now on their third summer residency at the London Wonderground’s Spiegeltent, the creative team behind Briefs certainly know what works: a heady mix of comedy, striptease, dance and circus skills. It’s a format which has remained largely unchanged from the troupe’s previous visits to London. Hosted by the statuesque Aussie ...

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