Saturday, 27 October 2012

The Gilded Merkin: Burlesque & Cabaret

Photo by Candee Piccies
The last Gilded Merkin show was back in July, i have been meaning to share with you my review and these stunning photos from Candee Piccies for a while, but due to the epic house move and sky not being helpful in regards to Internet, i am behind.  But what that does mean is i can show you them now,  then you only have to wait two weeks til the next show, 11th November.  

Photo by Candee Piccies
 The high light of the show was seeing Anna Fur Laxis perform for the first time.  I have been lucky enough to work closely with her in making a costume for her new act Showgirl Assassin.  At the Gilded Merkin in July, Anna performed Viva Bettie, her tribute to Bettie Page act and Memory of a Gold Fish.  Which she wore a funky custom wig by Arachnia Bt D'Licious.

Photo by Candee Piccies

The show was fantastic from beginning to end.  Fred Bear did an amazing job as compair, my face actually ached from laughing all night long, plus we got to see a little bit more of Fred Bear then he intended... hehehehe 

Photo by Candee Piccies

As a dress designer i am fascinated by the costumes.  Velma Von Bon Bon, blew my mind with her fantastic flamingo act.  Loved it!  I need to make me a life size flamingo to ride around in!

Photo by Candee Piccies
I could go on and on about how great the show was.  But i think you really need to experience it for yourself.  Even if you are a burlesque virgin and not into the vintage retro pin up scene, i guarantee you, you will not be disappointed.  I had one of the best nights out in a long time.  A couple of g&ts, good company with my favourite glamorous ladies (Rose Desire and Lucille Needles) and some seriously good entertainment.

A very tired Rose Desire and myself with the stunning Anna Fur Laxis and Lucille

Mingling with Burly royalty Photo by Candee Piccies
 With only two weeks until the next show (11th November, Glee Club Nottingham), tickets are selling fast, so don't delay buy yours todayThis spectacular show starring Missy Malone, Tricity Vogue, Missy Macabre, Sherry Trifle, Carrie-Ann O'Dell and Afzal Aziz

For more information see the Gilded Merkin facebook page.

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