The venue is an intimate affair with a few tables on the ground and first floor, an ideal setting to enjoy a cozy meal whilst devouring a most wonderful show with the eyes.
The hostess and compère, Lady Beau Peep, opened the show like a true burlesque legend. Taking to the stage with her magnificent voice, her presence is full of seduction and sensuous authority.
Introducing each act with a song, Lady Beau turns hosting into a complete part of the show, proving her real qualities as a 'showman'.
Kiki Lovechild and his assistante Jessica Peru began with a 'furlesque' act. This ventriloquist with a vaudeville edge, dominated by a fury creature, gets stripped off his clothes, or nearly... Burlesque with a difference, bringing some parodic humour to the show.
To my great delight, Vivid Angel appeared on stage, to the tune of 'Big Spender' and covered in balloons. A great entertainer, who not only performed a sensual striptease but amused us with a very grateful spectator she picked from the crowd and whom she pinned onto a chair. The smile on his face said it all, when he had to lick whipped cream off Miss Angel's legs...!
Entering the stage with a vacuum cleaner and giving homage to Freddy Mercury, Marcos the Marvellous surprised the crowd as he performed 'I want to break free' to absolute perfection. A look-alike who attracted much ovation from the whole audience... After performing a most entertaining transformation, Marcos the Marvellous brought the whole crowd into awe with his acrobatic performance, swinging and balancing as a perfectly accomplished trapezist.
And if the night didn't get you hot enough under the collar, Flame Haired Fire Cracker had all the equipment to hand to bring a flaming hot electrifying moment. A remarkable display of skills and saucy moves.
Lady Beau Peep and The League of the Extraordinary shows true vaudeville entertainment, burlesque at its best with a mixture of pastiche, mockery and tantalising striptease. All in all, real show business, with the acts threaded together by a most talented voice and show girl that is Lady Beau Peep... Bravo!!!
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