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The Ministry Of Burlesque’s Twisted Cabaret showcases the very best of true burlesque – a high camp provocative blend of new variety, historical chic and contemporary cabaret. Dazzling, daring and beguiling, expect to experience a vision of scantily attired showgirls, whimsical satirists, the sultriest of sirens, the edgiest musical-comedy masters, unexpected marvels and a feast of current puns.

Friday 25th July Line- up: 

Abigail Collins – Host  

“Multi-talented… sharp as a whip… cabaret’s triple threat” – This Is Cabaret

“Terrific skills-based character comedian” – Time Out

“Enough charm to pull loud laughs from every member of the audience’’ – Broadway Baby

Sarah- Louise Young – Cabaret Comedienne

Sarah-Louise is an internationally renowned cabaret performer, actress and writer. Named one of Time Out’s Top 10 Cabaret Acts and voted Best Musical Variety Act in the London Cabaret Awards, and is a member of award-winning improvised musical group, The Showstoppers.

She has appeared in the West End, on BBC Radio 4 and at the prestigious Adelaide Cabaret Festival and has played numerous guest leads on television.

‘Outstanding’ Time Out

‘A force to be reckoned with’ Three Weeks

‘Intelligent and unforgettable’ The List

Kitty Ribbons – Burlesque Striptease

A professional Burlesque Performer for nearly five years, Gloucestershire based Kitty has graced many a stage across the country including spots at Kinky and Quirky, Madame Jo Jo’s, High Tease and The Missy Malone & Friends Revue. Last year she selected to perform at The World Burlesque Games in London and this year she was honoured to be asked to be the South Midlands Area Military Vehicle Trust’s Ashdown Camps Sweetheart . Not only that but she is also an ambassador for Miss Pin Up UK. 

Vintage styled and from a musical theatre background she was delighted to discover that Burlesque, dance and all things vintage was a combination made in heaven.

Coco Malone

Coco Malone – Jazz Vocalist  

Her vocals are sometimes jazzy, sometimes soulful, sometimes powerful, sometimes vulnerable and they always come from the heart. They have been described as sounding like ‘melted chocolate over hot coals’. 

Velma Von Bon BonVelma Von Bon Bon – Glamorous Clown  

Velma Von Bon Bon is a Veritable Tour de Force in Neo-burlesque hilarity! 

Voted in the top 20 UK Burlesque Performers 2013 by readers of 21st Century Burlesque Magazine http://21stcenturyburlesque.com/burlesque-top-50-2013-bonus-lists/

An English rose plucked from a pop culture nonsense garden, Velma’s unique take on burlesque fuses comedy and glamour in what she likes to call “Glomedy” (please humour her, it makes her feel like a scientist, very silly we know but she does look good in a white coat). 

Endearingly silly and daintily sexual, Velma has been setting stages alight (not literally) since 2009. She has ridden her oversized flamingo and peddled her monkey organ quite literally all over the UK. 

Bruise VioletBruise Violet – Burlesque Striptease

Fresh from storming to victory and winning 2013’s World Burlesque Games British Crown, Bruise Violet is a green haired beauty, the world’s ONLY fire tasseling disco cop. She is a thrilling performer who wows the burlesque world with her high energy, dynamic and unique routines.

Bruise Violet is currently a resident headline performer for the prestigious Proud Cabaret in Brighton and one of the most in demand performers on the circuit. With beautiful costuming and influences ranging from classic styles to comedic and neo forms of the genre she whips up a storm wherever she goes and is not easily forgotten.

Fusing traditional burlesque striptease, fire performance and cabaret together into one personality packed, dynamic package.  Seductive, provocative, innovative and captivating, her fire nipple tassels are not to be missed. Also available as a cabaret singer, with sets including jazz, blues and disco classics, guaranteed to get any party started.

Ticket Options: 

VIP Ticket (Arrival 18:00 – 18:30) £45.00

 

Meal Deal (Arrival 18:30 – 19:00) £27.00

Our Soil Association Food For Life Gold award-winning food is served before every burlesque show!

Buy a Meal Deal ticket (Just £27!) in advance and save on the combined cost of your meal and show ticket or choose a meal from our delicious Event Menu on the night. All of our food is freshly prepared, ethically and locally sourced and seasonal.

Auditorium (Arrival 18:30 – 20:00) £16.50