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 29th August Line- up: 

Joe Black – Host  

Gin drinking cabaret darling, musical comedy misfit and acid tongued ringmaster. Living somewhere between the stages of music, theatre and comedy, Joe Black takes an audience firmly by the hand and guides them into a place where the strange and unusual reign supreme. No stranger to the absurd, Joe Black creates a world where the shocking is the sublime and the ridiculous is the beautiful. One of the leading figures in the dark cabaret genre, Joe Black has toured extensively across the UK, Europe, Australia and America.

Joe Black is also a regular performer for the infamous ‘Torture Garden’ nightclub and hosts and curates a sell-out residency in the opulent and lavish Edwardian ‘Kings Theatre’ in Hampshire.

Joe Black is a constantly evolving cabaret chameleon, blurring the lines of decency within entertainment and continues to drive music and performance into strange new realms.

Dubbed by Vanity Fair Italia as “Not to be missed”.

“Charismatic and downright filthy” by Broadway Baby

“Like a dark musical. Rah rah!”  – Paloma Faith

“Nothing can detract from his blood curdling brilliance” by the Reading Chronicle

Missy Malone – Burlesque Striptease

Missy Malone is a heady 1950’s inspired bombshell. A highly accomplished and sought-after performer on the UK burlesque scene for over 10 years and who has performed internationally whilst also gracing the covers of several publications and campaigns.

She is currently featured as one of the faces of “Lambs Navy Rum” True British Characters Campaign 2013-14. Missy is also named in the “Burlesque Top 50” and “UK Top 10” for 2013 and also named as a “Rocker” in the “Rock the Cotswolds” hit list for 2014.

As an already established Actress and Model she also commands an impressive list of skills and talents ranging from traditional fan dance to striptease and is trained in both static trapeze and stilt walking. With her stunning trademark look and jaw dropping routines it is but a matter of time before this femme fatale makes a lasting impression on the world stage!

“dressed in sleek black feathers and green veils, looking like an art deco statue come to life. Stunning!” ***** – Edinburgh Guide

“Burlesque Phenomenon”Cotswold Style Magazine 

Miss Dolly Rose – Burlesque Striptease

A petite platinum blonde with a passion for dance ranging from traditional jazz through to contemporary, Dolly Rose specialises in burlesque inspired by the sweethearts and sirens of early Hollywood, recreating the allure of silver screen starlets and good time dancing girls. With her beautiful and original bespoke and vintage costuming and elegant, expertly choreographed routines, she evokes the heyday of MGM musicals, Fred and Ginger, chorus girls, and the decadence of early jazz and swing.

Specialising in authentic vintage dance styles from the golden age of glamour and classic burlesque with her own unique twist, Dolly is a talented dancer with skills ranging from tap, Charleston and lindy hop through to more contemporary dance styles. Having been taught by some of the UK and Europe’s top vintage dance experts, she has not only the looks but the moves of an early Hollywood star.

A burlesque artist in high demand, Miss Dolly Rose is a resident performer at some of London’s top cabaret venues, and has appeared on stages from New York to Milan. Her broad range of acts take inspiration from everything from 1930s cinema to ancient religion; and with acts that range from sweet cheesecake to dark, hypnotising glamour she is a versatile performer whose repertoire covers many genres. Dolly has appeared at prestigious events throughout the country, and has delighted audiences across the UK and beyond with her unique, elegant take on classic burlesque.

Miss Bruise 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.

“Bruise Violet is the ultimate professional when it comes to Burlesque. Her routines are varied, seductive, artistic and professional as well as just downright exciting. She combines her imagination and experience to create something tasteful and original with each performance. One of our favourites here in Brighton, she is a master of her craft “- Proud Cabaret, Brighton

Terms of Unnervement – Comedy Cabaret Double Act  

Terms of Unnervement – Definition – 1. Something that unsettles, such as a worrying utterance 2. The act or process of unnerving or the condition of being unnerved. 3. Cabaret double act specialising in the ridiculous and hilarious.

Specialising in the ridiculous, the hilarious and the unexpected. This terrible twosome create a world where nothing remains sacred. Infamous cabaret miscreant Joe Black joins forces with artist and model Arran Shurvinton to create a double act of a most unexpected nature.

Ticket Options: 

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


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

Our Taste of the West 2014 Gold and 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