Immodesty Blaize, “queen of British burlesque” starts a run at the Arts Theatre on 20th April. The show is billed as “a seductive blend of hot charm and high camp” and was featured in the Sunday Times Magazine last weekend, which said: “The show looks like cabaret, but with a twist. The primary attraction is the sex, but it’s a sexiness that doesn’t alienate people. It’s erotic, not blue; suggestive rather than explicit.”
The focus of the show is on Victorian-style glitz, glamour and entertainment, and also features Immodesty’s cabaret partner Walter. The content promises to be rather more subversive than your average strip show: Immodesty herself is all over-the-top Moulin Rouge glamour and doesn’t conform to many of your standard stripper stereotypes. Indeed one of her routines is a reverse strip-tease (where she puts her clothes on rather than taking them off). They also once performed at the Annual Conference of the British Sexual Freedom Coalition.
For the curious among you, get a sneak preview of the routines here, and find out more booking information here. I’ll be in the second row with a bucket of popcorn and a wide-eyed stare.