After a fabulous sell out run of our Summer Speakeasy WE ARE BACK!
This Saturday sees the launch of our Saturday night Speakeasy! Don your feathers, your corsets and stockings and come to join Soho’s best kept secret.
We will have our early Saturday residency every Saturday! Show Starts 6:30-8pm. There is even a package option of your show with a Burlesque class before hand with one of our top performers!
More info and booking here…
I had the great pleasure of performing for the ‘Lates’ at The Courtauld Gallery at Somerset House inspired by the Belle Epoque. Dancing in front of such famous and inspiring paintings was such an honour - thank you to The Courtauld for having me! Here are some shots from the event by Benedict Johnson Photography
Check out these exclusive backstage shots from the London Wonderground. Taken by one of our cast the gorgeous Lena Mae!
Only 3 more shows are available to book to see HOB at London Wonderground. Here are some fantastic snaps by Derek Bremner to give you a little taster - tickets are available here www.bit.ly/HoBwonder.
What the press say
'A deliciously decadent night that dazzles and delights all who attend'
*****The Gay UK
'If you like steamy sensuality and tongue-in-cheek sass, you'll feel at home in this house'
'A highly skilled piece of theatrical cabaret and - as the raucous reaction of this crowd attests - rip-roaring fun'
'There are not enough stars to describe just how brilliant it is, so go see it for yourself'
A Younger Theatre
'I implore you. Nay, I beseech you, if you’re torn between heading to a multiplex cinema to watch the latest shoot-em up or making that little extra effort to head south of the river, do it. The House of Burlesque are sure to give you a tantalising evening of sauciness and seduction'
After our first outing at the London Wonderground we cannot WAIT to get back on the stage. If you missed the show, you should know that a new BOYLESQUE star was born!! We just had to give you a little more of the man of the moment…
Ladies and Gentlemen, please meet - ESQUIRE DE LUNE!
Esquire, Tell us a little bit about your career thus far?
For the past 18 years I have been a professional commercial dancer specialising mainly in TV, pop tours, movies, hair shows, fashion shows, music videos etc. I have been fortunate enough to tour and perform with the likes of Robbie Williams and Take That, Girls Aloud, Shirley Bassey, Seal, Whitney Houston, Kylie and Tom Jones to name a few fabulous names. TV credits have included Xfactor, The Voice, BGT, Dancing on Ice and Strictly Come Dancing.
What has drawn you to the world of Burlesque?
I was drawn in to burlesque on an absolute whim, still to this day I don’t know what possessed me! I had met the lovely Tempest Rose a few times through the gorgeous Delores Deluxe and we were friends on Facebook, I saw her post about Boylesque Idol and decided for some strange reason that I’d enter. I’d never thought about it before so not sure what possessed me. I’m really glad I did though as I won the competition and here I am!!! Looking back I think initially it was more of a way to unleash some creativity and create some sexy, dark and mysterious numbers and characters……….and perhaps a little bit because I like to take my clothes off!!!
How did you construct your Boylesque Persona?
Actually before Esquire de Lune came about I had entered myself in Boylesque Idol as “Bambam le Bang” but when I started creating and conceptualising all my new numbers I just didn’t feel the name was appropriate. Bambam le Bang sounded very traditional, tongue-in-cheek burlesque but what I was creating was more a dark, atmospheric, dramatic kind of neo-burlesque style. I thought on it for a day and came up with Esquire de Lune. I then dug out a picture from a shoot I did a few years back that I thought summed up the character well, slapped a moon behind it and an Esquire de Lune name ribbon on the front and Bob’s your uncle!!
How would you describe your performance style?
My performance style as mentioned before is what I’ve learnt to be as neo-burlesque which is a more modern take on burlesque. Obviously coming from a dance back ground my performance is very dance based. I think you should always play to your strengths.
Having come from an alternate performance world, what advice would you give to any budding performers?
That’s a good question actually because what I learnt “very”quickly was no matter how accomplished a dancer I was or how much stage time I already had under my belt, burlesque is a totally different way of performing, I felt like I was starting all over again! Performing alone on stage is very nerve-wracking let alone when your taking your clothes off, I’ve learnt you really have to play to the audience ‘cause no matter how good you are, if you’re not involving them it just doesn’t work! You also have to exude sooo much confidence even if you aren’t particularly feeling it that day without coming across arrogant or cocky!
You can see Esquire de Lune in some of our upcoming Summer Speakeasy’s, Saturday’s at Madame JoJo’s - You can also catch him and the rest of the fabulous cast in our full run at the LONDON WONDERGROUND This Summer… EVERY THURSDAY THROUGHOUT AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER! DON’T MISS US!
"Forgive all those who call us strippers," Miss Tempest Rose drawls with a wink. After some sassy audience patter, she’s beginning House of Burlesque with a version of The Lord’s (or should that be Lady’s?) Prayer. It’s the perfect start to a show that reclaims burlesque for the act of female empowerment it should be. For too long it’s been in the hands of the male gaze, turned from satire into salacious teasing. But not under Miss Tempest Rose’s roof.
Check out our fabulous review from The Stage newspaper from our opening night here. “ This is empowering entertainment by women who own our eyeballing, rather than becoming objectified by it. It’s also a highly skilled piece of theatrical cabaret and - as the raucous reaction of this crowd attests - rip-roaring fun.”
Tickets for our run are available here: https://www.londonwonderground.co.uk/node/1118792
Behind the scenes today with our latest HOB Shoot, how lucky were we to be in such an incredible location! Can’t wait to show you all the pictures, 3 weeks to London Wonderground!
Coming up in June, is our 5 week summer season of Summer Speakeasy Shows at Madame JoJo’s in Soho.
The Summer Speakeasy is a limited 5 week run. There is the option of a show and burlesque class package which is the PERFECT option if you’re celebrating a Hen Party or Birthday!
Miss Dolly Rose is a London based Burlesque performer and teacher and a regular House of Burlesque performer and teacher. She will be the one putting you through your pre show class and introducing you to the world of Burlesque.
So what better reason to meet the lady herself…
What is your Performance Style?
I’d say I’m a classic burlesque performer, but with my own style; I do a lot of vintage dance styles outside of burlesque, so I’m very influenced by the authentic music and dancing of the 1920s to 1940s. I’m also never happier than when designing or making new costumes ,and draw my costuming inspiration from this period too.
When did you begin teaching with The House of Burlesque?
I began teaching with The House of Burlesque last year; I’ve really enjoyed the experience of teaching, from planning and creating classes to watching people have fun and gain confidence. I like to make classes as friendly and fun as possible.
Do you have a teaching style?
I try and make my classes fun but useful, full of tips and tricks. I llke my classes to be useful for people learning Burlesque for fun and to try something new, or for people interested in performing
What piece of advice would you give to someone wanting to learn Burlesque?
Try to learn as much as possible from different sources, its great to go to Burlesque classes, but try other dance styles like ballet too; also go to as many shows as possible, you can learn so much from watching others perform.
What aspect of Burlesque do you most enjoy teaching?
I love choreographing routines, so I always like creating routines to do in class; I always enjoy teaching tassel twirling on our beginners courses, as it’s great to see people going from feeling self conscious to feeling really confident, which is always really fun and rewarding.
Do you think a Class is a good Hen Party Idea?
Yes! definitely, its really enjoyable but also great for feeling confident, not to mention learning such practical life skills as posing and tasseling!
Sounds good!? Then come along to join us! The House of Burlesque Summer Speakeasy is the perfect warm up to your sizzeling Soho night.
And have a pair of tassles on us for the lady or man(?) of the hour if you are celebrating something special!
COME AND JOIN SOHO’S MOST GLAMOROUS SECRET THIS JUNE - CLICK FOR MORE INFO AND BOOKING