|The House of Burlesque presents Burlesque Idol!
The last Friday of every month, only at Madame Jojo's
Resident Judge Biographies:
Miss Tempest Rose
Beginning her career as a professionally trained musical theatre and classical actress Tempest Rose discovered the wonderful world of burlesque totally by accident when she was asked to audition for the prestigious burlesque cabaret troupe The Kitten Club. Upon watching the show she was blown away by the intelligence, sensuality, humour and confidence the performers had. Here for the first time was an art form that allowed women to be sexy, powerful, satirical, playful, comedic and intelligent all at the same time and that was only limited by the performers' imagination. She joined the troupe in 2007 and has gone on to become one of the most respected and diverse Burlesque performers to date working as a burlesque artist, singer and compere internationally.
Tempest Rose's 17 years performance experience and training beginning at a young age has allowed her to become an innovative and respected burlesque choreographer, teacher and producer. Selected credits include the prestigious Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2010 in Las Vegas; hosting and ensemble choreography for the sell-out show Circus Burlesque at The Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh Festival 2010; three West End runs with The Kitten Club; appearances on Channel 4, BBC3, ITV2, BBC Radio London, and London Fashion Week 2010. Tempest Rose strongly believes in the empowerment of women worldwide to be free to express their creativity and personality without fear, judgment or oppression.
“Gratuitous show-stealer … with devilish charms” - Time Out. "Phenomenally Talented" Three Weeks
Delores Deluxe is one of the longest established performers, producers and promoters on the London burlesque and cabaret scene. She is a founder and leader of London’s longest running troupe The Kitten Club Burlesque Cabaret which have been performing around London for 7 years and has led the troupe to many successes and glamorous accolades including two West End Shows, residencies at Volupte and Madame JoJo's, Performances at Cafe de Paris, Claridges and Bush Hall and also regular musings on the airwaves of BBC London.
Having a 10 year background in classical acting and musical theatre, Delores was delighted to stumble into the emerging burlesque scene in London and to put her skills to a exciting new use.
Delores’s well respected career in cabaret and burlesque has also put her as the Entertainment Manager and booker for Volupte, one of London’s premiere burlesque venues.
Every month we have a special guest judge for the world of Cabaret and Burlesque. These are carefully selected high profile stars who have help shaped the UK and International Burlesque scene and are producers and headliners in their own right.
Previous judges have included: Des O’Connor, Kiki Kaboom, Luna Rosa, Bunny Warren, Lady Alex of Wam Bam, Tobias Fauntleroy of White Mischief, Betsy Rose, GoGo Harder from NYC and Luke Meredith
HOST - Barnaby Slater:
Barnaby is a sharp gag-smith, story-teller and naturally spontaneous MC. In just his third year of performing stand up, he has already spent a year learning his trade and wooing audiences in London, New York and Los Angeles. Versatile and quick thinking, Barnaby manages to pull off even the darkest of gags with a poise and charm.
Time: Doors 6.30pm, showtime 7.30pm - 9pm entry to The Good Foot Club until 3am!
Tickets: From £10, £15 on the door - click me to book - Early booking recommended
Optional Dress Code: Vintage, Black Tie, Burlesque To be considered to compete in Burlesque Idol as a performer please contact firstname.lastname@example.org