UK

Ginger Tart

Oxford-based drag darling, compére extraordinaire, and mother of the Oxford drag scene, Ginger is a dynamic force to be reckoned with. This must-see performer has been tearing up the cabaret scene for nearly 4 years, from her silly and surreal acts to her queer and boundary-breaking events. Her semi-regular show OxPHWOARd is legendary in the …

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Bella Besame

Bella Besame tentatively stepped out on her first burlesque stage back in 1999 and since then, has gone on to perform worldwide, leading the way in producing the first burlesque and cabaret shows across the North and Yorkshire, and helped launch the careers of the some of the UK’s best performers. Bella is undoubtedly the …

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Trixie Blue

Teacher Bio: Trixie Blue is an international multi-award-winning burlesque performer who runs the burlesque entertainment enterprise House of Trixie Blue. Trixie is a PGCE qualified teacher, with a Masters of Research degree specialising in burlesque. Not only this, she has extensive qualifications within performing arts and fitness and uses her theoretical and practical knowledge, along …

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Miss Tobi James

Miss Tobi James has been in the industry for 20 years! Performing, teaching and producing shows. 1 What do you look for in an act. This is probably going to sound corny but the first thing I look for is love for performing, someone who can really draw a audience in, weather it be comedy, …

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Paula Surtees

I have been stage managing for several years (I can’t remember how many exactly but certainly more than 5). After taking burlesque classes with Bella Besame Aka Bella Stirrup I tried performing one time but decided that it wasn’t for me. I still wanted to be involved in some way so I began stage managing (or maiding …

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Mat Fraser

Mat Fraser is an actor, writer, host & musician. Married to Burlesque Royalty, Julie Atlas Muz. After a 10 year professional rock drumming career, he started acting in 1994 with GRAEAE Theatre Co, while a simultaneous cabaret host career started, and since then has worked in clubs, theatres and on screen in the UK, Ireland, Australia, Canada …

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Lady Wildflower and Heidi Mavir AKA Heidi Bang Tidy

BIO: Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival is the lovechild of Burlesque performers & producers, Lady Wildflower and Heidi Bang Tidy. Together they have over fifteen year’s experience of staging live events and burlesque shows. They have built a reputation for staging spectacular events across the North of England. In addition to HBBF, Heidi & Wildflower have …

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