Enviable bottom-shaking, tassels, feathers and breathtaking belles are set to tease lucky spectators when the UK’s only touring burlesque show comes to Blackheath.
An Evening of Burlesque promises waist-cinching corsets, killer heels and stockings galore as part of the country’s most sophisticated strip-tease act.
But the stunning stars do much more than simply undress to impress.
Amber Topaz, cast member, told the News Shopper: “The show includes lots of aspects of burlesque like musical theatre, strip-tease and cheesecake burlesque which is tongue-in-cheek and quite
innocent like 1950s house wives and pin-ups.
“It’s variety theatre.
“There’s circus acts, dancing, lots of comedy – it’s a really fun show.”
Some may believe this raunchy art form appeals to men alone, but Amber is quick to correct this “misconception”.
She added: “My audience is 60 per cent women.
“Burlesque has become a form of entertainment and it’s definitely not focused on men at all.
“Women love the costumes and styling.”
Originally from Rotherham and now living in Walthamstow, Amber is known as The Original Yorkshire Tease and has one very special talent which all the girls are jealous of.
She said: “They are always very complimentary about my figure and the way I shake my bum.
“Women always ask me how I shake my bum the way I do – even my mum was asking me the other day.
“It’s just a shimmy – most of my costumes are beaded and fringed so there’s a good action when you’re shaking.”
As well as jiggling her mesmerising rear, Amber creates her costumes and writes her own choreography.
She has been a professional burlesque dancer for the last seven years.
“I’m super creative so I get to use all my skills in the show.” She continued.
“My acts are always the whole package.
“I sing, dance, I’m funny and I make all my own costumes – it’s really fulfilling.
“Blackheath is a lovely area and it’s like coming home because I’ve lived in London half my life now.”
Michael Taylor, producer, said: “Sparkling with couture costumes recalling the golden eras of burlesque, it’s the most glamorous show on tour.
“It’s all tease, no sleaze, and for that reason audiences are predominantly female.”
Michael, who produces other hit stage shows The Magic of Motown and Thank You for the Music, says the production owes its success to a combination of “sultry vocals, breathtaking choreography,
mischief, magic, frivolity and fun.”
An Evening of Burlesque, which features seven other beautiful ladies and one male act, takes place at Blackheath Halls, Lee Road, on Saturday April 21.
Tickets are £22 and the show is for over 18s only.
For bookings visit trinitylaban.ac.uk or call the box office on 020 8463 0100.
The show is also appearing in Croydon at Fairfield Halls' Ashcroft Theatre on Saturday April 28.
For bookings visit fairfield.co.uk