Meet the cast

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Jeanie Wishes

Jeanie is an International Burlesque bombshell, Pin up model, and saucy showgirl.

With her pin-up girl looks and a wiggle that just won’t quit, this darling of British burlesque will leave any audience wanting more of her flirtatious fun.

Jeanie is a professionally trained dancer who regularly headlines shows across the UK and Europe. She also won Burlesque idol In 2013. She can be seen modelling for retro boutique Vivien of Holloway and, Dolly and Dotty. Jeanie   recently graced the silver screen, appearing in Edgar Wrights recent box office smash Last Night in Soho alongside Matt Smith, Dame Diana Rigg and Terence Stamp.

Jeanie Wishes lights up any stage with her unique brand of situation-comedy burlesque and saucy showgirl antics, sparkling with natural charisma, her perfectly choreographed routines create truly mesmerizing pieces of theatre.


Vicky Butterfly
Part Burlesque starlet, part innovative performance artiste, part music hall Vaudevillian, and all dreamer...

Whether it’s clouds of butterflies that fly out from her clothes as she hovers en Pointe, a Kinetic glittering crescent moon or a Lynchian slant on Weimar era erotic dance, Vicky Butterfly’s beautifully choreographed routines take in everything from the ethereal and the breath-taking to the macabre and the erotic.

The daughter of an Irish showgirl and an eccentric Viennese aristocrat, her work reflects her bohemian upbringing: notable as a real innovator, she uses contemporary technology alongside a richly decadent aesthetic and lavish showmanship, incorporating her background in theatrical design alongside training in disciplines including ballet, lyrical dance, opera and circus as well as an insatiable desire for literature and history.

Always in demand internationally from Paris to Bali, she has an enviable roster of clients (including Beefeater Gin, Roberto Cavalli, the Sugababes, Kensington Palace, The Royal Academy of Art, the Moulin Rouge, the Casino di Venezia, Maserati and the Paris Ritz), a clutch of sparkling reviews and appearances on the covers and in the pages of  exclusive magazines around the world. She was the first burlesque performer to be booked to appear in a Bollywood film and can also be  spotted in music videos and stadium projections by top bands (including Fleetwood Mac, The Verve, Kings of Leon, The Fratellis, Queens of the Stone Age and Paul Weller).

She has performed all over the world, including five seasons with La Clique, shows at the V&A Museum and performances at Kensington Palace and also in many films and on television (BBC's "What A Performance") as well as music videos and stage projections for bands like Fleetwood Mac and Queens of the Stone Age.

She was recently asked by Nile Rodgers to perform a special disco version of my mirrored moon for his recreation of Studio 54 as part of his Meltdown concerts at the Southbank.

In 2016 she also won the trophy for "Most Dazzling Dancer" at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas.

She helped create, design and was a lead cast member of The Black Cat Cabaret: a ground-breaking and award winning ("Best Production" - London Cabaret Awards 2014)   narrative immersive theatrical cabaret experience based on Orpheus’ adventures in the Underworld, launched with a sell-out year at the Cafe de Paris, a critically acclaimed run at the London Wonderground and also comprising a successful salon style residency at The Cafe Royal.

Cherry Shakewell

International blonde bombshell and tassel twizzler extraordinaire

The ‘Shakewell’ moniker is certainly well earned - Cherry’s tassel technique is world renowned, and once witnessed is not easily forgotten!

Cherry is based in Brighton but is regularly booked internationally, having previously wiggled and whirled for the likes of Gucci, Fat boy Slim, Richard Branson and Robert Downey Jnr, in such prestigious venues as The Slipper Room in New York, The Moulin Rouge in Paris and London’s very own, Café De Paris.

After ten years in the business, Cherry is a dynamic, versatile and multi faceted performer. A skilled dancer, she is adept in a variety of styles, however her true love is for the late 60’s heyday of bombshell glamour, in all its kitschy glory.

When she wants to, Cherry embodies this cheeky and playful spirit with flair and sass – smart, saucy and explosive in all the right measures.

 

Felicity Furore

Consistently named as one of the top burlesque artists in the UK, Felicity Furore has been taking the British cabaret scene by storm since her debut in 2013.

With a cheeky smile and a raised eyebrow, Felicity is playful yet dangerous, glamorous yet scandalous. Her work pays homage to the golden age of burlesque, when a dropped glove and a meaningful look sent pulses racing. Taking burlesque back to its beginnings in comedy and satire, Felicity revels in the tongue in cheek nature of the art form. Her acts celebrate and subvert the traditional showgirl image, blending classic striptease with character, pop culture and comedy into a singular performance style described as “energetic, playful and ridiculous” by Run Riot.

Felicity was named one of the “UK Burlesque Performers of the Year” by The Burlesque Awards in September 2016, and was listed in Daily Quencher’s “Top 10 UK Burlesque Acts to Watch in 2016”. She was also listed among the top 20 most influential burlesque artists in the UK by 21st Century Burlesque in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Meet the HOSTS

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Carli Norris 

From an early age, Carli has always been fascinated by burlesque. As a child, after a family outing, one would usually find her stripping off and running round the garden singing “Hey big spender”. Her mother always said she would either be an actress or a stripper. She chose the former as a career and trained at RADA where just two weeks before graduating she landed the lead role in Pygmalion in the West End. She then went on to play the title role in Catherine Cookson’s Tilly Trotter. Other television credits include:

Martha Kane in Hollyoaks and Anoushka Flynn in Doctors.  Agatha Raisin (BBC) Watson and Oliver (BBC), My Family (BBC), Fanny Hil (BBC), The Last Detective (ITV), Murder in Suburbia (ITV), Diamond Geezer (ITV), Drive (BBC), Where The Heart Is (ITV), Grafters (Granada TV), The Mrs Bradley Mysteries (ITV), Shane (ITV) and Agatha Raisin (Sky). She appeared in the film version of Ray Cooney’s farce Run For Your Wife.

Theatre credits include; Turn of the Screw (Mercury Theatre + UK Tour), Beautiful Thing (Sound Theatre), The Rivals (Bristol Old Vic), How The Other Half Loves (National Tour), One For The Pot (Theatre Royal Windsor), The Chiltern Hundreds (Vaudeville Theatre) and Just The Three Of Us (UK Tour)

Carli has enjoyed playing the baddie in several pantos, and being nominated for a national panto award… her credits include

Sleeping Beauty (Devonshire Park, Eastbourne) Beauty & Beast (Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage), Snow White (Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne), Jack and the Beanstalk (Mercury Theatre), Snow White (Mercury Theatre)
 

Antony Stuart-Hicks

Anthony is executive producer at IPL theatre based in London's West End and a highly regarded theatre consultant.

Anthony is a trustee for the Theatre in the rough CIC and Neverland theatre Skegness, as well as patron for Theatricool performing arts in Colchester.

 

This year Anthony celebrates 25 years in showbusiness and when he is not being "theatrical" he supports individuals with mental health conditions in the industry and beyond.

 

Anthony is producer credits include: Death drop at the Garrick Theatre in London's West End, Rapunzel UK tour, Romeo and Juliet international tour, Robin Hood international tour, The hound of the Baskervilles UK tour, The wizard of Oz UK tour and Your nation loves you delirium/old Vic.

 

His theatre credits include: Professor Calligan in Legally Blonde Jersey, Edna Turnblad in Hairspray Dubai, Friar Lawrence in Romeo and Juliet UK tour, Polonius Hamlet UK and international tour, Casparus the Wizard of Oz Beyond the rainbow UK tour, Reverend Barker The retribution and Fagan in Oliver!, Sherlock Holmes The hound of the Baskervilles, Cardinal Richelieu the Three Musketeers and Giovanni can't pay? Won't pay!.

Anthony has played Dame in panto for 25 seasons including many at the Mercury theatre in Colchester.


Butch Sealey
Butch has a fantastic Beard and is VERY flexible!