A Show of Vice & Liars: Season 1 – Madness Is Coming
Written by fans for fans, A Show of Vice & Liars: Season One, is inspired by the series that introduced us to everyone’s favourite fantasy world. Journey with us the length and breadth of the Realm, as your favourite chapters are creatively retold with unique twists, hysterical turns and terpsichorean treats. If you are offended by explicit sexual references, consistent savagery, and inappropriate relations between family members, this show is a must-see.
Warning: Spoilers outwith season one shall not be tolerated and dressing for the occasion is encouraged. So arm yourselves, as its about to get nasty in the North, weird in Westeros, kinky in Kings Landing, there will be sex all over the seven kingdoms, and one thing is for certain… Madness is Coming!
Written & Produced by Gypsy Charms and Chris Henry.
Falkirk (part of the Funny in Falkirk events programme)
Date: 17th October
Venue: Behind the Wall, Falkirk
Tickets: £9 / £7
(2) BLOND AMBITION & BURLESQUEANDCABARET.COM PRESENT:
PARADE du PLAISIR
A Decadent Showgirl Style Burlesque Revue
9 Jan 2014 – Uploaded by Burlesqueandcabaret
Hosted by the Grand Dame of Scottish burlesque, Gypsy Charms, this show presents classic glamour at its …
Vive le Cabaret producers Blond Ambition Events and Burlesqueandcabaret.com would like to entice you into the glamorous world of rhinestones, feathers, high-kicks and burlesque showgirls. Parade du Plaisir is a stylish, showgirl-inspired burlesque revue that combines the best of showgirl-style choreography and burlesque. Hosted by the Grand Dame of Scottish burlesque, Gypsy Charms, this show presents classic glamour at its finest. Refined and elegant, this show that promises the best in showgirl entertainment.
Our cast of international showgirls, who have graced the stages of Las Vegas and Paris, will present a selection of burlesque-inspired classics with a high-kicking, sultry and sophisticated twist. Featuring the world-renowned French Fling showgirls, our ‘Plaisirettes’ – Belle, BonBon, Betsy & Gilda – will be fluttering their feathers and peeling to perfection with a (very) high-kick, a smile and a wink. We are joined to also be joined by one of Scotland’s finest cabaret dance choreographers, the male burlesquer behind the show-stopping Kitsch Kats, Tom Kat (aka Chris JS Wilson). His comedic style and slick choreography have made him a cabaret-circuit favourite.
Adding to our array of talented performers we have DJ Lord Holyrude, one of Scotland’s leading retro and vintage DJs who accompanies us on his ‘wheels of steel’.
THE FRENCH FLING SHOWGIRLS
The French Fling Showgirl Troupe’s members work as international showgirls, and have graced the stages of the Moulin Rouge, danced in Bollywood films and high-kicked their way across North America. The troupe opened the Edinburgh Film Festival’s red carpet event in 2010, led the world record breaking Irn Bru can-can in 2010 and left their audience breathless with their high-kicking, gymnastic-fuelled can-can at the National Museum of Scotland’s Lates (2012).
The show has a running length of 1hr 40 mins (2 hours with interval). It can run as a pre-, post or dinner show, or in a segment form to suit your event. We also offer a traditional showgirl meet & greet service as part of this show, and DJ Lord Holyrude is available for post-show DJ services. If you would like us to tailor the show for your event with the addition of cabaret artistes, circus performers or singers then just let us know, and we will be happy to create your Parade du Plaisir!
Blond Ambition Events are one of the UK’s leading cabaret producers. The Fringe sell-out show, Vive Le Cabaret, is Blond Ambition’s flagship cabaret show and has been a firm audience favourite since 2010. Winner of Edinburgh Spotlight’s Best Cabaret 2010, Vive Le Cabaret has presented the best in British and international cabaret talent with a range of core cast and guest stars that reads like a ‘who’s who’ in cabaret. Blond Ambition’s productions have been appreciated by audiences across Europe from Berlin to Amsterdam.
“It would be hard to find a classier show than Vive le Cabaret… funny, sexy and incredibly entertaining.”
What’s On Stage
“The very best in late night sexy and salubrious entertainment.”
Burlesqueandcabaret.com have been a driving force in Scottish burlesque since 2005, training budding burlesque artists in Scotland across Europe. Led by ex-international showgirl Viva Misadventure, who spent a decade draped in feathers and sequins high-kicking her way from Paris to Tokyo and burlesque specialist Gypsy Charms, whose PhD subject is striptease, the duo have dedicated themselves to all that is burlesque. With numerous television appearances in the UK and Europe, from Gok Wan’s ‘How to Look Good Naked’ to mentoring contestants on Italy’s ‘Lady Burlesque’, they have taught thousands of women (and men) to peel, pose, tease and high-kick.
“Edinburgh’s Gypsy Charms and Viva Misadventure, who are often credited with beginning the burlesque rival north of the border…”
The Skinny, 2011
“Oozing confidence, with a naughty twinkle in her eye and years of dance training under her belt, no wonder Gypsy Charms is one of Scotland’s leading burlesque queens”
The Scotsman, 2008
Parade du Plaisir has been housed in various formats for clients throughout Scotland including by FTH (Falkrik), the Corn Exchange (Edinburgh) and Springwood Hall (Kelso). The show is available for booking throughout Scotland and the North East of England.
For information and booking please contact:
07958 588 407
(3) THE ILLICIT THRILL
**ON SALE NOW!!**
The Illicit Thrill 2018: Breakin’ the Rules
Get your tip dollars out and leave your inhibitions at the door as you step into the Fringe’s shadiest nightspot. Back in the stripteasing business, the show that has been teaching Edinburgh audiences to perv responsibly is going to be breakin’ the rules. Join housemistress Gypsy ‘Fur Coat No Knickers’ Charms, Stacey ‘The Legs’ Clare and Roxy Starmuff as these shameless stripteasers take you on a bump’n’grindy journey through the history of the rude, the crude and how peelers have continued to get nude.
“Pure Filth at the Fringe”
**** (The List Magazine).
Times vary, please visit link below for more info.
Dates: Aug 3/4/5, 9/10/11/12, 16/17/18/19, 23/24/25/26
Venue 68: The Ballroom, Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2AA
Blond Ambition Productions presents:
Gypsy Charms & Chris JS Wilson’s ‘Celebrity Dance-Off 2012: the most un-PC celebrity dance contest of the year!’
Welcome to the world’s most politically-incorrect celebrity dance-off. Hosted by Rotherham’s finest, Myra DuBois (be warned, some of you may be in for her extra-special Brucie Bonus), we bring together a host of celebs including Margaret Thatcher*, David Beckham and Jesus Christ (yes, we’re bringing him back!) to battle it out on the dancefloor. Starring Chris JS Wilson and Gypsy Charms, this is a show with a real ‘end of the pier’ feel.
*Disclaimer: unfortunately no real Margaret Thatchers were harmed during the making of this production. But JC is really back – honest!
Dates: 18-25 August 2012
Venue: Voodoo Rooms Ballroom, 19a West Register Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AA
Tickets: Free!!! Just queue up and come on in…
(5) Odd Ball
The team that brought you The Mating Ritual cordially invite you to The Odd Ball. Dust off your glad rags and prepare to have your dance card marked in a night when the world’s most famous, infamous and imaginary partnerships battle it out for the coveted Odd Couple Crown.
With thanks to Dancehouse (Glasgow) for developing this work through their Creative Lab Programme.
For an excerpt from The Odd Ball, have a look at David Beckham and Margaret Thatcher Irish Dancing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VA5a9MtW_DQ&list=UU_zWpY0hGC6ZQ51IlQjYnNA&index=10&feature=plcp
(6) The mating ritual
Blond Ambition Events Presents:
The Mating Ritual with Desmond O’Connor, Chris JS Wilson, Kiki Kaboom and Gypsy Charms
A genre (and gender) bending piece of theatre cabaret created by Gypsy Charms and Chris JS Wilson, The Mating Ritual burlesques men, women and our mating behaviours. Guiding you through a boisterously bawdy man-meets-woman history is the sharp tongued devil-in-disguise Desmond O’Connor. Starting with a famous royal couple and finishing with ’80s pumping sexercise, the Mating Ritual uses a sensory cacophony of dance, burlesque and musical comedy to examine how convention suggests we charm, connive and con the opposite sex into continuing the human race. With special guest Kiki Kaboom.
This production has toured at:
Voodoo Rooms (Edinburgh)
Tea ‘n’ Tease – the Afternoon Tea Show
Saturday 16 February 2013, 2.30-4.30pm at the Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
For the ultimate in indulgence, let us welcome you to an afternoon of scrumptious sweet delicacies in both cake and human form as the Voodoo Rooms plays host to a partnership as mouth-wateringly wonderful as scones and cream: burlesque and cake! As Scotland’s premier burlesque and cabaret entertainment venue, the award-winning Voodoo Rooms is the perfect setting for a treat-filled afternoon of burlesque entertainment. Devised by Blond Ambition events and burlesqueandcabaret.com’s Gypsy Charms, Tea ‘n’ Tease is an exclusive blend of burlesque beauties, sultry sirens and show-stopping showgirls who perfectly accompany your favourite brew!
Hosted by the Grand Dame of Scottish burlesque Gypsy Charms, this show presents classic showgirl-style burlesque at its finest. Starring the long-legged and limber ‘French Fling’ showgirls, who have worked as international artists travelling the globe entertaining audiences from Las Vegas to Paris, our ‘Tea ‘n’ Teasettes’ Belle, BonBon and Betsy will be fluttering feathers and peeling to perfection with a wink, smile and a high-kick. We are delighted to be joined by sultry siren Savannah Duvall. Savannah will be singing a selection of classic cabaret chansons. An all-American gal with lashings of Southern charm and a dash of East Coast sass, when Savannah smiles you’re sure to smile with her.
Come and join us for Tea ‘n’ Tease! Tickets £30 (includes afternoon tea), available from The Voodoo Rooms, TicketScotland & Ripping Records.