- What does burlesque mean to you?
For me it’s about having the unbridled freedom to invent- burlesque is such an exciting art-form. I respect the challenge and gravity that comes with being an entertaining woman. I love the buzz of playing solo to a bawdy crowd and the utter cheek and terror of being sexy and funny.
Plus a massive thank-fuck and hurray we live in a society that celebrates empowered, erotic women strutting their stuff, having opinions and being in front.
- What style of burlesque do you perform?
I like to call what I do ‘Storytelling Burlesque’ – I am an actress, writer and puppeteer and my work has influenced my style. I want to create something that’s theatrical, has a strong identity and makes my audience laugh.
- Your favourite established burlesque act?
Banbury Cross for her clout and Ginger Blush for her ingenuity.
- Your biggest influence
- What would it mean to you to win Burlesque Idol 2012?