Umbrella Theatre had a wicked time on Sunday 22 April at the Standard, Taylor’s Square at Timania! This burlesque tribute to Tim Burton was a fabulous night out put on by the good folks at Gallery Burlesque. The burlesque-circus-cabaret-fan fiction-theatre-movie nerd-party was quite an extravaganza featuring some of the best burlesque acts I’ve seen in a long time, live visuals, balloon art, djs and of course the Umbrella Theatre crew.
I was performing the dark fairy tale puppet poem ‘Encounter with a Monster’ for those punters who dared to enter the theatre. Sam Aesha were looking even more fabulous than usual, thanks to the costumes by David Olde. As a tea toting cupcake and ballet scissorhands respectively, the girls were fantastic hosts, luring in unsuspecting merry makers.
Can’t wait for Gallery Burlesque’s next event, Harry Potter and the Curse of the Tassel Twirl, on July 22!
Who can say no to a giant cupcake with tea?
The theatre in situ as the venue fills up
A ballerina scissorhands with a thirst for blood…
Luring in the crowds at the entrance to the Standard
Preparing in the greenroom
Thunderkat, Aesha & Sam relaxing with a bevy after the gig