House of Burlesque

LETTER OF THE DAY: Housing - more needs to be done

It warms the cockles of your heart when the gentleman playing the grand piano on stage is scantily clad in black stockings, satin panties, striped corest, and a glittery tail-coat and dickie bow tie.

Mister Meredith received a tumultuous audience response, not just for his sartorial quirkiness but also his cockney sing-a-long, and hilarious rendition of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody.

Compere of the night, the superbly talented neo-vaudevillian, and now promoter Mr Joe Black is determined to bring authentic burlesque back to the UK's clubs and theatres.

So the show wasn't just 'bump 'n' grind' performances but an entertaining mix of strongman, fire-eating, parody, song, and, some scintillating strippers.

I'll never see 'Maggie' in the same light after Honey Wilde's blue suited 'Margaret Thatcher' stripped to undies, draped in The Union Jack.

Missy Malone performed elegant tease and titillation, whilst Fanny Divine delighted with her comedic 'Bearded Lady' striptease, and Tricity Vogue captivated us with her melody of 'blue themed' songs.

A fabulous fire eating finale from Red Sarah, who then set her nipple tassles alight - and twirled. What a show stopper.

The whole evening was a scrumptious, saucy, scandalizing step back in time.