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Vixens and Villians Burlesque Cabaret: Lineup

Want to find out more about who'll be stealing crown jewels, preparing the shark pit and plotting world domination at the Vixens and Villain's night? Go ahead and have a read, but there's no use calling Superman to the rescue. On this night, the bad guys always win...

Remember to grab your advance tickets now for only £5! Or pay £6 to the henchmen on the door. Tickets are available here.

Luna Diosa

Often described as a Jeykl-and-Hyde of Burlesque, this sassy dancer gives a character-driven performance, often inspired by ‘Old School’ Burlesque, and loves to throw a twist into the tale.

With a background in ballet and musical theatre, Luna set her sights on dominating the world of Burlesque in May 2013 and jaws have been dropping ever since. She trained at the Secrets of Boudoir studio with Deadly Nightshade and Cherry DuBois before making her debut at India Starr’s Cabaret Nouveau. Since then she’s performed in many shows including Embraced Burlesque, Red Light Burlesque, The Candlelit Cellar and two of PP Events own cabaret spectaculars!

Luna is also a member of Black Box Productions; an experimental theatre company who are bringing the creative arts out of the usual venues and into the streets, cafes and stores around you! Find out more about them at http://www.blackboxproductions.co.uk.

 

Dylan Knight

Dylan Knight is an actor and storyteller, although his stories aren't exactly traditional. Always edging on the quirky side, you'll hear each story directly from the protagonist's mouth- and they aren't always the nicest of fellows.

For the Vixens and Villains Burlesque Cabaret Night, Dylan will join us in the guise of a Highwayman, the Scarlet Blade, who'll share tales of his exploits on the Great North Road. Hide all your gold and stick to your seats, this isn't a performance to miss...

Dylan's performed at various venues such as Sobar, The Alley Cafe Bar, outdoor events and other cabaret nights at the Canalhouse, along with a long exile in the depths of the York and London Dungeons. When he isn't acting the part of a pirate, highwayman or the big bad wolf (as pictured), you can find him telling folk stories from Celtic Mythology or local folklore and history. Find out more on his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/dylanknightactor.

 

Daisy D'Arcelle

Deliciously deviant and hot off the stage from performing in this year’s Miss East Midlands Burlesque competition, Daisy D’Arcelle is a performer to watch.

This buxom, blue haired beauty brings to the stage her character-driven burlesque acts with heaps of classic showgirl sass, class and ass(!) and a twist of something a little more dark and dangerous…Her signature fan dance performances are not to be missed - feathers will fly!

Find out more on her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/missdaisydarcelle.

 

Anna Sollini

Talented Anna is a Nottingham performer with many tricks up her sleeve. She’s a qualified teacher and sister studio of Fat Chance Bellydance American Tribal Style Bellydance (yes, the bellydance is so good it gets in there twice!) During her twelve years of dance experience, Anna has performed and studied with many well-known dancers such as Kristine Adams and Phillipa Moirai and has performed everywhere from Barefoot Festival, Southwell Festival and Chesterfield Canal Festival to a square in Morocco!

But that’s not half the story to this stunning performer. Anna’s also been an accomplished fire performer for over a decade and recently became a nationally recognised ATS sword teacher. With this a combination of dance talent, skill with props and a passion for ethereal storytelling, we can’t wait to see Anna’s performance on the 9th of November…

Anna regularly performs solo and with Yakshini, KaliThea and Koyuki Tribal. You can find out more about her and her classes on the Nottingham Tribal Bellydance website.

 

Matt Arnold

Matt Arnold is a mentalist, a magician of the mind. His brand of magic ventures deep into the realms of psychological illusion, where perception and deception fuse. Displaying finely honed skills in psychological influence, memory techniques and mind reading, he entertains his audiences, leaving them with a sense of awe and wonder - and the question... can it be for real?

 

Lily Van De Graaff

This dark fusion belly dancer that will ignite your passions and draw you into the unlit realms where she dwells. Lily has appeared at Antichrist's 10th Birthday party, Dia De La Muertos Fiesta, Bomfest and PP Events own Saucy Solstice amongst other events.

A stunning and artistic alternative model, Lily knows just how to bring an idea from thought to expression, whether it's a shadowy daydream or a plan for world domination. Find out more about this beautiful dancer at her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LilyVanDeGraaff.

 

The Marvellous Quinn

It isn't often that the resplendent Quintilla Madora steps out of the spotlight to give her little brother a turn to shine, but when she does Quinn proves that the ladies in his family aren’t the only ones who know how to shake it! Magnificently twisted, Quinn’s fantastic performance will leave you with thrills, chills and a hefty dose of awe.

His fabulous sister recently won third place in the Miss East Midlands 2014 Burlesque Competition, and we promise that talent runs in the family! So sit back, enjoy, and allow the Marvellous Quinn to shock and delight your senses.

 

Sophie

With more than five years bellydance experience under her (jingly) belt, Sophie was last seen enthralling our audience at the Saucy Solstice, where she gave a beautiful performance with her snake Iroh.

Trained in both Egyptian and Blacksheep styles as well as in contemporary dance, Sophie is a multi-talented performer who’s trained with Bridie Przibram of Black Veil Tribal and Robyn of Black Peacock Bellydance. She draws inspiration from her years of dancing and from her favourite tribal bellydance performers, such as Ariellah and Zoe Jakes.

Often dramatic, frequently surprising and always a delight to watch, Sophie will be gracing our stage again at the Vixens and Villains night. She'll also be bringing Iroh and (subject to Iroh's happiness and comfort) you may have a chance to meet this serpent shimmier!

 

ALSO STARRING OUR IN-HOUSE PROFESSIONAL NUTTERS: DEAD GIRLS DON'T SAY NO!

Pagan Pride are thrilled to welcome back, Dead Girls Don't Say No!

Dr Swiftenstein, Candy Bloodbags and Cynthia Borg are back with more Bellydance and Burlesque-infused antics as Dr S continues to search for his perfect woman. Will Dr. S melt those villainous hearts? Or is he headed for trouble? And what's Igor up to?

This wildly creative trio came together in 2012 when they decided to push the boundaries of their ‘mutual weirdness’. Dead Girls Don’t Say No quickly went from treading the line between genius and insanity to playing hopscotch over it. Their fantastic bellydancing skills, flair for performance and hilarious storytelling techniques have had our audience in stitches and awe at every show since.

 

PLUS LIVE MUSIC FROM:

Esme

Esme is a Rock Singer/Songwriter with a powerful vocal and an eclectic sound that spans all genres of rock from heavy metal, through country blues, to the occasional folk rock vibe.

Previous supports include; Purson, Stormbringer, Gypsy Pistoleros, Black Acid Souls, Balls Deep, Uncle Rust, Confyde, and Martin Jackson (Emperor Chung).  She's also played a host of local and national festivals such as Rock & Metal Circus, Basementfest, Rock and Bike Fest, Salfest (SOPHIE fundraiser), and Nottingham's very own Hockley Hustle

Look out for her debut solo album 'Habitual Catalyst' coming soon.

 

Robyn Hughes Jones

Robyn Hughes-Jones is a 22 year old singer and songwriter based in Nottingham UK. She has been playing and writing music from an early age but only began performing her own music live in 2012 when, after encouragement from family and friends, she started circuiting Nottingham's open mic scene.

It was during this time she was introduced to promoter Kimberley Winter from Under the Tree who secured her first gig at Brew Dog bar in May 2012. This led to greater things for Robyn who gradually attained more gigs at well established music venues throughout Nottingham and was asked to perform at The Waterfront and Riverside Festivals. After several plays on Dean Jacksons show "The Beat" Robyn was asked to do a live session for BBC Introducing in October which reached nearly 80,000 hits on YouTube.

Since this success she has received a tremendous amount of support throughout Nottingham. Recently she made it to the final of Nusic's FSN 2014, and was featured in their top three gigs countless times along with an appearance in Leftlion magazine. She's also received support from some excellent promoters at "I'm not from London, Under the Tree, Farmyard, and more recently Rastarella at Cultural Vibrations.

Robyn is currently focusing on developing herself as an artist, songwriting and working with other musicians.