03 Mar 2022
The award-winning House of Burlesque, otherwise known as the UK’s fiercest and most fabulous satirical squad of showgirls, is delighted to announce the return of Burlesque Idol. Europe’s biggest and oldest burlesque competition is taking up a monthly residency at The Hippodrome’s underground cabaret bar, Lola’s, from Friday, 25th March.
Now in its 13th year and having crowned the likes of Bolly Ditz Dolly, Bonnie Knockers and Fifi Von Tassel in previous competitions, Burlesque Idol invites tassel-twirling starlets from the length and breadth of the UK to shimmy, tease and lampoon their way to victory. The panel – made up of some of burlesque’s brightest stars and chaired by House of Burlesque founder and internationally renowned Tempest Rose – will put performers through their paces on the last Friday of every month kicking off on 25th March, before the best of the best go head-to-head in the grand final on Friday 28th October.
The winner is firmly in your hands, as guests will each be given a ballot and have the chance to cast their vote at the end of the show. While the votes are counted and verified, guest performers from across the globe will take to the stage – with high-energy, humour and hilarity guaranteed, this is an event line-up not to be missed!
Burlesque Idol’s return to Lola’s, hidden beneath The Hippodrome, is the latest sizzling show to find a home in this iconic cornerstone of West End entertainment. From hosting Judie Garland’s final London concert in 1969 through to the infamous Magic Mike Live and a new residency with Overtures Piano Bar last year for a free weekly singalong spectacular, The Hippodrome continues to push boundaries and provide a platform to support and showcase emerging talent.
Tickets start from £15 (over-18s only), and can be booked via Design My Night: https://www.designmynight.com/london/bars/leicester-square/hippodrome-casino/burlesque-idol-1.
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