We’ve been trying to get her back on to the stage for years and we finally succeeded! Tonight is the night and we can’t wait to see what she has in store for us. To whet your appetite have a little read of how Little Lady Luscious came to be …
Tell us a bit about why you decided to start performing.
It all began in New Zealand, I was looking for a fun dance class while I was living in Auckland. I started looking for adult ballet classes but found Burlesque instead. The course was so much fun and a met some fabulous people who are still friends. The show at the end of the course was a bit nerve wracking as I hadn’t been on stage since I was 17 in the corps de ballet. I’d never been up on stage solo before! I was backpacking at the time so my costume was made up of an outfit I’d brought with me to go to a friends wedding. It worked rather well until the zip broke while rehearsing the day before the show. Thankfully I managed to find someone who could fix it over night. After the odd mishap I went up on stage and loved it. I was so nervous beforehand but it all seemed to melt away while I was on stage and I thought I think I can do this! The next day I signed up for the next course. When I returned to the UK I decided to keep going and the rest as they say is history.
How do you come up with a new act or routine? Give us some insight to your creative process.
For me it tends to be music first, the majority of my routines I’ve heard a song and though” ooo that would be a great piece of music for a routine”. I then listen to the lyrics and figure out the story the singer is trying to put across and work my routine around the story. If I have an idea or concept first I’ll keep listening to different music until I can find a piece of music that fits in with my story. This process does usually involve wine or gin.
What’s your next challenge in life or in performing?
Tonight is my next challenge it’s been a while since I organised and performed in a show. I’m sure it’s like riding a bike … If it’s not, I’ll get some stabilisers for the next one.
What’s your favourite thing about cabaret?
The community, you can go to almost any show and bump into someone you know. I was working on burlesque idol recently and discovered the lighting designer used to live near The Canty’s (we even did a blog about them – littleladyluscious.co.uk/meet-the-cantys) and they used to look after his cat! Every show has a new story of how both audience, performers and stage crew are connected.
Where – or for whom – would you most like to perform one day?
Hmm, now that has made me think. I think is would have to be in Auckland, New Zealand. I know I’ve been there before but it was where everything started. Back in 2009 there was only one place to perform but the scene has developed so much since I left would love to go back.
Current TV guilty pleasure?
Well it has to be Strictly It Takes Two. I love strictly but I love it takes two with Zoe Ball during the week, the set is the sprakliest on TV!
Any memorable audience members that you’ve encountered throughout your career?
As I previously mentioned the Canty’s. They are the biggest cabaret & burlesque fans in London and it is always great to see them smiling up at the stage.
Without giving too much away, what can we expect from your act?
Well, I’ll be doing two. One is cute and pretty cheeky and the story of my life. The second is just a bit of fun!
If you have always wanted to see Little Lady Luscious perform book your tickets via littleladyluscious.co.uk/december online sales are open until 4pm after that tickets are available on the door for £15.