With Luscious Cabaret almost upon us, we are very excited to introduce the next performer in our interview series: the absolutely delightful Trixie Kixx! This House of Burlesque belle will be dazzling us all this Friday when she takes to the stage at The Albany…
1. What does a typical show day look like for you?
I’ll normally start getting ready a good 5 hours before I’ll actually be on stage- hair will need to be washed, blow dried, curled and set in pin curls for the journey, full body exfoliation and preening, full stage make up applied, suitcase packed with all costumes, props, accessories and burlesque miscellaneous and an extra on-the-day rehearsal to make sure I’m ready and raring to go!
2. What do you enjoy the most (and least) about being in the spotlight?
Being in the spotlight makes me feel alive, more than alive really, it’s addictively electrifying and I was hooked aged 2! Hot stage lights on my skin are my most favourite thing in the world and now working in the world of burlesque, I enjoy that I can present a body to audiences of hundreds of people that challenges standards of beauty that we’re fed in mainstream media. If one woman in the audience sees my big, jiggling, dimply bum and thinks, “she loves hers and is having the time of her life, maybe I shouldn’t worry about mine..?” then I am beyond happy. The only thing that I sometimes don’t enjoy is hauling my huge suitcase to and from shows, on and off tubes and trains and through dawdling crowds!
3. Do you have any special pre-show rituals?
I don’t eat much before performing so I probably have more of a post-show ritual of having a right little feast!
4. Tell us about the main similarities and differences between “everyday” you and your on-stage persona.
A similarity would probably be attention to detail. I care an awful lot about everything I do and my life motto is “If you’re going to do something, do it properly.” Whether I’m making a risotto or performing on stage, I have carefully considered everything and a lot of time and love has gone into it to make it the best it can possibly be, for everyone! A difference would probably be my personality. On stage I can project how incredible I feel up there and my sheer joy of entertaining people, off stage I’m rather shy and quite quiet.
5. Craziest moment you’ve experienced as a performer?
Proposing to my girlfriend last year on stage in front of 500+ people! It was on the last night of our House of Burlesque summer season at London Wonderground and the whole cast were in on it. At the end of the show I came out and started what must have looked like another solo act but Gracie Disgrace brought my girlfriend up on stage and I got down on one knee in some handmade lingerie and popped a ring box out from my bra! It’s on my YouTube channel if you want to watch!
6. What is your all-time favourite routine you’ve done?
Ooh that’s a hard one and it will have to be a tie between my Disco Fever act which is SO much fun to perform and I get to wear my discoball bra I made and my Bloody Mary solo on the London Wonderground stage which was a dream come true.
7. Without giving too much away, what can we expect from your act?
All the moves and all the curves! As a dancer I bring that into my acts and will give you everything I’ve got!
8. Current TV guilty pleasure?
Absolutely no guilt, Ru Paul’s Drag Race on Netflix. Those queens have creativity coming out their ears and some of the outfits they put together are just too amazing!
Photo credits: Veronica at V’s Anchor Studio