Burlesque show is all ‘good, clean fun’

The ensemble of dancers and entertainers, including two very bendy boys, leads the tipsy audience on a whistle-stop tour of burlesque cabaret through the ages, starting with 1920’s flappers and ending up in the present day.

Sultry songstress and compere Coco Dubois holds the whole evening together with her ready wit and glamorous costume changes.

Things hot up as the evening progresses, although the obligatory fan dance is about as racy as it gets, and by the time we get to the 1980’s the whole audience is whooping and singing along to Madonna.

Belly laughs come from the pint-sized, potty-mouthed ballerina “Katinka”, also known as Abi Collins, who ropes unsuspecting male members of the audience into her traffic cone Swan Lake act and ends up perched precariously on top of their shoulders in the splits.

Decades is not exactly at the cutting edge of London’s burlesque scene but it’s all good, clean fun.


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Decades is on at Proud Cabaret, Mark Lane, the City until Saturday, November 26. Tickets for the show cost �15 on Wednesdays and Thursdays and �20 on Fridays and Saturdays from www.proudcabaret.com or 020 7283 1940.

A full experience with a three course supperclub dinner costs �54.

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