THE glamorous world of Burlesque - with its curvaceous, corsetted women, cheeky dance routines and naughty but nice image - might seem a million miles away from the humdrum of everyday life.
But thanks to Mansfield-based Burlesque performer and teacher, Loretta Lace, that world is soon to be a step nearer.
Loretta teaches Burlesque in Mansfield and Chesterfield and has put on popular charity Burlesque nights at The Late Lounge which allowed the students of Bijoux Burlesque to showcase what they have learnt to friends and family.
And from 20th August, the new ‘Loretta Loves... Burlesque’ shows will be held at The Belgrave Rooms on Nottingham’s Goldsmith Street, an imposing Victorian landmark that is the perfect setting for the Victorian era performance art.
The evening promises a show of good old-fashioned fun, featuring East Midlands-based performers and stalls from various local businesses, followed by a Burlesque-themed disco and the chance to win prizes in a charity raffle benefiting Help for Heroes.
Burlesque is enjoying a surge in popularity since last year’s film starring Cher and Christina Aguilera.
Each of the monthly shows has a different theme, ensuring there is always something new to discover, but always remaining faithful to the art of the tease.
Audiences will be enthralled by performances ranging from tongue-in-cheek satire to alluring dance routines with additional cabaret, vocal and variety acts.
Hosted by Loretta Lace and compered by Mimi Libertine, different professional performers will appear each month, making the show a not-to-be-missed homage to vintage glamour and fun from days gone by.
The opening night on Saturday 20th August will be a spectacular revue, jam-packed with stunning costumes, enchanting women and enthralling performances.
l Information and tickets, priced £9.50, are available from the website www.lorettaloves.co.uk.