This is a SUPER SPECIAL PODCAST EPISODE!! Rosie has the privilege of chatting for hours with the people behind the websites: Holli-Mae Johnson from 21st Century Burlesque and Franco Milazzo from This is Cabaret for a festive review of what's been great in 2014 (and some hints at what 2015 might hold). This first part is all about the shows. Shows shows shows. And performers. We love them. So we talked about: What Do Critics Do; Fetishistic Fans; Banks of Knowledge; Know What You’re Looking At; Archiving and Recording; THE SHOWS!; Circusfest; Mimetic Festival; Vaults Festival 2015; Red Bastard Changes You; MimeticFest Awards; How Much We Love Anna Lou; Cabaret des Distractions; Reuben Kaye; Lady Rizo; Baby Lame; Miss Behave’s Gameshow; Alternative Eurovision; London Wonderground; La Soiree; Scottee; Mrs Hudson’s Christmas Corker/Spymonkey; Fascinating Aida; A Load of Crepe by The Late Night Shop Cabaret; Monica Salvi; Midnight Circus; Chrisalys; Greenwich Circus Festival; Circus Space/National Centre for Circus Arts; The Chap Olympiad; Blitz Party; SS Atlantica; Boom & Bang Circus at the Roundhouse; Phil InGud; Barelesque; Between the Sheets; Curiosity Cabaret; Des O’Connor; Dr. Clive’s Circus; The Old Operating Theatre; The Middle of the Road; Bourgeois & Maurice and David Hoyle; Royal Vauxhaull Tavern; White Mischief; EastEnd Cabaret – Sexual Tension; Cabaret at Scarfe’s Bar; Dusty Limits and Lili La Scala; Vicky Butterfly; Another Fucking Variety Show; Briefs!; Esquire deLune; House of Burlesque; Tempest Rose; Bettsie Bon Bon; Scarlett O’Hora; Rubyyy Jones’ Young Feminist Whores; Bonnie Fleur; Pi the Mime; Meth & The Meth Lab; Lolo Brow & Cabaret Derangium; Are You Game… Stay Tuned for Part Two!
About Franco:Since 2012, Franco Milazzo has been the publisher and editor-in-chief of This Is Cabaret, the only website shortlisted for a London Cabaret Award. The Daily Beast called him "a man with an encyclopedic knowledge of the city's cabaret culture," which was kind of them. When not penning withering or enthusiastic reviews for TIC of whichever show he stayed awake through the previous night, he can be found writing music, comedy, opera, theatre and food for Londonist. This votary of cabaret enjoys good books and walks by the sea.
About Holli:Holli-Mae Johnson is the founder and editor of 21st Century Burlesque Magazine, a pioneering publication created seven years ago to unite, document and celebrate the global burlesque community. Holli is actively involved in the burlesque community on a day to day basis and is privately consulted by performers and producers at every level for promotion, critique, recommendations and encouragement. As a documenter and critic, she has seen countless burlesque and variety performances from across the world and provides an intimate perspective and insight into the lives and careers of burlesque’s greatest pioneers, performers and personalities.Website:http://21stcenturyburlesque.com/