Itchy sees nothing wrong with a bit of cheek
every now and then. So, was it any wonder that we jumped at the chance to try an evening of burlesque cabaret
from The Wam Bam Clu
b at Café De Paris
Café De Paris
is perhaps renowned for its West End wag tag reputation. However, its opulent interior
provides enough old skool glamour
to make the perfect venue for some vintage entertainment.
Before the show, Itchy took the affluent option of ordering a three course pre-show dinner.
Greeted by our glamorous hostess we were placed at a large round table with other couples of all ages. Whilst the food at the venue was well presented and overall quite tasty,
with the wine flowing and service extremely attentive, you do get a sense of mass catering here, a bit like at a wedding. However, still excited at the prospect of some top class tassel-action
and enjoying a real sense of being part of an exclusive naughty club,
we understood that tonight was all about the entertainment.
Thankfully, the show itself is worth the ticket price alone
. After a traditionally feathered routine of big smiles and bouncing buttocks,
from the girls of Cabaret Rouge,
MC, Lady Alex,
arrives on stage with enough double entendre to make Frankie Howerd groan with excitement. Itchy particularly loved her comedy burlesque routine as a sexy suicide bomber.
Politically incorrect? Perhaps. Hilarious?
Other vintage performances
come from Kitsch Katz,
a dance double act. Whilst Itchy loved the airline hostess number, we are still left pondering how their second routine, which involved a dance round a pizza box
, could be considered kitsch. Scales of the Unexpected,
a comedy vocal group, also gets our vote with a hilarious take on some 80's classics. However, the real performance of the evening is the comedian, Jason Wood
. His fearless camp bitching aided by some stunning singing impressions
, from Alison Moyet to Bollywood, makes him absolutely the one to watch
Finally, just to tease you, our Burlesque dancer, Millie Dollar
, provided a stunning classic burlesque performance despite a serious lack of tassel spinning.
With the art of seduction these days ruined by the likes of Jordan,
whopping her bangers out every two minutes, there is something weirdly erotic
about watching a stunning girl, dressed like an old movie star, taking a glove off... slowly. Itchy is so impressed by this slow seduction
that we wished we had taken part in the Wam Bam dance class
offered at the beginning of the evening. Then we remember how long it takes us to get our trainers off when we are half-cut and we realise that perhaps we are already there. Bizarre, highly entertaining
and extremely cheeky
. Itchy is seduced.