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Glamour, Glamour, Glamour at Galway Burlesque Festival 2018!

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Expect some glamour at Galway Burlesque Festival 2018! 

For the third year in a row, ISACS member Shir Madnessin association with Scarlett Nymph, will bring top performers from across the globe to the Creative Heart of Ireland in a flurry of feathers and fabulousness on the 18-20th of May 2018. The International Galway Burlesque Festival will celebrate the diverse, creative, seductive world of cabaret and burlesque with over twenty acts, workshops and of course a lot of glamour!

Read on to discover the full programme!


The Rising Star of the West is the opening show, which will take place on the Friday 18th May in Electric Garden and Theatre (doors 8.30pm), and features some of the best and brightest up and coming burlesque talent from all over the world competing for the title of Rising Star of the West. From classic showgirls to avant-garde performance art pieces and fierce, boundary-pushing work, these performers embody the intense creativity and innovation that we love about burlesque. Hosted by the hilarious Soup du Jour (Belfast)

Then on Saturday, the Gala Show (19th May, in the Town Hall Theatre, doors 8.00pm) will see 15 unique acts, both Irish and international, take to the stage of the Town Hall Theatre showcasing classic, neo, boylesque, circus and drag. It will be an unsurpassed opportunity to see performances on a grand stage for a night of glamour and glitter! Hosted by international cabaret superstar Sadie Sinner the Songbird (London)

Several workshops are available for anyone looking to learn new skills or improve a technique under the guidance of our star performers; Isis Wings, Choreography, Floorwork, Stage Makeup, Vintage Hair.
Check Galway Burlesque Festival website for more information.

On Sunday wind down after a fabulous weekend of decadence with a laid-back afternoon sipping cocktails and sketching beautiful models at our cabaret life drawing session in Electric Garden and Theatre. Hosted by Vixyn Von Trix, with models Luna TikTok (U.S.) and Festival Co-Producer Shir Madness.


Discount weekend tickets and tickets to each show are available on the website and you can book for the Saturday evening Gala Show tickets are available the TownHall Theatre website.

Join the Galway Burlesque Festival's team and be part of the spectacle, dressing up is encouraged - Glamour, Glamour, Glamour!


Galway Burlesque Festival 2018 Programme


Friday 18th May -Electric
Hosted by Soup Du Jour, with Bella Curve, Tyler Eros, Bugsy Devine, Emerald Elle, Mighty Moonshine, Dotti Moscatti, Vince Moon, Memphis Shell, Cookie Delight with guest performances by Soup and Shir Madness.


Saturday 19th May - Town Hall Theatre
Burlesque with Fosse Flair with Alexander the Great 12.30-2pm €15
Vintage Hair with Ruby Noir and DialEmma 12.30-4pm €40
Floorwork with Arlene Caffrey 2-3.30 pm €20
Isis Wings with Bella Agogo 3.30-5 pm €15
Stage Makeup with Lou Safire 3.30-5 pm €15


Saturday 19th May -  Town Hall Theatre,
Gala Show, @8:30pm Tickets €18
Hosted by Sadie Sinner (UK), with Alexander the Great (US), Bella Agogo (IE), Bonnie Boux (IE), La Petite Mort (Dublin), Lilou froufrou (Berlin), Lou Safire (UK), Luna Sugarcane (NO), Luna Tiktok (US), Scarlett Van Tassel (Dublin), Shir Madness, Silly Thanh (Switzerland), Undercurrent (Dublin), Vanity Dare (UK), Vixyn Von Trix (Dublin), Roxy Stardust (UK)


Sunday 20th May - Electric,
Dr. Sketchy’s Ireland, @3pm Tickets €12/15
Cabaret life drawing hosted by Vixyn Von Trix
Featuring Luna TikTok and Shir Madness.

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