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Shir Madness unveils the Galway Burlesque Festival programme!

Shir Madness unveils the Galway Burlesque Festival programme!

Pin the date! The Galway Burlesque Festival 2015 is on May 26-27-28th!

Our member Shir Madness is one of Ireland's famous hoopers (she can swing more than 30 around a waist!) and Miss Burlesque Dublin 2015. She is organising Galway Burlesque Festival for the second year in association with Scarlett Nymph.  Shir has shared with us this year's exciting prog and spoiler alert, the festival will feature Isacs member Fifi La Roux aka Fi Rooney on Saturday 27th.

The 2nd International Galway Burlesque Festival is a celebration of the diverse, creative, seductive world of cabaret and burlesque, featuring top performers from across the globe, converging on the Creative Heart of Ireland in a flurry of feathers, fans and fabulousness! Read on for full programme


The Rising Star of the West is the opening show, featuring some of the best and brightest up and coming burlesque talent from all over the world who will compete 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.

Then on Saturday, the Gala Show will see 15 unique acts from all over the world 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 featuring ISACS members Fi Rooney (Fifi LaRoux) and Jonathan Walsh (Lykan Animal) among our international cast! Expect bump’n’grind, gems and rhinestones, tassel-twirling, stocking-peeling, but also hula hoop, subversive themes, comedy and satire, and much, much more!

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
This Dr Sketchy’s Ireland section will be hosted by Michelle Noir.

When and where:
Friday 26th May - The Rising Star of the West, The Loft at Seven, Doors 8.30 pm
Saturday 27th May 2017 - Gala Show, Town Hall Theatre at 8:30pm

Discount weekend tickets and tickets to each show are available here
Saturday evening Gala Show tickets are available here.


Join the Galway Burlesque Festival and be part of the spectacle, dressing up is encouraged - Glamour, Glamour, Glamour! Cocktail dresses, black tie, top hats and tails, sharp suits, sequins, Cool Cats in hats, Kinky Kittens in corsets, ball gowns, avant-garde...

Find out more on www.galwayburlesquefestival.com

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