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Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival GALA Night Saturday 5th May 2018

The BURLESQUE FESTIVAL GALA  returns to the Todmorden Hippodrome for the 6th Festival Weekend.  The biggest and most fabulous event of Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival! Starring the crème de la crème of burlesque, cabaret and circus entertainment.


This year the event will be hosted by flirtatious, lyrical lothario Stage Door Johnny bringing his wit and range of singing Bassey to Guns & Roses to proceedings. 


Starring :

The international minx Agatha Friskyan award-winning performer and producer celebrated for her intense and passionate style and elaborate costumes.  

Cece Sinclair, a dynamic and passionate bump'n'grinder inspired by the golden age of Burlesque who frequently appears in the top 20 performers. This year she will perform with her partner Jonathan Mayor, former Duchess of Argyll and internationally acclaimed oven-glove supermodel. ("Marvellously wicked” - Sarah Millican)

Lilly Snatchdragon is Asian lady very organised and efficient but we know her much better for her award-winning, envelope-pushing neo-burlesque performances. She was voted #2 performer at the Burlesque awards in 2016 and brings her Soho Burlesque show to the Hippodrome.

Pi the Mime has delighted audiences with their combination of clown, drag, dance and mime to make people laugh, cry and think.

And last but in no way least the Brighton Based cabaret and circus artist Twisted Nymph, leaving her audiences in awe of her displays of strength and flexibility. 


Plus the winner of the Hebden Bridge Legend in the Making 2018 and a very special guest, direct from the USA and an international headlining tour Sweetpea.

Sweetpea has been peeling and revealing herself to friends, fans, and complete strangers for over 14 years. This internationally renowned entertainer is hailed as a conductor of electricity, known for her fierce look, high-powered choreography, jaw-dropping musicality, with energy to seduce any room or fill any stage.

The dancing powerhouse has been given such taglines as, "The Energizer Honey", "The Seismic Shake from the Land of 10,000 Lakes", "The Equal Opportunity Teaser,” and, “The First Lady of Sweet.”

Seven-time competitor at the Burlesque Hall of Fame, she holds the titles of Princess of Burlesque (2017), Duchess of Burlesque (2016), and Most Dazzling Dancer (2013), and was voted #30 in the world in the 2017 Burlesque Top 50.