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Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival GALA Night Saturday 4th May 2019

The BURLESQUE FESTIVAL GALA  returns to the Todmorden Hippodrome for the 7th 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 None other than Amber Topaz - multi-award winning cabaret artist and reigning Miss Burlesque UK. Amber has literally 'razzle-dazzled' her way around the globe, with the facial repertoire of Lucille Ball and the boundless energy of a gazelle in 4-inch heels.

The Evening will Star:

Freida Nipples made her debut at the Frou Frou Club and has bumped and ground her way across Europe, winning the Best of Burlesque title in Berlin in 2017. With signature moves and an hourglass shape, Freida will show you how glamour and sass can be power.  

Theatre and Cabaret clown Jack Stark is better known on the circuit as Kiki Lovechild. He is a master of mime, physical theatre, puppetry and illusion having trained with the best throughout Europe.  

You want a sword swallower? Who doesn't. Well, we've got one of those who is going to blow your socks off. MisSa Blu is a multi-skilled performance artist, constantly touring Europe as well as regularly appearing on German TV show 'Freaks' and being voted no.1 most influential figure in European Burlesque scene last year.

Stephanie Usher fell in love with dancing at a very young age, in fact she fell in love with it so much she ran away to join the circus dance school and now she travels the world performing aerials skills with high silks and ropes with such troupes as Zippo's Circus, Cirque Berserk, Circus Sallai, the Circus of Horrors and Groot KerstCircus

Tronicat Le Miez is a burlesque dancer hailing from Germany who knew from an early age that she must dance for people in her own style and in her own fashion. Her entertainment is an artform that has won her many accolades and plaudits and raised ecdysiasm to a new level of sophistication.

And Direct from the U.S of A, a special Guest Sydni Deveraux. She's got more pounce per ounce. Sydni's charming performance style is an entertainin mix of charm, finesse and sophisticated musicality. Two times winner of the Queen of Burlesque, Las Vegas, she has been voted in the top 50 Burlesque figures worldwide every years since 2011, coming in at #10 in 2018. Sydni curates the House of Deveraux in DC and it's a great privilege to have her with us at the Hebden Bridge Festival Gala.    

Plus the newly voted winner of 'Legend in the Making 2019'

And what could be better than to round the evening off with beautiful harmonies and fantastic comedy timings all woven together expertly by the Vixen Trio, an all singing, all dancing threesome of siren showgirls who create an audio-visual feast to bring the evening to a close. Voted the audience choice of HBBF2018, it's wonderful to welcome the Trio back again this year.