Join Gilded Merkin Burlesque and Cabaret for a Bank Holiday Sunday Special at the Spiegeltent!
An eclectic mix of old Hollywood glamour, vaudeville, comedy, music, circus and much more, The Gilded Merkin guarantees an unforgettable night of exhilarating entertainment!
Established in 2012 at the Glee Club in Nottingham, The Gilded Merkin instantly became one of the UKâ€™s biggest cabaret variety shows hosting headline acts to sold-out crowds.
The showâ€™s success saw it expand to include regular nights in Birmingham and Cardiff as well as appear at events such as the F1 Grand Prix at Silverstone, the National Hot Rod, Custom and American car show, the Summer of Vintage Festival and too many private parties to mention!
Featuring only the very best international burlesque and cabaret performers, no two shows are ever the same. Every act is handpicked by Midlands-based burlesque performer and producer Scarlett Daggers, the woman behind the Merkin.
"A hugely generous dollop of magical sophisticated glamourâ€¦ with a delightful twist of ironic British humour." â€“ John Hess, BBC correspondent
STAGE DOOR JOHNNY
A flirtatious, lyrical lothario and seasoned comic raconteur with razor-sharp wit, he'll have audiences grinning, giggling and eating from the palm of his hand â€“ sometimes literally. Johnny can be heard singing everything from Shirley Bassey to Guns 'n' Roses, as well as ridiculous self-penned medleys to surprise and delight! Stage Door Johnny is the resident host for Tres Tres cabaret in Stafford and La De Da Cabaret in Derby.
ANNA FUR LAXIS
After touring the world as an international headliner of shows and festivals across Europe, Australia, Asia and America, and reaching the exciting peaks of being named #5 in the world (Burlesque Top 50 2011) and placing first runner-up in Las Vegas' Miss Exotic World contest (Burlesque Hall of Fame 2011), Anna decided to run away with the circus to China where she then spent several years building a secret, illegal burlesque scene, hidden from the eyes of the West behind China's Great Firewall. In early 2018, definitely not for legal reasons, Anna returned to the UK and now promises to spread her fierce, dynamic, engaging and authentic brand of sexuality far and wide. Oh, and she sometimes throws axes. So be nice.
Rod has gained a reputation for being one of Europeâ€™s most entertaining and innovative jugglers. A truly original artist he performs and wins accolades and awards for juggling throughout the world and has been seen in countless shows from glittery cabarets in Paris to street festivals in Holland, from traditional big top circuses to gala events in the USA.
Demi Noire uses all the talents in her little naughty tool box to bring sexy, funny and quirky characters to the world of burlesque. A trained dancer and professional actress with a love of all things cabaret she has travelled the globe entertaining and has even been on the telly! Her credits include Vaults Waterloo, CafÃ© de Paris, The Box, Gin House Burlesque, Hackney Empire and VIP Rooms (Paris) to name but a few. Demi Noire prides herself on making her audience giggle, scream and shout while she shakes her caboose with sass and style! An all-round entertainer â€“ this one is strictly for the adults.
GOOD NESS GRACIOUS
Good Ness Gracious is an award-winning, international burlesque artist from London who brings boundless fun, sparkle and silliness to the stage. Her acts are full of comedy and her cheekiness is bound to charm the pants off you! With a broad range of characters from cute clown to singing vintage starlet to the tangerine dream himself, Ness does it all with a twinkle in her eye and her tongue firmly in cheek.
The one who makes all this possible... the Mistress of the Merkin. This rock'n'roll redhead will get you hot under the collar with her sizzling stage presence and megawatt smile. From a flag wielding greaser-girl to a B-movie Cobra Queen and even Robin Hood, Scarlett Daggers' unique acts really make her stand out from the crowd. With over 13 years in burlesque under her garter belt, Scarlett has performed across the UK and Europe and produces regular sell-out shows in Nottingham, Derby, Birmingham, Cardiff and Leeds.