Gilded Merkin Burlesque and Cabaret Presented by Scarlett Daggers

The Magnificent Spiegeltent, Nottingham

Sunday 5th May 2019 7:30pm

18+

Maximum of 6 tickets
Unreserved Seating

£19.80 inc. booking fee

£18.00 face value

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Event Information

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 UK’s biggest cabaret variety shows hosting headline acts to sold-out crowds.

The show’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 glamour… with a delightful twist of ironic British humour." – John Hess, BBC correspondent



PERFORMERS:

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 – 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 LAVER

Rod has gained a reputation for being one of Europe’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

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, Café 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 – 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.

SCARLETT DAGGERS

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.

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Venue Address

  • Market Square
    Nottingham
    UK

Venue Information

  • Known for their wild and decadent ambiance, Spiegeltents are exquisite pop-up venues that suit an eclectic performance programme.
    Literally translated as ‘mirror tent’, Spiegeltents were originally built in Belgium in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The magnificent round tent is made of dark wood with intricately carved panels, stained glass windows, bevelled mirrors and an impressive draped ceiling. The boothed seating that lines the edges makes way for a grand dance floor with an in-built stage where performers such as Marlene Dietrech famously sung ‘Falling in Love Again’ in a Spiegeltent in Paris in the 1930’s.

    Nottingham’s traditional Goose Fair would see folk travel from far and wide to celebrate the end of harvest and pick up a Goose (or two) which were driven annually across the fens from Norfolk. Whilst as far as we know Spiegeltents were never hosted at the Goose Fair of old, entertainment was a significant feature of the event, both in the ale houses around Old Market Square and surrounding streets and in freak shows across the fair, where you could have expected to see literally anything from The smallest child in the world to The Yorkshire Giant Brothers, despite usually being an elaborate illusion from enterprising showmen.

    The Salon Perdu is one of a handful of the unique and legendary tents left in the world today; it has spent its life travelling the world from New York to Sydney, and since 2015 annually to Nottingham, as a small part of the Goose Fair returns to its spiritual home of Old Market Square.

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