Fife burlesque performer’s unique online show to support cause close to her heart
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Brandy Montmartre is producing The Twilight Tease Burlesque Revue show which will feature some the world’s best burlesque performers streaming their acts, live from their homes, in various parts of the world.
The show, starring 11 performers, will run for two hours via Zoom on January 30 from 7.30pm with proceeds from the ticket sales going to Scottish Women’s Aid.
Brandy said: “There will be a good variety of different burlesque acts included in the show, ranging from the glamorous vintage showgirls, to a good range of burlesque acts that deliver a powerful message of inclusivity and body positivity.
"There are 11 performers in this one including myself, it’s our biggest cast yet! We have a lineup that includes UK performers and Twilight Tease favourites. We also have Fanciforia Foxglove from New Zealand, Sassy Von Straddler from the United States and Whisky Falls, who is originally from Aberdeen but is now based in Australia. Delia Badhand is flying the flag for Glasgow, so it’s quite an international mix.”
She revealed why she chose to donate the ticket sales to Scottish Women’s Aid: “I believe people suffering domestic abuse are in need of support now more than ever, with continual lockdowns closely correlating with a spike in cases of domestic abuse, placing some of us in close quarters with abusive partners and tensions being heightened due to the ongoing situation.
"It’s a cause very close to my own heart, and the hearts of many of the participating performers too.”
But Brandy admits she does miss performing in front of a live audience on stage: “I’ve performed online a good few times since last March, and it is very different. The show on January 30 will be completely live, which offers more chance for the audience to connect with the performer on screen.
"Overall I feel burlesque translates well to being online.
"But, for me, there’s no comparison with the electric feeling of being on stage in front of a live audience.”