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Night Of The Blue Stockings, Jacksons Lane Theatre, Friday 30 November 2012   Leave a comment

Night Of The Blue Stockings

Friday 30 November, 8.30-10.30pm

Jacksons Lane Theatre, 269a Archway Road, London, N6 5AA

Tickets: £15

“London’s most celebrated sorority – the sisterhood showcase boasts the best line-up in town ” Time Out London Critics’ Choice

A bevy of burlesque and cabaret bad girls don their blue stockings to take over Jacksons Lane with an irreverent blend of humour and sass.

“A wild joyride of cultural subversion” Erotic Review

The Blue Stocking Society is a modern-day women’s institute for showgirls who like their satire with lashings of sauce and their striptease spiced with razor-sharp wit. Inspired by the 18th century literary society of the same name, the 21st Century bluestockings have been hosting their boisterous evenings of cabaret and burlesque for the last two years, to great acclaim.

“A highly entertaining night…extremely funny.” One Stop Arts.

Heading up the bill are the Blue Stocking Society co-founders, burlesque clown Audacity Chutzpah, AKA Madam Secretary, and cheeky diva Tricity Vogue, AKA Madam Treasurer.

They are joined by illustrious bluestocking alumni, including the notorious Ophelia Bitz (AKA Madam Whip), bawdy ukulele songstress Ria Lina, music hall vaudevillian Shirley Windmill, slapstick showgirl Ginger Blush and witty burlesque trickster Laurie Hagen

The show’s designer is the brilliant Mr Mistress.

“Quirky cabaret, mirthful songs and the notorious raffle.” The Londonist

For those who enjoy burlesque with brains, the bluestockings welcome you to join their own wayward spin on a women’s institute for the night. You may even win a prize in the tombola – but it might not be one you can show your gran…



Bluestockings Bad Girl Friday – 6 April 2012   Leave a comment

The Blue Stocking Society and 7 On Red present


Friday 6 April

Seven Dials Club, 42 Earlham St, Covent Garden, WC2H 9LA

Celebrated cabaret sorority returns this Easter to Covent Garden following their triumphant West End debut.

It may be Good Friday for everyone else, but it’s Bad Girl Friday for our misbehaving hoydens. Bad girls – and bad boys – are invited to join them as they get up to no good at a night of burlesque, variety, cabaret and mischief this Easter with their Bad Girl Friday show. This month the fun and frivolity is hosted by none other than Ophelia Bitz, joined by April’s guest burlesque stars Shirley Windmill and Ginger Blush, and, as always, the Blue Stocking Society’s most notorious Madams: Madam Treasurer Tricity Vogue and and Madam Secretary Audacity Chutzpah. With the bar open till 1am and a bespoke cocktail named after every bad girl in the show, this critically acclaimed Time Out recommended show is a great way to make Good Friday even better.

 “…setting the world to rights with quirky cabaret, mirthful songs and the notorious raffle…” The Londonist

 “London’s most celebrated sorority” Time Out London Critics’ Choice

Featuring special guests:


Ophelia Bitz performs internationally as a compere, sideshow performance artist and vocalist with a caustic and witty style that will leave you reeling.

 “Twisted Genius” The Guardian


Last year saw Shirley Windmill claim her crown as ‘Best Variety newcomer’ at the prestigious ‘London Burlesque Week 2011.’

“Outstanding Cabaret”  Time Out Critics’ Choice


Praised for giving classic burlesque a contemporary comic twist, Ginger Blush bring lashings of humour, serious sex appeal and a side order of slapstick to her award-winning performances.

“The new star of burlesque Ginger Blush, a breath of comic fresh air, able to play between humour and sex appeal with a performance of extraordinary class” GQ Italia

With Bluestocking co-founders:


Madam Secretary, Blue Stocking Society

London Cabaret Awards 2012 Short-listed Nominee and Tournament of Tease 2008 winner Audacity Chutzpah has performed her own incomparable style of burlesque on countless stages across the UK and internationally.

“…they’ll have to take the biscuit and the tin it came in to match the double-barrelled brazenness that is Audacity Chutzpah, the clown-queen of burlesque…” The Londonist


Madam Treasurer, Blue Stocking Society

One of London’s best-loved quirky divas, the London Cabaret Award nominee Tricity Vogue has been putting her own offbeat twist on vintage jazz glamour for the last eight years.

 “Anyone else a massive fan of the divine Miss Vogue and her ukulele..? Thought so. It’s cabaret to run down side streets for. Just get there early.” Time Out London Critics’ Choice


Chutzpah and Vogue founded the Blue Stocking Society in April 2010 as an impish – and literal – modern take on the 18th century gatherings of the same name. Originally a soiree for society ladies rebelliously interested in using their brains, despite the slur on their femininity, the 21st century cabaret version revels in the mischievous juxtaposition of female intelligence and sex appeal, often with uproariously entertaining results.


7 on Red is a West End entertainment company working out of the Seven Dials Club. Their objective is to bring high quality entertainment to Covent Garden, and to provide an arts resource for performers and audience alike. 7 on Red have been running comedy nights at the Seven Dials Club since June 2011, and are now pleased to welcome the Blue Stocking Society into their family of artistic collaborators.

Bluestockings Cabaret: BAD GIRL FRIDAY
Friday 6 April 2012
7 on Red @ Seven Dials Club, 42 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9LA)
Doors 7pm, show 8.30pm-10.30pm, late bar
Tickets £10 advance, £12.50 door
Advance tickets from:


Photo by Mat Ricardo