The Edinburgh Fringe One-Weeker 2015 – The Illicit Thrill

Illicit thrillOur final show tonight promises to be burlesque in the raw. We love the regular Burlesque Shows that come to the Royal and Derngate in Northampton every year, but really didn’t get on well with The Best of Burlesque at last year’s Fringe, as it was coarse and witless. So The Illicit Thrill is the only Burlesque-related show we’re seeing in Edinburgh this year. Here’s the promo blurb: “After teaching Edinburgh to perv responsibly, The Illicit Thrill is again open for business with house-mistress Gypsy Charms taking audiences to the next level. With a sinsational soundtrack of the devil’s music supplied by Black Cat Bone, stripteasers and entertainers entice, tease and titillate audiences with a blend of dark eroticism and a touch of Illicit Thrill humour. Savannah ‘best butt in the business’ Duvall will be in the house, as will the divine JC – so Edinburgh, brace yourselves! ‘Burlesque goes to the dark side with uncompromising and challenging eroticism’ **** (List 2014).”

Illicit thrillsIt’s either going to be brilliant or tasteless or somewhere between the two. It’s a bit of a late-nighter, starting at 00:20 at the Voodoo Rooms Ballroom, so maybe I won’t put up our reactions until tomorrow morning, and also our preview blog for the first show of Saturday will be around then too. Thanks for following today!


We have let you down, gentle reader. This is the second production we’re not going to make, after all. To be fair, Mrs Chrisparkle has been virussy today, with a sore throat and snuffly nose. So we decided to call it a day at the tender hour of 11:50pm. Hopefully we will be refreshed for the morrow!