Little Lady Luscious
How Long you have been involved with Finger in the Pie:
On and off since 2012
What got you into the cabaret scene?
I began learning burlesque in New Zealand. I went to see a few burlesque shows there and prefered a show when it had some variety. When I returned to the UK I began teaching burlesque and producing my own nights. I would add poets, sea shanty singers, Belly Dancers, Jazz singers, LED poi to the burlesque line up. I then began A Little Cabaret in 2012 I tried out a variety of different cabaret nights over the past few years and now run Luscious Cabaret.
Have you had any other “characters” or “personas” in your career to date?
As Little Lady Luscious I have been many characters. The cheated Librarian, a gypsy moving to her death, fearing it at first then fully embracing it and dancing towards it. But my favourite has been the Russian Princess demanding, strong and a little bit playful.
What about your job do you enjoy the most?
Which one? As a producer and stage manager it’s seeing a night come together and how the audience react to certain acts especially the acts that I love.
As a performer it’s when you see the audience connect with what you are doing
As a teacher it’s seeing a student develop and their utter joy when they are on stage.
What do you enjoy the least?
For all of them admin
What is the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you?
Hmm there are so many! I walked into a glass door while drunk in Brisbane and now have a bump on my nose as a constant reminder.
What is your biggest claim to fame?
Showing Lesley Joesph what a rampant rabbit plantinum does.
What is your party trick?
I used to be able to drink my weight in Guinness, since I hit 30 I need to find a new one.
What is your drink of choice (for the kinder audience members, should they be so inspired)?
Gin and Tonic with lime.
What would you be doing if you were not a performer?
When I was younger I wanted to write a crime novel. So maybe that or a bus driver.
What’s your favourite joke?
It’s not going to work here as you need to see the faces pulled as you do it. It involves a turtle and a tortoise. My brother in law does it really well.
Who are your favourite cabaret acts on the scene at the moment?
Pi the Mime. Carmen Mon Oxide especially when she sings opera. Rosie Kohl, she is really developing into a fabulous performer. Laurence Owen, his songs are fantastic, on stage he is brilliant and he is a top gent. There are loads more