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Merry Christmas from male cabaret show Boylexe


A huge thank you to everyone who’s made male cabaret show Boylexe such a huge success this year! A big ol’ MERRY CHRISTMAS from us all.

Our fourth year in production, we’ve (hopefully) pushed more boundaries, shown more flesh and dumped more on Bobby Dee’vah than ever before.

This year, we bade farewell to the Shadow Lounge, took a walk on the wild side with a series of Shadow Masochism pop-ups, hooked up with our sister burlesque show Burlexe for the very first time for This Is Burlexe at the Hospital Club, popped up in Balans, ran a series of private shows and are ending the year with a hello to Cecil’s in London Bridge (come check us out on New Year’s Eve!).

It’s also been great working with new additions to the troupe including Baby Lame, Phoenix, Pi the Mime, Ruby Wednesday and Throberto and Shadow Masochism stars Tom Harlow, Alfie Ordinary, Ted Rogers, Ricky, Edgar and Andrei as well as old friends like Esquire DeLune, the Mighty Moustache and Maria Hurtz. 

Here are a few of our favourite moments from the past year but please feel free to tell us yours via our Facebook or Twitter pages…

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Boylexe Reviews

Now twice a Time Out Critics Choice, Boylexe will be returning in 2014 but in the meantime, we wanted to share with you some of the Boylexe reviews from the media and most importantly, you the audience.

Boylexe Reviews 

Boylexe by @burlexe is sexy, funny, smart, ambitious. 1st act stolen by @mrmistress nude reverse drag strip (say that 10 times) – Ben Walters, Time Out

I genuinely had a fantastic time and would recommend this to anyone in need of a fun, light-hearted mid week session. A couple of hours long, you’ll leave with a smile on your face and that is the best result of any night out. – Nixalina, Sex and London City. Read the full review here. 

A show that mixes male burlesque with monologues, live music, gender bending, dance and a smattering of tasty-looking willies, it casts a look at the universe of male striptease that is hard to resist.’ – This Is Cabaret. Read the full review here 

Do catch them if you’re not offended by hot cocks attached to clever heads. – Michael Darling for Rarely Wears Lipstick. Read the full review here.

Thanks for an amazing night! Utterly brilliant… – Annie Player, Afterglow

Phil Anthony lovin’ it

Image via Magnus Arrevad 


Audience Feedback

Congrats to the amazing @phillipantony1 and the whole cast and crew of @BoylexeUK Had an absolute blast! – Burlesque’s Laurie Hagen

I’m not grumpy as hell to be stuck in bed while I hear about how amazing @BoylexeUK was tonight! Not at all, NOT AT ALL! I AM SOOO FINE! – Burlesque’s Lolo Brow

Sassy, sexy and vibrant – it flirted with boundaries (in an artful way!). Loved the monologues. It was just highly entertaining – I gave it a 4, so completely off Kele le Roc’s scale! Well done to all the performers (brilliant casting) and those behind the scenes who made it such a great show! - Bridget Mullahy

INCREDIBLE Boylexe show last night at the Shadow Lounge. The highs just kept on coming, faultless. Your show and the Boylexe family is ready to fly. Huge praise and kudos to Howard Wilmot, Jayne ‘Work’ Hardy , Kele Le Roc , Mr Mistress, Phil Dzwonkiewicz Randolph Hott, Teddy Boylesque and Miss Cairo Mascara. But bring back Voguer extraordinaire Bobby Dee’vah with some dialogue pretty please – Catherine Crawley

Great show! Me and my GBF loved it. Poignant, funny, sexy, entertaining. – Marina Gask

Amazing show guys, thanks so much! Here’s to next year xx – Shadow Lounge

Well done to Howard Wilmot (& all @burlexe) for TONIGHT’S @BoylexeUK. A cracking evening @theshadowlounge! Raucous. Naughty. Cocktastic. ;o) – Muzz Khan

Great show everyone – had a great time. :-) – Mark John Manley ‏

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What is Boylesque

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