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Boylesque Show Boylexe Highlights 2013

Introducing Nick Stiletto

Introducing Nick Stiletto

Boylesque show Boylexe came to the end of its current run on Friday, 20th December 2013.

Now just over a year old, Boylesque show Boylexe has already been a Time Out Critics Choice; our team have performed for the Elton John AIDS Foundation; we’ve completed 16 shows and have featured and been supported by the brilliant talent that is:
- Alp Haydar
- (DJ) the Back Building
- Bobby Dee’vah
- Calum Ducat (at the Shadow Lounge)
- Daniel Ash
- Davis
- Honey/Sounds Wilde
- (director) Jayne Hardy
- (British Burlesque Legend) Jo King
- (video guru) John Bland
- Kele le Roc
- Magnus Arrevad
- Mannish (of Frisky and Mannish fame)
- Michael Standen
- Miss Cairo Mascara
- Mr Mistress
- the Mighty Moustache (aka Sir Leopold Aleksander)
- Nathan Evans
- (online expert) Neil Cartwright
- Nick Stiletto
- Paulius Ka
- Phil InGud
- Randolph Hott
- Sqx
- Teddy Boylesque
And apologies to anyone we’ve forgotten – sorry, we bashed this out fast!

We’re now selling T-shirts and posters too in the Boylexe online store, so we’re quite pleased with ourselves in a hatefully smug way.

But of course, we’d be nothing without your support, so a huge thanks to everyone who’s come to see us waggling our business and telling our stories and an extra special shout-out to those of you who’ve come back again and again!

And because it’s the end of the year and we’re feeling a bit special, we’re asking some of our crew what have been their personal highlights from the past year

Boylexe Selfie via Phil InGud

Boylexe Selfie via Phil InGud

‘My favourite moments of Boylexe are every moment of applause that was directed at me personally. None of the crap I had to share with others.’- Mr Mistress.

‘My highlight has been getting my very own speaking part after a year of looking after these prima donnas and then getting to outshine them every single time!’Bobby Dee’vah

‘So it’s been an amazing year and the show has changed so much. I have loved meeting this crazy bunch of people! We’ve had so many great audiences! And I look forward to coming back next year and see where we can take it next year! New acts new craziness!’Phil In Gud
‘I think my personal highlight was seeing Mr Mistress tear down the house last week. Describing three birthday boys in the front row as “Starter, main course and dessert” was the funniest I’ve heard all year too! This show is such a pleasure to be a part of.’Randolph Hott
‘Kele Le Roc. Rollerskates. Xanadu. DREAM. COME. TRUE’ – director, Jayne Hardy

‘I’ve only just popped my Boylexe cherry, but of course having the gorgeous Jo king orchestrating all the boys was a highlight last Friday and my opening night the week before was great fun – I always love a new crowd and venue.’Nick Stiletto

We will be back in the New Year. And we’ve got lots of exciting plans lined up for 2014, so see you on the other side. Thank you again all for your support.

Boylexe Selfie via Phil InGud

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 ‏

Boylesque show Boylexe is a Time Out Critic’s Choice

Time Out Critic’s Choice, boylesque show, Boylexe starts at 7.30pm, with doors opening at 7pm.

We will have a few tickets on the door but tickets are still available from Eventbrite.

Tonight’s boylesque show line up includes:
- Kele le Roc (of course!)
- Mr Mistress (British Boylesque 1st Runner Up at World Burlesque Games 2012)
- Phil Dzwonkiewicz, aka Phil InGud (Chicago and Polly Rae’s Between The Sheets)
- Randolph Hott (Carnesky’s Tarot Drome)
- Teddy Boylesque (Proud Galleries)
- Miss Cairo Mascara (Sleaze)

The venue is The Shadow Lounge, 5 Brewer Street Soho W1F 0RF

Boylesque show Boylexe was created and written by Howard Wilmot

Directed by Jayne Hardy

Costumed by Ben Giddens aka Mr Mistress

Images by Magnus Arrevad