A RAUNCHY new burlesque night is set to liven up Huddersfield’s club scene.
Once a form of risqué classical theatre, burlesque was popularised as a form of adult entertainment in 19th century America.
But in the last 10 years, burlesque clubs have sprung up across the UK, offering a more tasteful type of cabaret and striptease.
Now Huddersfield’s long neglected burlesque fans are to be whipped into a frenzy with the launch of Ruby Scandaleux, a sizzling night of tease at Dogma Bar & Kitchen on Queensgate.
Colne Valley based promoter, Corrine Dunrod, aka ‘Diamond Rose’, said: “I work in Manchester where there’s a big crowd that are into burlesque and fetish.
“Huddersfield has got those people but there’s no night so they’ve got to go elsewhere for it.
“The Peacock Lounge already do some performances so we thought we would do a clubnight instead.
“At our night you can dress in your kinkiest kink and striptease away your inhibitions.
“Burlesque is something that people do like to do but there nowhere here that people can express themselves.”
Expect the first night of tease to feature twirling tassels, glamour and corsets and two performances from Manchester-based Fanny Divine.
All mistresses, masters and burlesque starlets will be welcomed and free goody bags will be given out to guests.
Diamond Rose said a strict dress code would be enforced for the opening night.
Acceptable outfits should include: leather, rubber, uniforms, 1950s rockabilly, feathers and frivolity, body paint, lingerie, cross dressing, and ‘theatre/melodrama’.
Ruby Scandaleux launches on Thursday March 12 at Dogma Bar & Kitchen from 8pm. Tickets £7.50 on the door, and student concessions will be available.