We've been bringing the very best on the burlesque and alternative cabaret scene to Swansea and Carmarthenshire since the start of 2010. We also run courses and workshops which not only bring women together, but are a lot of fun! 

What we do... 

Bluestocking Lounge is a bi-monthly burlesque club that brings top names and artistes on the international scene right here to Wales. Since Bluestocking Lounge began in February 2010, it has seen the likes of internationally renowned RedSarah, Diva Hollywood, Beatrix Von Bourbon, Missy Malone, The Exotic Luna Rosa, Banbury Cross, Craig The Incredible Hula Boy and more headline line-ups which have featured the cream of the UK crop.

We have also produced Clwb Kaboom! for Llanelli's Fwrness Theatr, hosted the Cabaret Stage at Hereford's Nozstock 2010 and, joining forces with Cardiff Burlesque in 2012 and 2013, have co-produced of the Welsh Burlesque Festival 

 

Classes and mentoring... 

Bluestocking has also helped launch the careers of The Bay Belles, Tickety Boo, Miss Primrose Proper, Teezy Overeasy, Boris and Doris Von Sneeze, Daisy Dalore and more via the regular newbie slots.We run regular workshops and courses for those wanting to hit the stage themselves - or simply just to have fun and build confidence. Classes cost £40 for a six week course held on Tuesday nights at Revue Studios. Mentoring for individual or groups, act direction and other 1-to-1 sessions are priced at £25 per hour, inclusive of studio hire and tuition. 

Who are we?  

The Bluestocking Lounge shows are produced by creative director Lilly Laudanum, and are supported by a tight-knit team of friends which include comper DeeDee DeLa Rouge, Stage manager Dawn, and Lilly's co-producers Nik and Darren - all of whom are passionate about the scene, cabaret and alternative arts. Also a special part of the team are our photographers Miss Moth and Nathan at DNA Photography. We also have a soft spot for Chris and Aled from Gas Station Bop who have been with us since the start as DJs, sound and house music experts. Bluestocking classes are jointly run by DeeDee DeLa Rouge and Lilly Laudanum at Revue Studios.         

Bluestocking Lounge actively promotes a healthy body image... that goes beyond size, shape, age and gender where women (and men!) can take things learned in our classes and course (or read on our blog!) and put them into practice in their daily lives. We also get involved in women's charities and promote creative thinking. 

 

bluestocking (n.) an erudite woman; woman having or affecting literary tastes and learning [Blue Stocking Society, formed after the French Bas-Blue of the 1500s, met in 1700s to talk on literature, etc]; one half of a brightly coloured pair of leg coverings; an exciting burlesque and alternative cabaret night out in South Wales!