K & Q'S BURLESQUE & BOOGIE
Since 2007 Devon’s only dedicated burlesque funsters ‘K&Q’ have successfully combined innovative entertainers with great music so retro loving cats and kittens are offered a night of old school glamour with a modern twist in Devon.
Sell out events have been described by customers as ‘an absolutely kick ass night’, ‘wonderful’, ‘FAB’, and we are told repeatedly ‘this is one of the best nights out I have ever been on’.
Kinky & Quirky burlesque nights are extremely popular with a mixed crowd; think Moulin Rouge meets 1950’s Cuba meets Priscilla meets all the Carry On movies and Quadrophenia mixed with Rocky Horror and Cabaret and you're almost there and then imagine an audience of men, women, straight, gay and everything inbetween and beyond dressed up like extras from all of the above movies - that's K&Q!
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT K&Q!
We had a fantastic time at the K&Q Valentine's Day event last week. As
always, a good part of the fun was people-watching, and the crowd who'd made
their way through wind and rain didn't disappoint. Steampunks, rockabillies, men
and women of the 1940s in classic suits and pencil skirts, people in drag (both
ways round), ladies who could have been on the stage themselves. I love the fact
that age and size are considered no obstacle to wearing a gorgeous corset - this
is an event where you can be as outrageous as you like!
On to the acts: a real variety show, mixing classic and comic striptease
with other more unusual talents, all of whom happened to be new to us. The
standout artist for me on this occasion was Immodesty Blaize performing a slow
and mesmerising routine with a chaise-longue - I have never seen anyone drape
themself over furniture so elegantly before, unless they were actually a cat.
But there was something for everyone. I particuarly remember the well-endowed
gingerbread man portrayed by Glorian Gray, Violet Blaze's sensuous way with two
glasses of milk, several cheeky dance routines by the Flaming Feathers, the
extraordinary Johnny Macaulay who can completely disappear inside a giant
balloon and get changed inside it, and the unforgettable gymnastic dancing of
Pixie Le Knot and the appropriately named Doug Strong. The evening ended with
dancing to some good old-fashioned live rock'n'roll, and was still going strong
when we left. We'll be back! KA - 2014
'What a great night indeed! And such a well-dressed audience, too! Glad I ventured down from Wales XXX' RK - 2010
“Kinky & Quirky’s burlesque nights are a breath of fresh air,
a night of fabulous entertainment which appeals to people from all walks of life. Beautiful and talented performers, great music,
all wrapped up in a friendly fun atmosphere which makes K&Q
the best night of the month on my calendar!”
There are no set rules at a Kinky & Quirky event so there have been dancing girls, chanson singers, comedians, circus performers, mime artistes and striptease artistes selected for their quality work and entertainment.
Most performers appear in the South West exclusively at K&Q and the night is highly regarded as one of the best on the U.K burlesque and cabaret scene.
First time I've ever been and I got to say I LOVED it!!!!
So classy :) I will be coming again :) EF - 2010
Kinky & Quirky's ‘authentic burlesque night’ can be experienced at The Riviera Centre in the seaside town of Torquay.
This large venue provides a theatre and arena with a 1,500 capacity to enjoy the fabulous show followed by a vintage ball.
“People like to come to our nights because it gives everyone the opportunity to dress up with no boundaries on creativity or expression, everyone has fun enjoying a real melting pot of non-stop entertainment but anyone who comes along thinking that it’s all about stripping will be dissappointed!”
'Reckon that was the best K&Q yet!
Thanks for a great night!'