Thursday, 28 April 2011


Yesterday I had a wonderful day Punting in Oxford with my  friends Sarah & James! It was my first time Punting and it is much harder than James made it look! Both us girls gave it a go but were useless! So poor James punted us around for three and a half hours!! We stopped for a picnic and Pimms, it was a perfect way to spend an afternoon!

Me Punting very badly!

Does my bum look big in this Punt?

Picnic Guest!

Wednesday, 27 April 2011


I thoroughly enjoyed a lovely relaxing Easter weekend and got to spend a rare 4 days off with my Dave! We spent it mainly eating, drinking and catching up with friends it was glorious!

Easter Nests baked by Me!

Dinner at The Daffodil

On Easter Monday I was performing at Darkteaser's  "The Grand Garter Lounge" at the BEAUTIFUL award winning "Assembly" venue. It has the best backstage area ever with loads or quirky props including Tammy Wynette's AWESOME touring caravan! It was a great show and was lovely to catch up with old friends and meet new ones! Here are some behind the scenes pics:

Quick bite before the show!

Tammy Wynette's Tour Caravan

With Vicky Butterfly
With Vicky Butterfly & Lada Redstar
With Lilly Laudanum, Darkteaser & Joe Black

Thursday, 21 April 2011


The wonderful "Burlesque Bible" Magazine hit the newsagents today, so I headed out and grabbed my copy first thing! It is a must have for any Burlesque fan and performer alike and a very interesting read, with interviews from legends such as Dixie Evans and Tempest Storm!

I am so delighted to appear throughout the magazine and in their "Who's Who" guide of performers past & present! I am so honored to be sandwiched between two of my favorite performers ever Mimi Le Meaux and Dirty Martini! Here are the pages in which I appear:

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Tuesday, 19 April 2011

The Missy Malone & Friends Burlesque Revue - 16/4/11

I have been working towards this show since October last year and it has been a HUGE step for me producing the show completely alone and moving to a much bigger home at The Playhouse Theater in Cheltenham. The cast included Vicky Butterfly, Leyla Rose, Millie Dollar, Cherry Shakewell and Desmond O'Connor. I am an overwhelmed and extremely proud of how successful it was. Keeping with the tradition of all the past "Missy Malone & Friends" both show's sold out well in advance with audience members traveling from as far as Scotland and Milan!

Our new home for the show, The Playhouse Theater, is a stunning venue with a beautiful big stage and raked seating, just the right size for the show (184 Capacity each show). Here are a couple of behind the scenes shots of us setting up the show, backstage and live shots from the wings all taken by Magic Dave:

Des, Vicky & Cherry's Dressing Room
A rider of Cupcakes!

Below are a selection of STUNNING candid and live shots taken by one of our professional photographers Rachel Spivey. To see her lovely blog about the show and more photos please visit:

Cherry Shakewell
Cherry & Magic Dave & Me
Desmond O'Connor
Millie Dollar
Vicky Butterfly
Leyla Rose
Cherry Shakewell
I have received so much positive feedback and we have already had a couple of lovely reviews back from local press including this five star review from Cotswold Life Magazine and this honest review in The Echo.

The show will be returning to The Playhouse and I will announce the dates very soon!

Monday, 18 April 2011


Last Thursday Leyla arrived in Cheltenham and we held our first of two sold out "Missy Malone & Leyla Rose Burlesque Workshops" for the week! The class was fab and had some girls that had traveled all the way from Nottingham and Leeds! Here they are:

14/4/11 - Cheltenham Workshop
On Friday Leyla and I indulged ourselves and had a great catch up! We went for afternoon tea and treated ourselves to a Fish Pedicure!!! (at All Your Life Cheltenham - the lovely venue for our workshops) It is the weirdest sensation! I would recommend anyone to try it!

Afternoon tea at The Swallow Bakery!
Leyla & the Fish!!
After our treatment we had our second sell out workshop which was another great success! With girls coming all the way from Derby and Manchester!!

15/4/11 - Cheltenham Workshop

After the workshop we treated ourselves further to fish & chips and geared up for the big show the following day! Stay tuned for the next blog about the great success that was the "The Missy Malone & Friends Burlesque Revue"!

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