The Hurly Burly Show Review

The Hurly Burly Show

Duchess Theatre WC2

Burlesque has become more mainstream since Dita Von Teese became famous but somehow, some way, I had never been to a burlesque show before last night.

The Hurly Burly show opened two days ago in Covent Garden and is Directed by William Baker (who works with Ms Kylie Minogue) which shows as the are girls are gorgeous with fabulous outfits and choreography.

The star of the Hurly Burly show is the stunning Miss Polly Rae and she is supported by the 6 Hurly Burly Girlies who have acts individually and as a group and all the girls sing and dance their way through the show. I enjoyed the show so much, the girls’ humour and suggestive gags cracked us up and had us laughing from start to finish. The music is fab and is a combination of standard striptease style music and reworked pop songs by Rihanna, Lady Gaga and a favourite was a rather amusing rendition of Michael Jackson’s I’m Bad and the moustache’d girls dancing to Queen had us in stitches.

The show is obviously sexy but isn’t distasteful and the girls remain wearing a small G-string and pasties as a minimum so you don’t get a surprise vag appearance as you do with some (it doesn’t bother me but considering the reaction from women who I told I was seeing a burlesque show there are still plenty of prudes out there despite the sales of 50 Shades of Gray). The outfits the girls wear are gorgeous and there is a lot of crystal embellishment, I left at the end desperately wanting glittery red Louboutins and to bedazzle my underwear!


All in all this is a great night out for you and a girlfriend, I don’t think I would take a guy as all of the guys on dates looked quite uncomfortable as if they weren’t quite sure whether or not to look or not. There is a small amount of audience participation so if you hate that sort of thing then don’t sit in the front 2 rows. It’s nothing embarrassing and you don’t get on stage or get your kit off but some people are a bit terrified of that sort of thing happening so beware.


I give the show 5/5 and would love to see it again