Mission Accomplished: Marquis of Gray’s Bohemia CabaretBy Miss L'Amour
December 09, 2009
On Saturday the Angels were invited to join in another burlesque spectacular. So we laced up our best corsets and headed for the Marquis of Gray’s Bohemia Cabaret.
When we arrived at The Venue (formerly The Jazz Club) on Caversham Road, we were welcomed into the party venue, which had been sumptiously dressed for the evening’s entertainment.
It was the perfect setting for an era of seduction: with its huge mirrored backdrop, classic chandeliers and antique furniture we were sent back in time. What better way to be warmed up on this cold and wet winter’s night?
There was a great line-up of cabaret, music and magic planned, along with plenty of sprinkles of glittering angel dust to give us a festive feel and put us in the mood for some tantalising fun.
Our most decadent host, The Marquis of Gray, once again warmed us with his gentlemanly charm and gave us an extravagant line-up of burlesque babes and seductively dangerous performances.
The Ladies Gray were an early Christmas present to the crowd as they slowly unwrapped themselves in a risqué show.
We felt honoured to be in the presence of Kiki Kaboom, who seems to be the winner of every burlesque award going.
And we mustn’t forget to mention the divine hotcake Kitty Kohl, who performed with a live drummer.
Of course, there was also something for us Angels too. A handsome Victorian-inspired magician who is amazingly good with his sleight of hand gave us a performance to remember.
This show was even bigger and better than the last with the stage being raised even higher and plasma screens dotted throughout the club, so that no one could miss the show during those necessary trips to refill those glasses and keep us all in a merry mood.
There were still more treats to come from the mischievous Vixen DeVille who mesmerised us with her devilishness and sword wielding performance assisted by her willing victim. We were in awe as she lit up the stage with her Firebird performance equipped with authentic fire wings.
To finish off the show the fabulous Miss Emma Reld seduced us with some Bollywood burlesque and the eastern arts as she transformed from a bindi babe into a beautiful emerald butterfly, one of the many impressive costumes created by corsetiere Serine Daou.
For more on the shows, log on to www.harperray.co.uk.