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What makes an inspired, aspirational and booked burlesque performer? 
'The Teaser's Toolkit' has been created to give you the tips and tools you need to become just that.
Are you ready to take your love of burlesque, drag, or cabaret from your fabulous imagination, to the stage?
Following a sold-out first workshop, 'The Teaser's Toolkit' is back with more expert speakers, more topics, and more tools to take you from the mirror in your bedroom to the roaring applause of audience and peers.
From choreo to contracts, costume to characterisation.
Find your performer USP, and know how to market that to producers and audience.
If you want to secure bookings, know what to charge, understand contracts and market yourself, 'The Teaser's Toolkit' is for you.
If you want to become a creative, successful, original and booked performer, who is both inspired and inspiring, 'The Teaser's Toolkit' is for you.

Lady May Presents: 

'The Teaser's Toolkit' 2

"Lady May's Teasers Toolkit is a must for burley starlets new to the scene..."  
With years of experience both performing and teaching burlesque, Lady May has once again pulled together some of the most aspirational and educational figures in the UK performance scene.
Spaces are strictly limited for this intimate afternoon workshop, and available to those who are serious about becoming valued members of the cabaret community.
The Teaser's Toolkit returns to Fontaine's, East London, on Saturday 22nd September. Lady May will be joined by 6 other industry experts, giving answers to the above questions, and much more.
Your ticket includes:
  • a welcome networking session from noon, in one of London's most decadent Art Deco bars folllowed by 
  • an afternoon of talks & workshops from 7 international  industry professionals, from various roles across the world of burlesque, cabaret and drag, all experts in their field
  • gift bags for all guests, supplied by wondrous vintage-inspired lingerie company What Katie Did 
  • a Q&A session where you'll have the chance to pose all burning questions
  • a beautiful lunch with the chance to mingle with peers & experts from the worlds of burlesque, cabaret and drag. Make connections and network with community icons.
  • worksheets to take away, packed with information, templates and advice. These documents are only available at 'The Teaser's Toolkit'.
  • prizes from 'What Katie Did', Odelia Opium Costumes and more
  • photo opportunities in one of London's most delectable bars ~ pose by a golden palm tree, or treat yourself to a cocktail in front of the decadent bar ~ make sure you dress to impress!
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You will leave with a head-start on getting bookings and the tools to go from treading the classroom boards, to treading the boards of a stage, feeling clear, creative, and confident.
You will not just have the tools you need, but the contacts, the knowledge, the references and crucially, the commerciality.
Images taken by Angus Stewart at 'The Teaser's Toolkit', April 2018
"Thank you so much for running what was such an incredibly empowering and illuminating day. Not just to learn from some industry experts (who in truth I have IG stalked for ages!) but also to get to connect with other brilliant and creative women who are also starting or on this wonderful glitter filled/mad path"
Vixen Victoire
"Lady May's Teasers Toolkit is a must for burley starlets new to the scene. I had a fabulously fun and informative day learning not just basics of the burley business, but tricks of the trade too. Any new performer knows that performing is super swell....but what about the nitty gritty of promoting ones self,staying inspired and making your millions? Lady May spoiled us with salacious brains from the burley business who gave valuable and concise lectures on creativity, finance and costume to name just a few. I left feeling excited,inspired,savvy and revved up for my next gallactic burley adventure! Super greateful. (sic)"
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Tips From The Top: The Expert Speakers of 'The Teaser's Toolkit'
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Felicity Furore

Burlesque Hair and Makeup: Tips and Tricks

International showgirl & top 20 ranked UK performer, impeccably groomed Felicity will be sharing her hair & make-up hacks, quick fixes & inspiration. Image: Adam Richardson


Odelia Opium

Costuming for Stage

Inspired by the style of bygone eras, Odelia is both a beautiful performer and a historical costumier, sharing tips on research, originality, and making costume work for your acts. Image: Tigz Rice


Grace Gelder

Performing for Camera - Look Good, Feel Good

Grace is a photographer with experience in every environment - she teaches, she exhibits, and she'll take us through getting the best shots as we exhibit too! 


Q&A Session

Speaker Panel

Included in your ticket price is both a networking lunch, AND a Q&A panel where you can ask for our experiences, our highs and lows, our tips to store costumes - anything you've been dying to know! Image: Angus Stewart


Virgin Xtravaganzah

Storytelling & Characterisation

Compere, performer and producer, Virgin's session will be talking about conveying message and ideas in our performace, and the importance of creating work with both intellectual concepts, and great storytelling. Image: PEROU


Lady May

Bookings & Beyond

Lady May has performed & taught across the country, from new performers, to corporate groups, and onto the small screen! In this talk she'll cover how to find bookings, get bookings & keep getting booked. Image: Shannon Swift


Holli-Mae Johnson

Performer Branding & Marketing

Editor-in-chief of 21st Century Burlesque, business coach Holli-Mae is here to help you find your USP, define your performer brand, and market to the right people, in the right way to improve visibility & bookings. Image: Tigz Rice


Miss Jolie Papillon

Tips from The Top

Closing our afternoon of talks, we are honoured to have Miss Jolie Papillon. Award-winning artist, singler and 1/3rd of the producers and stars behind 'The Gin House Burlesque Revue', Jolie is a headliner with wonderful tales to share. Image: Tigz Rice

Our Venue:
The Teaser's Toolkit is being hosted at Fontaine's, a beautiful art deco venue in East London, where we have exclusive hire for the afternoon ~ this means you'll have uninterrupted access to 7 of the industry's top names, as well as photo opportunities in a stunning Art Deco location. Dress to pose accordingly! Your ticket price includes a full lunch in this stunning venue too.
Come for the workshop, stay for the cocktails!
And So Much More:
As well as taking away memories and information packs, you'll all take away a goodie bag from What Katie Did, including vouchers and treats! What Katie Did are a lingerie-lover's dream, a Performer's paradise of robes, stockings, corsetry, shaprewear and vintage-inspired lingerie....aka deliciousness!
There'll also be special offers, discounts, and prizes on the day for the most Social Media interaction, with gifts from What Katie Did, Odelia Opium Costumes, and Felicity Furore...with more to follow! So get those instagram accounts ready to share away and win wonders!
So if you're ready to take your love of performance from theory to practical, from passion to paid work, book your place today.
Tickets to this exclusive event are £90 incl booking fee, and as we want to keep this intimate so you get more contact time, spaces are strictly limited.
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