The Miss Burlesque team are thrilled to host the first ever Mr Boylesque Ireland competition on June 9 in the Button Factory, Temple Bar.
Miss Burlesque was established in 2010 in Australia, it was brought to Irish shores by Azaria Starfire in 2013, it has recently expanded to the UK, and will also debut in Scotland this September.
After five hugely successful Miss Burlesque Ireland shows, this year will be the launch of the first ever Mr Boylesque competition, flaunting the best male talent Irish burlesque and cabaret has to offer.
The finalists will compete across three categories to win the coveted Mr Boylesque crown & title. Stepping out on the red carpet, emulating traditional Burlesque and pulling out all the stops in their own unique interpretation of Burlesque. It promises to be a night of wild entertainment.
Hailing from across the country the performers are Bear Lee There, Tyler Eros, Bobby Bordeaux, BigChief RandomChaos, Captain Anchor, Lykan Animal, & Brian Bearu.
Meet the Mr Boylesque Contestants
Bear Lee There
Bear Lee There is a young (cough) bear into burlesque who started out in the world of performance. This bear is looking to entertain you the best way he can, well some way at least. Does this bear shite in the woods? No, he doesn’t he has standard you know.
Currently a film art student in university with a background mainly in theatre, Tyler Eros has seriously taken up burlesque since Summer 2017. Since taking classes with Soup Du Jour, he was able to devise his own act for the Newcomer Competition Night of “Belfast Burlesque Festival 2017” in which he placed 3rd overall. He has since performed his act at “Queertopia” (an alternative LGBT networking and befriending performers around the country. cabaret show in Belfast) and has been an avid supporter of the Burlesque scene in both Northern Ireland and the Republic.
Bobby Bordeaux has been dancing in the club scene all around the North and South of Ireland for close to 10 years now but still considers himself very new to Burlesque as he just started performing in Cabaret from September of 2016.
Big Chief Random Chaos
Big Chief Random Chaos was born out of the 90’s Dublin Dance Scene. His own brand of freak out visual weirdness and slapstick humour has both thrilled and dismayed audiences for the past twenty years. His is a gorgeous half man, half woman, half fish.
Captain Anchor is a cabaret crooner, burlesque boy, DJ and alternative model who is based in Kilkenny.
Award-winning performer, Fabio Ego Deflato took to the Burlesque stage in 2010. Our hapless hero brought his hopeless romanticism to all four corners of Ireland. In 2012 the beast was unleashed with Fabio’s alter-ego Lykan Animal who raunched his way across Irish stages with a blend of dark humour and cock-rock.
The evening will be hosted by emcee Phil T Gorgeous and will featuring Special Guest Host Bonnie Boux.
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