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29 Nov 2019

Sweet Dreams brings the Bombshells to the Powerhouse

This weekend saw Brisbane’s Bombshell Burlesque Academy taking over the Powerhouse’s main theatre, for a series of hour-long spectaculars, showcasing some of Queensland’s finest showgirls. The show, dubbed ‘Sweet Dreams’, featured performances from academy director Lila Luxx, Cello Bordello, Lucy Luxe, Martini McFly, Evie Libertine, and The Bombshells...

This weekend saw Brisbane’s Bombshell Burlesque Academy taking over the Powerhouse’s main theatre, for a series of hour-long spectaculars, showcasing some of Queensland’s finest showgirls.

The show, dubbed ‘Sweet Dreams’, featured performances from academy director Lila Luxx, Cello Bordello, Lucy Luxe, Martini McFly, Evie Libertine, and The Bombshells troupe.

Set to a sterling soundtrack that featured the likes of Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande, and Metallica (because why not?), ‘Sweet Dreams’ led the audience into a dreamland, filled with magical, sultry performances, all under the watchful eye of showgirl extraordinaire Jacqueline Furey.

Standouts included Cello Bordello taking to the skies, in an aerial striptease that was as beautiful in the shadows as it was on stage, and MC Jacqueline Furey quite literally lighting up the stage with a fiery take on burlesque.

Expertly choreographed, featuring an array of stunning costumes, this is Brisbane burlesque at its most polished.

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29 Nov 2019

Raunchy, Riveting and Raucous - a fabulous night out!

Grab your friends, a bottle of bubbly, your finest sparkly shoes and ready your screaming voices - the Bombshell Burlesque showgirls put on a hell of a night out and Sweet Dreams is anything but sleepy! The Brisbane Powerhouse was a hit this weekend with two nights of...

Grab your friends, a bottle of bubbly, your finest sparkly shoes and ready your screaming voices – the Bombshell Burlesque showgirls put on a hell of a night out and Sweet Dreams is anything but sleepy!

The Brisbane Powerhouse was a hit this weekend with two nights of stunning burlesque performances loosely (by their own admission) based on the theme of slumber.

Jacqueline Furey oozes chemistry as the deliciously sarcastic host, guiding the audience between set pieces featuring devastating flexibility, sultry stripteases, breath-taking aerial acrobatics, edge-of-your-seat, breath-catching-in-your-throat stunts, and oodles of attitude.

It’s no surprise the charged atmosphere in the room swings from reverent to rowdy: the award-winning cast directed by burlesque heavyweight Lila Luxx have the audience in the palm of their hands, alternately punctuating the performance with whoops and whistles when it’s heating up and holding their breath when the performance cools to a simmer.

And would somebody give their seamstress a Tony already!?

The costumes are phenomenal!

Carefully considered tearaways, intricate embellishments and some very impressive architectural work ensure every reveal is a delight in its own right and more than make up for an almost complete lack of set.

Sweet Dreams may only have had a short run for Wonderland Festival, but Bombshell Burlesque put on a variety of shows throughout the year – do yourself a favour and get along to one (or six).

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BOMBSHELL BURLESQUE: SWEET DREAMS

29-30 Nov 2019

Powerhouse Theatre Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm

Spruce up your evening with this glamour extravaganza!

Filled with cheeky show features, slick choreography, award-winning soloists, jaw-dropping aerial performance and a little touch of danger to bring your showgirl dreams to life.