Folly founder Ooh La Lou answers our questions this week!
If you could choose a new stage name, what would it be?
Tess Tickle. Definitely.
Which variety acts on the circuit have you enjoyed recently?
Duo Visage, aka Beau and Sam are just stunning. They are a gorgeous aerial duet act that I have been performing with at Cafe De Paris recently. Super sexy, beautifully choreographed and technically brilliant. Also, two of the nicest people to hang out with backstage!
Tell us about your first crush
Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing - the crush still remains to this day! Love that he was such an incredible dancer, but so masculine at the same time. The only man I'd jump in a lake for!
Disclose some insider information about the Folly Mixtures whatsapp group
Oooooohhh, what happens in the Folly whatsapp stays in the Folly whatsapp....it's the go to place if you've had a date disaster, can't decide what to wear, need to see a cute picture of a kitten, can't sleep at 3am.....
Tell us about a teacher that has inspired you
Jean Hewitt ran the dance school I went to from a toddler up to going to stage school at the age of 16 and I have so many happy memories of being there. Jean is sadly no longer with us but always had a moto when we were doing show rehearsals and something would go wrong. You'd hear her from the back of the room shouting 'Carry On Regardless!' Actually a pretty apt saying to take with me through my Burlesque career!
We are very lucky to have been part of this UK touring theatre show for a number of years now and have visited some incredible theatres around the country as well as further afar, including Latvia, Copenhagen and Belarus!
The show features a great variety of Burlesque, Circus, Song, Magic, Comedy and more and there are always four fabulous Folly Mixtures in each show, performing both group routines and solo acts. We are looking forward to taking the show to Poland for a week in December... although it may be a bit chilly for some of our costumes!
This week we will be in Coventry, Manchester and Scunthorpe and then off to Liverpool and Dublin the following week. If you would like to find out more and book tickets, visit the website here