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This is a podcast with a difference where all the guests are from the world of alternative performance; burlesque dancers, illusionists, fetish acts, drag queens, character acts, circus clowns, sword swallowers & special FX make up artists. 

May 27, 2018

This week I chat to Daniel Dorian Johnson better known as Mr Freak, a sword swallower, fire eater and a blockhead! Not a member of Ian Dury's backing band but a common term for a lot of circus acts who like to nail things into their heads and other parts of the anatomy!

Mr Freak the sideshow geek, has been performing...

May 20, 2018

This week I chat to Blaq Ivory an Asian drag queen from Manchester's gay village. Blaq has been going for 15 years and shares some great stories of her experiences as a drag act on the circuit. 

Growing up in Rochdale she tells of her journey from the early stages of creating her alter ego, appearing as just a t-girl...

May 13, 2018

This week I'm chatting to Nim Burgin, a Manchester based costume designer who has designed many wonderful garments and outfits for performers and general public. 

Nim has been making unique, one-off clothing for herself and clients for 25 years now, and corsets for the last 10 years. She always gets a thrill from seeing...

May 6, 2018

This week I'm chatting to the wonderful Trixie Blue, burlesque performer who is based in Newcastle, in the UK. 

Trixie is a multi-award winning burlesque enchantress (currently the Bohemian Princess at the Bohemian Burlesque Festival Prague & 1st Runner up title at the British Crown at the World Burlesque Games), Trixie...