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Monday, June 9, 2008

Hurly Burly Burlesque at The Gore Hotel

Miss Polly Rae
Miss Polly Rae and her Hurly Burly Girlys present a decadent and intimate burlesque soirée at The Gore Hotel this Friday. If you’re into burlesque, you couldn‘t ask for a better act in a more perfect venue.

Miss Polly Rae’s beautiful dance troupe burst onto the London burlesque scene last year, having been voted “Best Troupe 2007” in the Ministry of Burlesque awards. They’re now regulars at London’s top burlesque venues; Soho Revue Bar and Volupté Lounge.

The Gore Hotel is famous for its love affair with the theatre and the burlesque evening takes it right back to its roots. Set within a Victorian townhouse near The Royal Albert Hall, this is a lavish and luxurious boutique that has been open since the 19th century. Judy Garland visited The Gore so often she was practically a resident. Guests can now sleep in the “Judy Garland Room” in her original gilt wood bed. Today the hotel still attracts a mix of fascinating people and is especially popular with those from the film, fashion and music industries.

Guests will be stimulated by six enticing performances throughout the evening, both in the hotel’s candlelit, art deco style ‘Bar 190’ as well as a specially created “Supper Club” downstairs where dinner costs £35 per person and gets you a table for the whole night.

Music is provided by DJ El Nino, who will spin Burlesque-inspired tunes. While they aren’t strict about burlesque attire; you really ought to make the effort; there will be satin gloves, corsets, pillar box hats, powdered noses and red lips everywhere. Bar 190 will serve three special cocktails, named after Hurly Burly’s performers on the night – the Miss Polly Rae, the Rosy Cheeks and the Betsy Bon Bon. The event ends at 1am, naturally the best way conclusion to the night is to stay over – The Gore’s got a special rate of £187 a night for a double room.

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