MISS POLLY RAE: The All New Hurly Burly Show Plays the Leicester Square Theatre February 23-28
February 2010 will see the UK burlesque sensation Miss Polly Rae, revolutionise the scene by taking burlesque away from small stage cabaret and onto the stage at the Leicester Square Theatre in Miss?Polly Rae: The All New Hurly Burly Show.
Mistress of the burlesque, Miss Polly Rae and her Hurly Burly Girlys will set a new standard in performance with the ultimate sensuous and risqué show.
Miss Polly Rae will give her own definitive performance - singing live - an exceptional marriage of vocal talent and burlesque art.
Miss?Polly Rae: The All New Hurly Burly Show's premiere season runs from Tuesday February 23 - Sunday?February 28.
Press night: Wednesday February 24
William Baker's 15-year career spans the arts from celebrated stylist and photographer to author and West End director. Critically acclaimed as Creative Director for Kylie Minogue and collaborations with numerous other artists including Britney Spears, Bjork and Jamiroquai; Baker will focus his gold star standards on the show with original direction, set design and couture outfits - all the high end production values that the West End is famed for.
With inspiration taken from burlesque's most celebrated era, that of the ‘40s and ‘50s Americana pin-ip girls, Miss Polly Rae and her Hurly Burly Girlys are to perform their new and original choreographed routines to additional influences including Marie Antoinette and even outer-space...
Miss?Polly Rae: The All New Hurly Burly Show promises to be erotic, sumptuous and exquisite in its splendour; showcasing the beauty of the burlesque in all its femininity and maturity - an exceptional concept to be brought to life and a must-see.
Miss Polly Rae, the UK's rising star of burlesque, and her Hurly Burly Girlys have appeared on ITV1's, "The Alan Titchmarsh Show", BBC3's "Celebrity Scissorhands" and 5 News. They have also been featured on the front cover of Time Out. Polly has performed regularly for Agent Provocateur, has appeared on "The Paul O Grady Show" on Channel 4 and is the face of XBox/PC computer game Battlestations PacificTM for Eidos entertainment.
William Baker was working as a sales assistant for Vivienne Westwood when he first met the singer Kylie Minogue and her photographer Katerina Jebb. Soon after he became her stylist and creative director. He held this position for 11 years, until April 2005. He worked with the designer Alan Macdonald on Minogue's 2001 "Fever" tour, and in 2003 launched the Love Kylie lingerie range with Minogue. He also co-authored the book "La La La" with her as well as working as producer and director on Kylie's 2007 documentary "White Diamond". His most recent colloboration with her was as creative director on her "KYLIEX2008" tour. In 2007 he made his debut as a theatre director with the West End revival of "Rent"- "Rent Remixed". He has also worked with Garbage, Tricky, Björk, Tori Amos, Reef and Jamiroquai on album and single covers, and music videos. He most recently worked as stylist for Britney Spears on her 2009 "The Circus Starring: Britney Spears" tour.
As a producer, remixer and songwriter, Steve Anderson has worked on records by Kylie Minogue, Take That, Michael Jackson, Britney Spears , Paul McCartney and The Pet Shop Boys. He first met Kylie when producing her 1994 album featuring the song "Confide In Me' which he co-wrote as one half of legendary production/remix team Brothers In Rhythm. In 1998 he was asked to become her Musical Director and has been so ever since working alongside her Creative Director William Baker on record-breaking tours ("Initimate And Live", "Showgirl", "KylieFever", "KylieX"), live performances ("The Sydney Olympics") and TV shows ("The Kylie Show", "MTV Awards"). He provided the soundtrack to her film "White Diamond" and was also Musical Director for the West End revival of "Rent - Remixed". He has most recently completed work on Kylie's first ever live shows in North America.
Miss Polly Rae:?The All New Hurly Burly Show
6 Leicester Place
Box office: 0844 847 24 75