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Dublin Burlesque Festival returns this November

A weekend of decadent thrills awaits...

The Hot Press Newsdesk, 13 Sep 2013

Taking place from November 7 - 10, Dublin's Burlesque Festival returns for a third year of colourful shows, eye-popping performances and interactive workshops. Selected highlights include...

Thursday November 7

A Speakeasy styled evening in the Mercantile Dublin 2

A unique jazz experience with the festival's dedicated burlesque team on hand, featuring some of Dublin's finest jazz singers and a classic old-time speakeasy atmosphere. Ticket price includes your first drink.

Friday November 8

Circus Macabre at the Sugar Club

Hosted by Des O'Connor, the Circus Macabre invites you to commune with your darker side, get in touch with the surreal and laugh hysterically along to the tunes of your destruction. Special guest star on the night is world-renowned burlesque performer Fancy Chance (pictured above). Suggested dress code on the night is alternative, gothic, Steampunk, etc.

Saturday November 9

Gala performance and Awards

This night will showcase the classic, retro and cheesecake burlesque acts with some of Ireland's top performers (male and female) competing to win the coveted "Epiphany" award. Suggested dress code is formal, 1920's - 2013 red carpet glamour.

For more information and a full programme of events, visit

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