House of Trixie Blue

Enterprise of Burlesque Entertainment

3 Minutes with Tawny Kay

Hey everyone,

Squeeeeee!!! It’s one of our favourite times in the month where we bring you a cheeky insight into the lives of your favourite UK/International burlesque performers.

Oh and today is no exception.  

This amazing performer strutted her stuff at our last Periwinkle Pussycat Burlesque & Cabaret show. She won the award for ‘Gives Good Face’ – 2016 Tea Time Tassel off! Its no other than the fierce and fabulous Ms Tawny Kay…

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HOTB– How did you get into burlesque?
TK – I started out backstage for bang tidy burlesque (Heidi bang tidy) I’d been to a show added Heidi to Facebook and saw that she was looking for backstage and front of house staff. I thought what do I have to lose….best thing I ever did!


HOTB – Who is your inspiration?
TK – Lots of people inspire me for lots of different reasons, I love that the industry is made up of strong creative people who are fighting private battles everyday but still get out there and express themselves, take knock backs on the chin pick themselves up and keep going. I love that people can express themselves in whatever way they choose from the beautiful to the fierce to the filthy and everything in-between.


HOTB – What is your favourite music to perform to?
TK – I don’t have a favourite music just something that makes me feel, I like a change in tempo and beat and prefer the modern to the traditional


HOTB – Do you have a favourite act? and why? (your own act and others)
TK – An act I could watch over and over and never get bored is not an act as such but East End Cabaret are just fantastic!


HOTB –  What is your favourite costume piece?
TK – My favourite costume piece is probably still my robe from heart shaped box.


HOTB -Tomato Sauce or Brown Sauce?
TK – Brown sauce always brown sauce


HOTB – If you had a movie made about your life, who would play you?
TK – Lucille ball as my life is a giant farcical comedy!


HOTB – Is there any advice you would give to fledgling performers?
TK – Fledgling supporters…network, it doesn’t matter how good you are if no one has heard of you, support shows, support the scene and practice and hone your craft be constantly learning and striving to improve, oh and don’t be a twat! (Top tip) xx


Like Tawny on Facebook and find out more about the fabulous Ms Kay. 


Thank you so much to Tawny for taking time out to chat to us.  Cheers to you lovely lot for reading.  Head on over to our Facebook page to tell us who else you want us to interview, we do this just for you. 

Thanks again and don’t forget to shimmy

Love & Shimmies

House of Trixie Blue



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