Lady Goes to a Burlesque Show

I go out for dinner a lot. In fact, I can’t remember the last time I ate dinner at home. Most of my meals are pretty standard: a course or three, wine, and pleasant conversation. But recently I had a dinner that involved all that and more. A lot more. It was a dinner at Volupte Burlesque Cabaret Club in London, and there was more flesh involved in my meal than just my steak.

Volupte cabaret show in London

Volupte invited me and a friend for dinner and a burlesque show. We arrived at the venue in time for a drink at the low-lit upstairs bar, after which we were led downstairs to the intimate dining room. Tables were set in two rows, and in front of them was an area that had been left clear for the show.

Dining room at Volupte in London

We ordered our dinner from a menu with all of the classics. I had soup and a steak, and my friend ordered scallops and pasta. As we settled in for the entertainment, we sipped on glasses of the house red wine.

Dinner at Volupte club in London

Soon we were greeted by the emcee of the evening, a man of many magical talents. He wowed us with everything from card tricks to one-liners before introducing the first lovely lady of the night, Dolores Deluxe.

Emcee at Volupte club in London

Dolores sang a song for us, tantalizing the audience with a scant outfit but not revealing anything beyond her bikini lines. When she finished, the emcee returned for more fun. It was all a bit bizarre, but in a good way.

Singer at Volupte cabaret show in London

As I worked to cool my hot soup, the burlesque show entertainment absorbed the steam. Vicious Delicious was up next, and she had a racy number that culminated with rather a lot of flesh. Almost as much as my steak. Not being adept at writing about all things burlesque, I will leave her outfit (or lack thereof) to your imagination.

Performer at Volupte cabaret show in London

The same went for the number involving ballet shoes, the act performed to a Michael Jackson song, and the classic “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend”.

Singer at Volupte cabaret show in London

Interspersed among the scantily clad women and their creative acts of seduction were more antics by the emcee. He encouraged audience participation in his card tricks, getting a girl on her hen do to pick a card out of a deck from which he then retrieved it. He even put a giant yellow balloon on his head.

Emcee at Volupte cabaret show in London

At the end of the cabaret show, all of the girls came back on stage and did a final number together. They then lifted up the emcee and carried him off the stage, leaving the audience to hold its own impromptu dance party to the sounds of the DJ. It was strange. It was fun. It was a great change of pace from my normal nights out.

Dancers at Volupte cabaret show in London

As my friend and I walked up the stairs to the exit, we couldn’t help but feel like the Volupte burlesque cabaret show was a great way to mix up our usual dinner routine in London. Next time I’m in the mood for food and a bit of out-of-the-ordinary entertainment, I might just go for another round.

8 Comments on Lady Goes to a Burlesque Show

  1. Annette | Bucket List Journey
    June 24, 2012 at 6:09 pm (4 years ago)

    I, like you, eat out a lot! I own a restaurant so have absolutely no food at home except microwavable popcorn and wine. Though I have been to dinner theatre, I have never been to dinner and a burlesque show. Looks like a blast!

    • aladyinlondon
      June 25, 2012 at 2:02 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks Annette! Glad to know I’m not the only one that eats out a lot!

  2. benita michelle wheeler
    June 26, 2012 at 8:03 pm (4 years ago)

    it sounds like a lot of fun.

    • aladyinlondon
      June 26, 2012 at 8:06 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks Benita! It was fun!

  3. Alice
    June 29, 2012 at 10:05 pm (4 years ago)

    Volupte is the best!

    • aladyinlondon
      June 30, 2012 at 7:08 am (4 years ago)

      Glad you like it, Alice!

  4. Luke
    July 4, 2012 at 2:54 pm (4 years ago)

    I have been many times and enjoyed a few of the different shows on different nights.
    The lovely food and good service have remained high in my opinion but the shows themselves, are a delight beyond compare. I always look forward to a night at Volupte.

    • aladyinlondon
      July 5, 2012 at 7:11 am (4 years ago)

      Glad you have enjoyed Volupte, too, Luke!


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