Modern cabaret and burlesque shows can trace their roots back to the taverns and coffee houses of 18th century London. Hear how they grew in popularity and made history.
Variety shows in London still continue today, often with venues with a single doorway leading out into the street. Some are steeped in history and others are making history today.
Making history today is Ivy Paige, international showgirl, singer and burlesque queen. Check out our London History Podcast Episode 9: Music Halls and Cabaret – from yesterday to today to hear Ivy’s experiences backstage and what it’s really like working in the world of cabaret in London.