The wonderful world of The Fainting Couch!
Saturday 27th July
For one night only exquisite cabaret creatures come to Scunthorpe for the wildest Summer Show in town. Be transported back to an evening of old-school glamour as some of the UK’s top burlesque and cabaret stars entertain you with comedy, circus, song and striptease! Featuring Dave The Bear, Norman Lovett, Cherry Shakewell, Rita Rumpunch and Elsie Diamond.
The Fainting Couch is extremely excited to welcome NORMAN LOVETT! Norman may be best remembered as Holly the
computer from Red Dwarf but he has made a name for
himself as an incredibly talented stand-up comedian.
Now he is about to play some dates around the UK after
a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe with his back to
basics stand-up show Entertaining Moaner.
He played the original Comedy Store many times and even
supported the Clash, one of the personal highlights of his
career. Television & Radio followed which included his own
sitcom I, Lovett on BBC2 in which he played an eccentric
inventor. He also appeared in Keeping Up Appearances,
The Young Ones, The Bill, Rab C Nesbitt plus many other
‘The man is a natural born comic…his delivery is so
deadpan, he makes Jack Dee seem like Ken Dodd…few
could ever match his subtle skill.’
EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS
There won’t be a dry seat left in the house as we welcome back DAVE THE BEAR! Singer, Compere, Burlesque Legend and Heartbreaker. His Royal Hairiness!
Since September 2018 Dave has been a judge on BBC One Talent Show All Together Now, airing Christmas Eve 2018 and January/February 2019
WINNER – The Vienna Boylesque Championships 2015
WINNER – Best Male Burlesque Performer, The Burlesque Awards 2016
LOSER – Pride of Britain Award (Every Year)
As seen on 8 out of 10 Cats, The Xtra Factor and Cover Star of Playbear Magazine.
“Marvellously Funny and Wickedly Cheeky” – Attitude Magazine
“Sultry and Soulful, I could have listened to him all night” – The Scotsman
“Epically Entertaining” – Burlesque Bible
“You’re an Idiot” – Simon Cowell
Next up on our banging line up is the incredible blonde Brighton Bombshell CHERRY SHAKEWELL! Shakewell by name and by nature, the original golden goddess and Queen of kitsch takes you back to heady days of the 60’s and seventies. Performer and producer of Bond-themed variety show Double Oh Heaven and full-time retro Golden Goddess!
Leading proceedings for the night will be your own Scunny slapper ELSIE DIAMOND. Now living and taking the cabaret scene by storm in Brazil, Elsie has performed in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Stockholm, Nice, Warsaw, Hamburg, Vienna, Amsterdam and Argentina. With her Jessica Rabbit figure, a voice from a bygone era and cheeky comic charm Miss Diamond will get the party started, keep it going and may even treat you to one or two of her own burlesque acts.
“Not to be missed” Readers Digest
“Diamond executes some impressive nipple tassel twirling” The Times
As always we love to introduce new talent to you. Please welcome RITA RUMPUNCH. A dash of dynamite, a sprinkle of sass and a whole lotta booty shaking that really packs a punch! Gaze upon her if you dare! A neo-burlesque newbie born out of the Hebden bridge little theatre to bring you to your knees with each bodaciously beautimous body ripple. She’ll beguile your senses, mesmerise the masses and bring you drop dead gorgon gorgeousness. But beware… whatever you do… don’t look into her eyes…
No dress code but dress to impress (vintage, glamour, burlesque, fancy dress all encouraged) as there will be a BEST DRESSED COMPETITION.
Nipple Tassels and Fainting Couch merchandise will also be on sale
Over 18s Only