There’s a new cabaret show in town, and it’s set to be a scorcher! Since selling out at The Nightingale Rooms earlier this year, The Sassy Cabaret hasn’t looked back, returning with an eclectic array of burlesque, fire performers, contortionists, hoopers, pole and – of course – lots of glitter for their fifth show at their new venue, The Rialto Theatre.
With Sassy having quickly become a popular local event since its inaugural event, Betty Nails – the founder of Sassy and neo-burlesque performer – is unsurprisingly proud of everything the show has achieved so far. Starting in the Brighton burlesque scene ten years ago as a maid at the popular Smooch Club, Betty quickly learnt the ropes (so to speak), working her way up through the scene to her own solo performance and director of Sassy.
The idea for The Sassy Cabaret Club came directly from her days with Smooch Club, taking inspiration from its emphasis on variety and getting local performers together in an environment where they could all have fun. Of course, strip tease is a serious business, however the idea of spawning a cabaret family of her own has stayed with her and forms the ethos of Sassy.
Apparently, her approach works wonders, with Sassy having attracted much of Brighton’s local talent and performers from as far away as Huddersfield. What Sassy has achieved in such a short space of time is not something Nails takes lightly, and the fabulous audiences that are attracted to her show (who always seem to make the effort to keep to the themes each offering brings) ever humble her. With four sellouts already under their shiny belt, it looks like Sassy are certainly doing something right – but can they make it a fifth?
To find out, head to the Necropolis on Fri 14 Oct. As the days shorten and darkness starts to reign once more, it’s time to celebrate the coming of All Hallows Eve: the one night of the year where they say the dead truly roam the Earth! To prepare you for this deliciously sinister season, The Sassy Cabaret Club invites you Down to the Necropolis for their very own ghoulishly glittery night of satanic sauciness and deadly debauchery. Travel into the crypts and tombs of the ancients and discover macabre wonders and creepy cavorts that will keep you on your toes throughout the very first official pre-Halloween warm up in Brighton.
If you find that’s not enough to whet your appetite, they’ll also be putting on their last show of the year – the Rock & Roll Glitter Ball – on Fri 9 Dec, kicking off the festive season in glittery sassiness and getting everyone in the party mood.