Briar Rouge’s burlesque proves a big hit at the Market Theatre, Hitchin

Hitchin burlesque dancer Becky Bennett, performing in her Briar Rouge persona at the town's Market T

Hitchin burlesque dancer Becky Bennett, performing in her Briar Rouge persona at the town's Market Theatre on Friday. Photo: Sharon Cooper Photography - Credit: Archant

Six sultry stars blew the audience away with a sold-out programme of burlesque cabaret at Hitchin’s Market Theatre.

Hitchin’s Becky Bennett – who performs as Briar Rouge – was joined for the show last Friday, entitled Peekaboo, by Betty Rogers, Hélène de Joie, Constance Peach, Belle Vedere and Sadie Sinner the Songbird, all based in the capital.

“We’re so close to London, but there’s no cabaret scene here – I’m hoping to change that,” said Becky.

“I wanted to bring what I do and what I love to my home town.

“Each performer had a different take on burlesque – we showed off a real spectrum of the art.

“I’m totally overwhelmed by how well it’s all gone down. Everyone is already asking when the next one will be.

“I’ll definitely be putting on another show, and I hope to be running more beginners’ burlesque and body confidence classes, too.”

Becky holds burlesque classes in Hitchin on Tuesday and Thursday nights – see www.briarrouge.com.

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