Chaz Royal’s ten-year anniversary

The Canadian cabaret producer celebrates a decade of decadence

In 2002, Canadian Mark Henderson hit upon a new name and a new business when he began producing burlesque shows as Chaz Royal. He’s been one of the international scene’s leading showmakers ever since, with events ranging from London Burlesque Week to this year’s Edinburgh run of ‘Sexy Circus Sideshow’. Ahead of his ten-year anniversary shows at Bush Hall, Ben Walters asked Chaz to plunder his scrapbook for some key moments in his journey…

  • History Repeating, 2012

    ‘After a decade of producing burlesque events, I’m celebrating my ten-year anniversary at Bush Hall on November 23 and 24. And plans for a ten-day LBF 2013 are already underway,including a one-day micro-convention.

    ‘This shot was taken this year outside Madame Jojos in Soho, venue for numerous events I’ve produced. They say it’s not where you’re from, it’s where you’re at. My heart and soul is in London, producing burlesque events, and this photo is a reflection of that spirit.’

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