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…

  • LBF expands to a week, 2010

    ‘LBF rebranded to London Burlesque Week in 2010. By then, the standard and quality of performance within the industry was immense, and new ‘queens’ of the scene were emerging.

    ‘At the opening night of LBW 2011, Berlin’s Lada Redstar arrived in her new ‘Queen of the Bugs’ outfit and captured the admiring attention of flashing cameras and excited patrons alike. I just had to stop and pose with her for the press!’

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