House of Burlesque: 2.0

Nightlife, Cabaret and burlesque
4 out of 5 stars
(9user reviews)
House of Burlesque: 2.0
'House of Burlesque: 2.0' at Underbelly Festival

This stylish, subversive burlesque night hits Underbelly Festival for summer

Award-winning masters of tease House of Burlesque are back on the Southbank with a new show for 2017. 'House of Burlesque:2.0' is compered by Tempest Rose, who'll bring her signature mix of wit, subversion and sauce to the night.

This time, she's taking her inspiration from technology, for a futuristic night of burlesque and neon-bright spectacle. Enjoy the show alongside cocktails in Underbelly Festival's atmospheric new Southbank tent space. 


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This stylish and risque show in the Spiegeltent inside Leicester Square’s atmospheric Christmas Market is for the naughty guys and gals. Guys like me.

No, burlesque and cabaret are not strippers but really a celebration of girl power. Performers are all stars in their own way with an array of daring and alluring performances to the sound. But it’s the host Tempest Rose who is the brightest star among them all, bringing to the show her hypnotic charm, sharp wit and glamorous personality.

Unlike any burlesque shows I’ve seen, House of Burlesque 2.0 gets all techy bringing with it neon-bright spectacles and a futuristic look at burlesque.

The show lasts about 1 hour and 30 minutes. Long enough to to be entertained and will let get home by midnight. A very good way to spend an evening night after work or after a long week on a Friday night. 

A really funny night out, get there early to join the queue and get a good seat. It's within Underbelly so loads to eat/drink nearby too.


As an aspiring burlesque performer, I thought to myself why not go and check out the infamous Tempist Rose and the house of burlesque. After all, if I'm going to be spending my hard earned money on perfecting my craft at their evening classes, why wouldn't I see if they were any good or not. You see I have been to a few classes in other schools before and was made to feel like anything other than classic burlesque was 'trashy' or a 'phase'. God forbid you would want to move out of the comfort zone and do something modern or unique. So when I sat down in the specially constructed circus tent on the southbank, the last thing I was expecting was to eventually be presented with one of the greatest shows that I have ever seen in my life.

A bold statement I know, but there is literally nothing to fault in any aspect of the show. It's classic, and edgy. Bold, bright and funny, and the girls... no WOMEN, emulate confidence, power and sexiness. I have a hard time trying to describe what being a feminist means to me, but somehow the amazing intelligent, very naughty and proudly displayed middle finger to the still very misogynistic society, displays all of the best parts of being a woman. And my they really are the finest forms of women, of all shapes,sizes and races, it is clear that no matter how you look all you really need is attitude. Even if you're not that into burlesque, the imagination of the show will blow you away, not to mention fabulous costumes and utterly cool music. This is what you call classic cabaret, an intelligent performance that comments on society at it is today. Classic vaudeville with a showing of modern sexy.

What an amazing night out! This was my first trip to a burlesque night and I will definitely be returning. Tempest Rose is a great host making the night feel like you're out with just a group of your best friends not in a room full of strangers :) The acts were amazing and great variety on show.


We went to this show last night and was truly impressed, best Burlesque evening I've been to for a long while. Tempest Rose has great presence and voice. The acts were excellent - favourites the neon hula girl and the acrobatic aerial hoop. Fab music and audience great fun. Look forward to seeing again 😊


I didn't enjoy this show at all. In fact, we left after the interval. The opening number was quite good, but it was downhill from there. The presenter kept tripping over her words, there was cringe worthy lip-syncing going on from the male dancer (who also looked like he was wearing a diaper under his pants) and most of the acts simply did a bit of dancing and that was it - I would say music videos are raunchier these days than this show was!

I really enjoyed it, but I found it a bit expensive . I was expecting definitively more for my momey. The presenter was fantastic, great sense of humor, fantastic interaction with the audience. On the other hand I found of the acts a bit weak! The presentation and the costumes were really elaborated in general , but some of the dancers fall a bit short. Don't take me wrong in general is a good show, but not for 15 quid!

Gosh - where to start ! The whole show was well produced - brilliant sense of humour - superb acts and (real) women - not a twiggy in sight - ooo er as one might say. Words as they say fail me.......On buying the tickets some six weeks earlier at the Festival Hall one of the assistants suggested that I would see 'plenty of ankles' and in truth 'rather more'... The actors presented a performance during which they teased and tormented - danced like mad and offered very accurate comments on the changing situation for women over the decades - political points very well made - but don't be in anyway put off - well worth the ticket price ! Thanks to the whole company - they made my night....... John

Great night out - funny and decent on the eyes too! Went with my husband and we both really enjoyed it