AFTER sell-out shows in Edinburgh, Perth, Adelaide and Brighton “Blues and Burlesque” comes to South Hill Park this Saturday with all the feistiness and fun you’d expect.

This live original cabaret act charts the gritty mid-life crisis of former Dexys Midnight Runners pianist Pete Saunders, who wrote the show and has taken it across the world.

Full of bare bottoms and flirty dancing, the original blues music, written by Pete, is soulfully sung by smoke-voiced Lady Beau Peep, an acclaimed burlesque performer in her own right.

More burlesque is offered by dancer Felicity Furore who brings sassy confidence to the stage.

Pete Saunders said: “It’s a bit like how you see clubs in old movies, it’s similar to that. It’s all a lot of fun. Women seem to be really comfortable with it all, men enjoy it too but they could expect to get some attention from the ladies.

“We’ve been doing this for years now so we know when to push it and when to play safe.”

Old-school glamour is the order of the day as Beau Peep, a stunning foil for the sardonic Saunders, threads the acts together with provocative wit and charm. Humour, clever pastiche and a beautifully nuanced engagement with their audience mean Saunders and his Lady defy all expectations in a show that takes both blues and burlesque in a delightfully different direction, adding something extra to both.

Showing this Saturday (Sept 24) at 8pm. 

Suitable for 18+ only.

For tickets visit the South Hill Park website.