Al Rudge is a comic magician who likes to combine visual gags with variety, sideshow and vaudeville. His clever use of props and mime, together with his fast-paced wit has made him a hit from London to New York. He has performed stand-up in clubs, television, private parties and corporate events, where he has opened for the likes of Alan Carr, Lenny Henry, Jo Brand, Slade, Archie Kelly, John Hegley and many other familiar names both on tv and in music.
‘The only thing faster than his hands is his mouth’ - New York Post
Kitty Ribbons is an award winning and headling burlesque performer, actress, singer and vintage pin-up ambassador from Cheltenham. She has performed both internationally and all over the UK including London’s West End where she is often seen emerging from a giant champagne bottle or as a ballerina from the Nutcracker on a giant rotating music box. Expect the unexpected from this pocket rocket. At the 'Opulence Show' Kitty will be winning the hearts of everyone with her balloon popping antics and her show stopping RAF sweetheart routine.
‘A rising star’ HP Saucy Productions.
Alabama Boom is a little firecracker from Nottingham who lights up the stage with her playful props and a wide ranging repertoire of striptease characters from the damsel Rapunzel to a numchuck martial arts sensation.
'Always guarenteed to delight and tickle the audiences' fancy'. HP Saucy Productions
Satine Di Monte
Satine Di Monte is a professional salsa teacher from Wales who likes to dazzle her audiences with beautiful costumes and sensual moves. Performing her rhinestone cowgirl routine at the 'Opulence Show' she is guaranteed to whip-crack-away your worries.
'A confident and sexy stripteaseur with stage presence' HP Saucy Productions
Geeta Von Tease
Geeta Von Tease will be appearing at the 'Opulence Show' with her signature act, a James Bond tribute with a 'license to thrill', proving that diamonds are forever and can last longer than men!
'Full of Eastern Promise’ - NJ Productions
Jacques Bruxelles is a Compere who also perfoms comedy 'boylesque' striptease routines. He hails all the way from Belgium and is the best thing to come out of the little country since chocolate, Hercule Poirot and the 'muscles from Brussels' Jean Claude Van Damme
MORE ARTISTS TO BE ANNOUNCED
Come and enjoy the seductive and playful art of striptease combined with sauciness, comedy and vintage glamour on Saturday 12th August 2017 at The Wightman Theatre and celebrate the end of the Shrewsbury Flower Show with a night at the 'Opulence Show' brought to you by Geeta Von Tease in association with HP Saucy Productions.
Feel free to wear your corsets, vintage, retro, steam punk, flapper, Moulin Rouge, wartime, Victoriana, circus or fancy dress. Dress to impress. Prizes for the best dressed. Hen parties welcome.
Do you hate going to see burlesque shows in dark and dingy dives like the ones in function rooms of 'spit and sawdust' pubs, standing up all night sticking to the floor from spilled beer, struggling to see anything? HP Saucy Productions brings you quality burlesque and cabaret shows in 'unusual, creative and inspirational spaces' surrounded by timeless elegance, history and glamour. HP Saucy Productions aims to provide an environment where people can feel safe to express themselves.
Doors Open: 7.00 pm Show Starts: 8.00 pm
Show Ends: 10.15 pm
(20 mins interval)
10% discount available for pre-show diners at Carluccio's Italian restaurant
(proof of ticket purchase required to take advantage of this special deal)
ABOUT THE WIGHTMAN THEATRE
The Wightman Theatre was originally built as a Temperance Hall in 1854, and was known as Wightman Hall. During the last 60 years the building has been used for a wide range of purposes. It was taken over by the government as an army pay office during the First World War. It then became a dance hall, and later during the 1940s and 1950s it became Shrewsbury Repertory Theatre.
After closing its doors as a theatre in 1959, it reopened in 2016 as a multi-purpose arts and events venue with an emphasis on being a live performance space, and was renamed simply as The Wightman Theatre. Since reopening events have included concerts, plays, private parties, art exhibitions and films. The venue has a capacity of 215 and its location surrounded by a cafe culture of wine bars and restauants in the main market square makes it an attractive destination which is easily accessible. The Wightman Theatre is situated next door to the Italian restuarant Carluccio's, and just three doors away from the Music Hall Museum & Art Gallery.
Last autumn, The Wightman Theatre proudly opened its doors to host the first professional repertory company in Shrewsbury for 56 years. The company presented a rolling programme of productions for up to ten days at a time. Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Neville's Island and Arabian Nights received much critical acclaim, and word-of-mouth has started to build the momentum of interest in home-grown professional drama.
High-quality work from other companies, with productions like 'Shakespeare's Will' and 'What I Learned From Johnny Bevan' have continued the momentum, and sell-out concerts from Blues Boy Dan Owen, The Hanging Stars and local singer Libby Glixmann, have proven what excellent acoustics for live music The Wightman Theatre has to offer. You can expect an alternative programme of events to that offered by other venues in Shresbury.
The Wightman Theatre, 14a The Square, Shrewsbury Town Centre, SY1 1LN
Tel: 01743 290 704 (Box Office)
(You can also book here online via The Wightman Theatre box office)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. Is there any parking at the venue?
A. NO. The nearest parking is a five minute walk through the town centre in Hills Lane pay & display car park or Saint Julian's Friars (both free after 6.00 pm.)
Q. Is there any wheelchair access?
A. YES. There is a short flight of stairs, but there is a ramp available. Once inside The Wightman Theatre the performance space is on one level with some raked seating.
Q. Are there any hidden administrative charges and booking fees to pay?
A. NO. Using the secure Paypal button on this website to pay ensures that there are no additional charges such as box office fees.
Q. Is there a dress code?
A. Smart casual. However patrons at previous events hosted by HP Saucy Productions often dress up in cult clothing such as vintage, retro, steampunk, flapper, Moulin Rouge, wartime, fancy dress etc. There are prizes available for the best dressed.
Q. How do I know if my payment has been successful?
A. You will get an email from Paypal as proof of payment and an email confirmation will be sent from Paypal to HP Saucy Productions.
Q. Do I need to bring confirmation of my payment with me or print my ticket?
A. NO. Not everyone has access to a printer to print their proof of payment. HP Saucy Productions will have a list of names. If you want to take advantage of the 10% discount at Carluccio's Italian restaurant and you have lost your confirmation of payment please see Geeta Von Tease at the door on the night or any member of the HP Saucy Productions team.
Q. If I don't want to pay on-line in advance can I reserve tickets?
A. YES. You can reserve tickets by sending an email to or by phoning the Box Office at The Wightman Theatre on tel: 01743 290 704
Q. Will there be any traders at the show?
A. YES. 'Thighs The Limit' - a local company will be selling a selection of lingerie, stockings and other hosiery.
Q. What can I do during the interval?
A. Hot beverages, alcohol and light refreshments will be available from the bar. Raffle tickets will be available to purchase and 'The Thighs The Limit' will have a selection of lingerie and hosiery on sale. There is also a selection of coffee shops, wine bars and restaurants in The Square surrounding The Wightman Theatre.
Q. Can I buy tickets on the door?
A. YES. The tickets on the door will be £18.00 (seated) and £20.00 VIP (seated at tables) and will be subject to availability.
Q. Is there a refund policy?
A. YES. Up to 24 hours before the event. Please email quoting your confirmation reference.
VIEWS OF THE ENTRANCE TO THE WIGHTMAN THEATRE AND THE SQUARE OPPOSITE