Podcast Episode 2 – Bodies and Performing with Miss Mustardseed

Yes, we know it’s been over a month. Don’t remind us.

Yes, after a ridiculous delay owing to some technical difficulties, we are thrilled to release Episode 2 of the Invisible Cabaret Podcast!

Miss Mustardseed in her ‘standoff with a muffin’

In this episode, Ferrero Rochelle and Rosie Verbose are joined by troupe member Miss Mustardseed. By day, Miss Mustardseed is a critical care nurse and a key worker in the Covid crisis. By night, she likes to sing, recite poetry, and take her clothes off with Invisible Cabaret. Join us as we chat about how the pandemic is affecting her life and mental health, and how creativity has become a vital outlet for her (along with roller derby and binging Try Guys videos).

You can watch on YouTube (below) or listen on a variety of platforms available here!

CW: this episode features a substantial discussion on eating disorders. We have done our very best to make sure the conversation is not triggering for fellow sufferers, but we’d urge you to stick to the safe side if you feel unsure. You can use the below time stamps to navigate:

00.00 – 08.09: introduction & choosing a burlesque name

08.09 – 14.00: performing with the Cabaret

14.00 – 19.05: being a nurse in a pandemic

19.05 – 37.20: eating disorders & body positivity vs. body neutrality

37.20 – end: weekly gratitude

Things mentioned in this episode

‘Everybody Loves Parfait’ | Grease and Grace with Burlesque Queen and Drag King, Petit Pois The Invisible Cabaret Podcast

What a treat to talk to Petit Pois, a celebrated burlesque artiste and drag performer who just happens to be one of the longest-running members of our troupe! Hosts Ferrero Rochelle & Rosie Verbose talk to Shayla about her love of performing, creating characters and removing layers (in all senses). You can find Petit Pois via her website, on Facebook and on Instagram as @petitpoisburlesque. *** Be in the next episode of #InvisiblePodcast! Tweet or DM us with what you’re grateful for this week, or – better still – send us a voice message! Are you a creative (of any description) with a mental health story to tell? Email invisiblecabaret@gmail.com with your pitch to be a guest on the podcast. *** Things mentioned in the podcast: Petit Pois as Danny Zuko at the World Burlesque Games Watch a snippet of Petit Pois in her ‘Miracle’ act and on our Instagram Derren Brown’s ‘miracle’ speech Check out Dodie’s music, used in the ‘Miracle’ act Incredible circus performer who just happens to be Shayla’s bro, Danny Ash For Petit Pois’s acts, e.g. Miss Trunchbull… see her website! The Shame Wizard on Big Mouth And of course, we couldn’t leave out the full video for Bedknobs and Broomsticks ‘bobbing along’ *** The Invisible Cabaret Podcast is all about mental health and creativity. Invisible Cabaret is a cabaret and burlesque troupe devoted to raising mental health awareness, founded by Rosie Verbose and Ferrero Rochelle. When the world’s not in a global pandemic, Invisible Cabaret makes burlesque and cabaret shows all about mental health. Think vaudeville variety, dance, original music, comedy, poetry and more. You can see some clips of Invisible Cabaret in action on YouTube. Edited and mixed by Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod , available by license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Photo credit: Steve Gregson Photography  http://www.invisiblecabaret.org — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/invisible-cabaret/message
  1. ‘Everybody Loves Parfait’ | Grease and Grace with Burlesque Queen and Drag King, Petit Pois
  2. ‘I Was Reborn’ | Feminism & Feeling Your Oats with Ida Sanguine
  3. Redefining “Much” | Capitalism & Cyberpunk with Blue Monday
  4. When I Was a Fig in the Cabaret… | Toxic Positivity & Dancing Through Life with Belle Bluestocking
  5. Which Tree Were You at Drama School? | Processing Trauma through Comedy with Mouncealot

Want to hear more from Lily AKA Miss Mustardseed? Read her blog here!

We hope to interview cabaret performers and theatre creatives the world over, so if you have any suggestions or you’d like to make any nice introductions with potential guests who are open about mental health related subjects, come at us!

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