Petit Pois, Burlesque Queen and Drag King, on The Invisible Cabaret Podcast (S1:E9)

You can listen to Episode 9 with petit pois here!

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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

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).

Petit Pois, burlesque performer, is kneeling on the floor, holding a white bed sheet, all bathed in pink light. Her hair is brown and curled and falls past her shoulders. She is looking upwards. She wears nude-coloured lingerie with full-length nude stockings and white elbow-length gloves. Her left forearm is covered by the sheet, which covers the floor around her.
Petit Pois in 2019, taken by Richard McKenzie, AKA The Burly Photographer

You can find Petit Pois via her website, on Facebook and on Instagram as @petitpoisburlesque.

Things mentioned in the podcast:

Are you an artist (of any description) with a mental health story to tell? Email invisiblecabaret@gmail.com for more details about how to be a future guest on the podcast.
Quote text with the Invisible Cabaret logo at the top and a QR code at the bottom that you can scan to listen. The text reads, 'I really like having a story of how we get there. That's where the character comes in. Who is this character? Why are they taking their clothes off' Attributed to burlesque performer, Petit Pois
Petit Pois burlesque on the Invisible Cabaret Podcast

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Be in the next episode of The Invisible Cabaret Podcast! Tweet or DM us with what you’re grateful for this week, or – better still – send us a voice message!

With thanks to: Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk
Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod, available under license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

I think when I create new acts, I like to do something that scares me or something that is out of my comfort zone. It’s kind of weird, I find things comforting that are uncomfortable. So with Danny [Zuko act] – actually, the first time I did burlesque, the uncomfortable thing was taking my clothes off, ’cause I was like, that’s horrifying, I can’t do that! And then with Danny, it was coming out as a bloke, and obviously, audience participation.  With Trunchbull, I don’t wear any makeup and my hair is pulled right back, so I feel totally exposed with my face. And then in the Invisible Cabaret act, being naked but in an emotional way, because, I don’t know, when you’re naked as a burlesque artist, you can sort of make your body look beautiful, but with Invisible Cabaret I was going to be naked but you know, slumped over and not looking appealing, which was really scary, to be honest.

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