'Everybody Loves Parfait' | Grease and Grace with Burlesque Queen and Drag King, Petit Pois – The Invisible Cabaret Podcast: Mental Health & The Arts
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).
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’!
Are you an artist (of any description) with a mental health story to tell? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details about how to be a future guest on the podcast.
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.petit pois burlesque
Never miss an episode from Invisible Cabaret
We release our #InvisiblePodcast about mental health and creativity every other Friday.
Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. Please do rate and review if you get a chance, it really helps other people find our work!