Miss Burlesque UK Winners
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Amber Topaz – Miss Burlesque UK 2018
Miss Burlesque UK 2018 ‘Amber Topaz’ has literally razzle dazzled her way around the globe with her high energy, hip shaking, musical comedy.
She met notorious vintage burlesque photographer Neil Kendall in 2001 while in Les Miserables at The Palace Theatre London, who quite unexpectedly ask her to pin-up model for him. After many fabulous adventures he encouraged her to take up the art of burlesque.
Eventually, took a chance on this wild and wonderful genre, though just for fun. Unbeknownst to her that this would end up being one of the best decisions in her stage career. Amber’s first performances were in early 2005 with the pioneers of the London burlesque revival, The Whoopee Club & The Lady Luck Club. Within a few months, Amber was touring in shows around Europe and producing sellout shows and club nights throughout London. As the burlesque resurgence grew she became as the headlining act of the International Theatre Tour ‘An Evening of Burlesque’. This was first burlesque show to grace the stage of The Savoy Theatre in Helsinki, Finland since Josephine Baker’s last performance there in the 1930’s!
Photographed by the legendary David Bailey for the Nokia Alive at Night exhibition, the photo eventually became part of his own personal Star Dust exhibition at The National Portrait Gallery London, along with headlining shows at the historic Blackpool Tower Ballroom.
Amber was the first artist to ever perform burlesque in Morocco. Amber has truly had a spectacular journey. Winner of the ‘Best Cabaret’ Award at The United Solo Festival New York 2018 with her self penned, critically acclaimed one-woman show, ‘The Rude Awakening, Sex, Shame & Liberation’. Representing Ireland in all her comedy glory won the Alternative Eurovision at the underbelly Festival London 2017. She was crowned Bohemian Queen of Burlesque in Prague 2016 by the one and only Dirty Martini. Amber Topaz also headlined and hosted the 2016 Perth Burlesque Festival in Australia and was Listed in Italian G.Q. Top burlesque artist in 2015. She truly is ‘An Explosion of charisma and stage presence unmatched between music, song, comedy and seduction’. G.Q