MEET THE TEAM
Take It Off Burlesque and Cabaret is made up of four performers based in Plymouth with an extensive background in performance, show production and burlesque teaching. We share a love for burlesque, the art of performance and bringing quality live entertainment to Plymouth!
We work exclusively with small businesses and independent venues, ensuring that we are contributing to keeping Plymouth's live and local entertainment scene thriving!
Scroll down to find out more about our team.
FANTASTIC MS FANNY
Fantastic Ms Fanny has been working in Burlesque and Cabaret in Plymouth and beyond since 2009! She is an experienced cabaret host, performer and teacher who specialises in neo-burlesque performance.
Ms Fanny is a qualified Performing Arts teacher. She currently delivers the Introduction to Burlesque course, as well as sessions on act development, comedy burlesque and characterisation.
Sammy Dodger is an established Burlesque performer who started her career in Plymouth in 2010. Sammy is a trained gymnast and accomplished fan dancer who delivers high octane performances!
Sammy teaches beginners Burlesque, showgirl troupe choreography and fan dancing.
Sammy previously produced the long-running cabaret show 'Sammy Dodger presents' at our home venue Annabel's Cabaret and Discotheque, the jewel in the heart of Plymouth Barbican!
BETTY BOOM BOOM
Betty Boom Boom is a comedy and character specialist burlesque performer who first joined the Plymouth Burlesque scene in 2011.
In addition to performing Betty stage manages all our shows, including providing support to new performers who are stepping out onstage for the first time.
When she's not performing with us Betty is also an enthusiastic cosplayer who travels the country meeting fans at comic cons.
Troupe Dance Teacher
Dixiee Daggers is Plymouth's very own Queen of Tease! A trained dancer with extensive performance experience, Dixiee is also an award winning performer and regular at shows across the country.Dixiee specialises in bump n' grind and neo-classic performance, with some occasional dips into full blown comedy performance!Dixiee is also a trained hair stylist with knowledge of creating vintage inspired looks, ideal for the burlesque stage!
Costumier and resident pastie maker
Lucie's Pasties are a hugely popular costumier specialising in bespoke nipple pasties and tassels. Based in Plymouth, Lucie is also an experienced burlesque performer, so she's the ideal person to plan your costume with. Lucie designs all our troupe pasties and can be found at events around the South West selling her pre made items, as well as taking custom commissions.