Our burlesque actress, Dympna Messenger, has been a part of the Burlexe show since its inception. She has been seen in our first burlesque night London onward, performing burlesque monologues. Lets introduce you to this lovely lady.
Meet Dympna Messenger Burlesque Actress
Introduce yourself. “My name is Dympna Messenger and I’m an actress. I’ve also been a producer and I’ve been performing in the Burlexe show since it started, I’ve performed in most of the shows and thoroughly enjoyed them.”
How did you get involved in Burlexe? “I answered an advert that Howard put in the casting call pro, a casting sheet that I subscribe to. Then I went for an audition with Howard and that’s how I got involved.”
What was your initial thoughts on burlesque and Burlexe? “To be honest, I really didn’t know very much about it. I knew burlesque was satire, traditionally. I really knew very little till I did the job.
“It’s been a complete revelation finding out about this world of burlesque and Burlexe. I’ve met lots of interesting women who do burlesque, very brave women. I didn’t really have any preconceptions. I knew about Gypsy and striptease but that was it until I became involved.”
What impact and influence has Burlexe had on you? “Burlexe opened my eyes to a whole world I didn’t know existed and I’ve met very interesting women which is why I think it makes an interesting show because all these women who do burlesque have a story and that’s probably why they do such an interesting job like burlesque.”
Describe yourself in five words. “Funny, mercurial, energetic, curious and traditional.”
Life’s motto(s)? “Unto everything a season. Fate knows best. Listen to your instincts.”
See what Dympna Messenger added about our Burlesque Night London.
Burlexe is a sensational London burlesque show inspired by the women who created the genre and perform the art. It fuses burlesque performance with storytelling, dancing with acting.
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(Main image from David Bowman)