MAE DE LA RUE'S

ACTS & PERFORMANCES

Mae de la Rue specialises in traditional and classic style burlesque of the American Striptease era, as well as storytelling modern interpretations of burlesque. Mae has a range of acts on offer, or can tailor something to your needs. Contact Mae for a performance quote tailored to your event.

Fuschia Femme

Traditional Burlesque Act In Development

Debuting in the second half of 2019, this new traditional style burlesque act emulates the glamorous performances of legend Lili St Cyr in her Varietease boudoir style burlesque, with effortless grace and voyeuristic gaze. Clad in a bespoke fuchsia 1950s gown custom made by Crystal Queen Stagewear, this act is a classic striptease with vintage style underwear and glamour.

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Faith

Neo Burlesque Act In Development

Debuting in the second half of 2019, this new neo burlesque act takes a political message to its heart, in retelling the story of a personal friend of Mae de la Rue. The story tells of how Faith came to Australia to seek protection. A powerful and potentially confronting act, this is not a cheesy or comedic act, instead a serious social commentary piece on Australia’s politics and society.

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Fringed Blues

Award Winning Traditional Burlesque Act

A traditional style burlesque set to an upbeat blues track, this act is dripping in fringe and sparkling with crystals. A high energy tease with wow factor, fluffy boa, voluminous skirt, and a cheeky flair, this act won Mae de la Rue the title of Duchess of Festival at the 2018 New Zealand Burlesque Festival.

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Mae’s Big Day

Award Winning Neo Burlesque Act

Mae gets to live out her dreams of a big white wedding on stage for your entertainment. The vision of a 1980s meringue wedding dress and an exuberant Mae sets the scene for the perfect wedding day. A sing and strip act, Mae speaks and sings throughout the act as her special day doesn’t go quite to plan. This act guarantees to get the audience going, singing along and reacting to Mae’s plight. A humorous, storytelling performance, this act helped Mae with the title of Australian Burlesque Beauty at the 2018 Australian Amateur Performance Competition.

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Dream Spell

Award Winning Classic Inspired Burlesque Act

Starting out as a traditional burlesque act in sparkling evening gown and decadent fur stole, this upbeat and classic burlesque plays out to classic big band rendition of Dream a Little Dream of Me as Mae returns from a night at the Opera. But her night takes a turn as a spell is cast and Mae’s inner ghoul is revealed to tantalise and tease the audience.

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Stuff Like That There

Traditional Inspired Act

A sing and strip act delivering a vintage Vegas vibe, presented in a full ball gown with the aid of a wireless headset microphone, Mae sings her way through a bawdy upbeat rendition of ‘Stuff Like That There’ with it’s suggestive lyrics and stripping away the glamorous dress to reveal sparkling adorned underpinnings.

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The King Lives

Neo Burlesque Act

A big and popular Neo burlesque act opening with pop remix of Elvis Presley’s A Little Less Conversation, Mae bursts on to stage as an Elvis impersonator to entertain the crowd. With her energetic and comical performance taking over the stage, disaster strikes as her Elvis costume fails and she needs to draw upon her Vegas style performance roots to step up as a Showgirl and save the day. A high energy, fun act that will have the audience in stiches with laughter.

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Forgetful Mae

Neo Burlesque Act

Only available in Winter, or in colder climates, Mae de la Rue takes to the stage to reveal she has forgotten her costume for her performance. She must beg, borrow and steal items of clothing from the audience to piece together a costume and allow the show to begin. An amusing act with great audience participation.

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PS I Love You

Classic styled Neo Burlesque Act

Drawing on the classic moves of burlesque but with a strong storytelling narrative, this act can be sung live, or with a backing track. Set in World War II, Mae portrays a nurse returning home form work, writing a letter to her sweetheart who is an officer in the Army. This is a non-full reveal act (only partial nudity) and would suit themed occasions, or events requiring only some strip elements.

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If It Hadn’t Been For Love

Sing and Strip Burlesque Act

Sung live to a backing track, this act portrays a criminal heading in to prison, telling her story of how she had been betrayed in love, and ended up being thrown in the slammer!

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