Producer, host and international headliner, Lily Lustre is a glittering goddess who has dazzled audiences from Oslo to Amsterdam, Melbourne to Berlin and beyond! This feminist buxom babe is a versatile performer who will captivate you with her curves. Whether it’s an act inspired by Greek mythology, a campy comedy number or dancing with hot wax, Lily will keep you guessing whilst shining unquestionable confidence on stage. Based in Birmingham, she is the producer of the sex positive showcases ‘Teaserama’ and ‘Sunday Best’.
Notable performances include headlining both Burlesque FreakOut in Amsterdam (October 2018) and Wunder Kabaret in Paris (May 2019). Performing at Prague’s Bohemian Burlesque Festival (November 2018), Oslo Burlesque Festival (September 2019) and London Burlesque Festival (May & June 2019).
Opening for the feminist play, “Fuck You Pay Me” at both Rich Mix, London (September 2018) and at The Bunker, London (May 2019). Starring in multiple shows at Edinburgh Fringe (August 2018 & 2019).
Multiple performances in Berlin including The Bassy Club (April 2018), Zum Starken August (September 2019) and at the notorious KitKatClub (June & October 2018).
Lily’s background in performing includes lessons in modern dance, ballet and gymnastics as well as cheerleading for the Worcester Wolves basketball team. She attended an extra curricular acting school and performed regularly, including at The Big Youth Theatre Festival. She achieved an A Level in Performance Studies as well as grades in singing. Basically, she’s always been a bit of a show-off.
As a teenager, Lily developed an interest in retro glamour and burlesque and began attending shows. After a brief stint of performing burlesque whilst living in Melbourne in early 2012, it was in July 2015 when living back in the UK that she decided to take up burlesque again after a promoter approached her to perform improvised routines alongside a live band.
Lily has continued to use her creativity and skills to devise and develop new routines, create costumes and build confidence as a performer. She has taught hen parties, life modelled for artists and collaborated with photographers. She completed an emcee course by Rubyyy Jones in 2018 and has now began hosting. She produced her first ‘Sunday Best’ event in December 2018; a body positive, sex positive and queer friendly varietease showcasing burlesque, boylesque, drag and pole performers. These events now take place regularly at Medusa Lodge in Birmingham, UK.
Lily currently lives in Birmingham, where she works as a freelance artist with a Bachelors degree in Textile Design. She also co-produces ‘Queer Life Drawing’ events monthly.