The Velveteen Valley

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When the sun goes down and the funny men have retired for the night, the bright lights of the Velveteen Valley sparkle and shine in the Bantam of the Opera. Expect burlesque tongues in cheeks, naughtiness, dreamy dancing and hilarity. Plus, keep your eyes and ears peeled for some super-silly, interactive variety adventures into the wee hours.

*note this is a late night show and is not suitable for children’s ears and eyes*


2017 line up includes…

JOLENE DOVER
Thrilled to be returning to Nozstock this year, your Saturday night host Jolene Dover has been entertaining audiences with her outrageous cabaret for nine years. Her success as a live performer led to ‘When Jolene Met’, a top rating six part series for the Made Television Network in 2015. This was followed in 2016 by a cameo appearance on the BBC One series Casualty. When she’s not performing on stage she is equally at home behind a set of DJ decks as she plays to packed dancefloors of some of the busiest clubs in her home town of Cardiff.
URSULA DARES
Ursula Dares is an excitable bundle of theatrical drama and comedic mayhem. Seeing life through the eyes of her cleverly constructed and mischievously charming characters is a creative cabaret experience not to be missed.
FLOSSIE SMALLS
Flossie Smalls is proof that the best things come in small packages! Hailing from Cardiff, Flossie has performed all over the UK with her sweet and saucy routines that have gained her a reputation for being one of the most innocent burlesque performers around. Most recently she’s been featured at the Dublin Burlesque Festival and the Great Western Burlesque festival with her double award winning act ‘Finding her Feet’. At Nozstock, Flossie will be performing an audience favourite; ‘Cool Cat in Town’ which was created for Miss Pin Up UK 2015 and gained her a place in the final.
JACKIE CLEMENTINES
We are delighted to announce that Jackie Clementines will be performing his new show ‘Fool Bodied’ in Velveteen Valley this year! Fresh back from a year-long European street-show tour this will be a UK premiere for Nozstock 2017. Expect an absurd mixture of juggling, acrobatics and of course danger! He has told us ‘you must break eggs if you want an omelette’ but we are not entirely sure what he means by this…
JESSTICULAR DANCER AND HER HIGHNESS
‘Jessticular Dancer and Her Highness – a melting pot of street dance, pole, blues, burlesque and circus influences, these girls promise a feast for the senses. Costumery inspired by Salvador Dali’s ‘Dreams Of Venus’, you’ll never look at a lobster thermidor the same way again!’
THE GLITTER KITTENS
The Glitter Kittens are an eclectic mix of Traditional Cabaret acts combined with Alternative Burlesque and Circus. These feline’s sure know how to put on a show, wether you love the Roaring 20’s, Parisian showgirls or sassy rock chicks you will definately be entertained!! Expect the unexpected and your half way there!
JEWEL PERSONALITY
Jewel Personality is an up and coming performer with fantastic stage presence who oozes confidence, sex-appeal and fun throughout her performances. Preferring to perform acts that are cheeky, funny and reminiscent of Burlesque’s satirical roots, she also has the diversity of performing classic striptease, graceful fan dances or enchanting Isis wing acts.
BACKYARD BINGO
As Jesus fed the 5000, we will bring bingo to the masses. Your nan would hate this. A high-octane performance combined with a hectic game of bingo where sore losers become a thing of the past. With brilliant prizes and an eclectic mix of comedic entertainment, plus three powerfully crass comperes and even smoke machine, this is bingo madness at its best!
ALISTAIR AITCHESON'S INCREDIBLE PLAYABLE SHOW
Indie developer Alistair develops games for mobiles and big scale touchscreens. He does all his own artwork and animation and has won numerous awards for his work. He becomes ringmaster and brings his Incredible Playable Show to Velveteen Valley on Friday. The show takes games of his invention – involving physical interaction, running around and unconventional homemade controllers – and puts them into a theatre context. Spectators are invited onto the stage to become players, and must interact with each other and the audience to progress. The idea of a playable stage show, is, in Alistair’s mind the next logical step from touring local-multiplayer installations. Sometimes players take the role of human controllers. Other times they must climb through the audience, who have become real-world obstacles in a digital game. In the final act the audience must work together to solve coded messages, getting out of their chairs to pass clues to each other and share ideas. The ethos of the show is that everyone in the audience should get to feel involved in a real way. With Games Like Match Me If You Scan, Sonic Buttons and even the chance to dress up as a power ranger this is an experience you will never ever forget!

 


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Previous acts who’ve graced this stage include:  Iris West, Ophelia Bitz, Hotcake Kitty, Florence Fontaine, Owen Niblock and Chris Lynam