Burlesque Performer & Compere
Polly is a burlesque superstar, singer, compere, teacher and show producer. Her renowned performances blend traditions of old burlesque with bawdy cabaret, fashion and modern day popular culture. As well as performing exquisite sensual burlesque dance and striptease, she is unique among her peers as a talented vocalist.
Dubbed ‘the Dita von Teese that sings’ she has established herself as an independent burlesque soloist and chanteuse with a very unique style. Polly performs seductive re-arrangements of classic pop songs by the likes of Madonna and Michael Jackson as well as saucy renditions of songs by old favourites such as Julie London and Peggy Lee. All is performed with a big personality full of wit and charm.
After 12 years in the business Polly has established herself as one of the UK’s leading Burlesque stars. She was recognised as such when she received the award for ‘Best Burlesque’ at the London Cabaret Awards 2015.
Polly took her critically acclaimed ‘Hurly Burly Show’ from a small stage cabaret in Soho to the heart of London’s West End and has since collaborated with some of the best in the business including celebrated creative director William Baker, best known for his work with Kylie Minogue. Polly’s show ‘The Soho Burlesque Club’ continues to draw crowds to London’s legendary Hippodrome, and she has toured the world with her stunning act of striptease and song.
Polly is also an experienced compere and emcee and she has become one of the leading figures on the Cabaret circuit. Polly frequently hosts her own shows including the Cabaret at the 5* Rosewood Hotel as well as other private and corporate functions.
Polly combines the allure of Jessica Rabbit with the elegance and wit of Gypsy Rose Lee into her own inimitable style. Exuding a warm, cheeky personality, with incredible comic flair, Polly captivates audiences with truly intimate, feel-good and unforgettable performances.
¶ Polly is an award-winning burlesque star
¶ Unique vocal talents and performing experience
¶ Devised shows for London West End theatres
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‘With her tumbling auburn hair and mischievous smile, Polly Rae strikes me as a major new star in the making. She’s a terrific singer, moves with grace, and has a great gift for comic timing.’
Charles Spencer, The Telegraph
‘Miss Polly Rae leads with comic flair’
Channel 4 Music
‘Unlike most burlesque performers, she sings live rather than mimes, and her breathy mischievous vocals are first-rate.’
‘Rae is a good singer and mover, with a kittenish charm – imagine a younger, slimmer, sexier Mae West.’
Theatre Guide London
‘Polly is a phenomenal performer’
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