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Established in 2012 at the Glee Club in Nottingham The Gilded Merkin instantly became one of the UK’s biggest cabaret variety shows hosting headline acts to sold out crowds.

The success of the show saw it expand to include residencies at the Glee Club in Birmingham and Cardiff as well as appear at events such as the F1 Grand Prix at Silverstone, the National Hot Rod, Custom and American car show, the Summer of Vintage Festival, The Nottingham Spiegeltent and too many private parties to mention!

Featuring only the very best international burlesque and cabaret performers, no two shows are ever the same.  Every act is handpicked by Burlesque performer and producer Scarlett Daggers, the woman behind the Merkin.  


An eclectic mix of old Hollywood glamour, vaudeville, comedy, music, circus, drag and much more, The Gilded Merkin guarantees a wonderful evening of exhilarating entertainment!


“A hugely generous dollop of magical sophisticated glamour…with a delightful twist of ironic British humour."  - John Hess, BBC correspondent

“an unforgettable night of satirical, saucy entertainment” - Nottingham Post


Performers that have graced the Gilded Merkin stage include -

Abigail Collins, Adriano Fettucini, Agatha Frisky, Alexandra Hofgartner, Amazi,

Amber Topaz, Anna Fur Laxis, Arran Shurvinton, Audacity Chutzpah, Aurora Starr,

Baby Daisy, Beau Rocks, Bees Knees, Betsy Rose, Bettsie Bon Bon, Bonnie Fox,

Bonnie Knockers, Cece Sinclair, Charlie Partridge, Cherry Shakewell, Chi Chi Revolver, Cleopantha, Coco Deville, Coco Malone, Craig the Hula Boy, Crimson Skye,

Daisy Black, Dave Bear, Demi Noire, Deux Ailes, Didi Derriere, Dusty Limits,

Eastend Cabaret, Edd Muir, Electra, Eliza DeLite, Elliot Mason, Em Brulee,

Evelyn Carnate, Fancy Chance, Felicity Furore, Florian Brooks, Fred Bear,

Gin Minsky, Ginger Blush, Good Ness Gracious, Great Aziz,

Havana Hurricane, Hazel Honeysuckle,

Jamie Double, Joe Black, John Celestus, Jolie Papillon, Jon Udry, Josephine Shaker,

Kiki DeVille, Kiki Lovechild, Kitty Bang Bang,

Lada Redstar, Lady Wildflower, Laurie Hagen, Lena Lenman, Leggy Pee, Lili La Scala,

Lilly Snatchdragon, Lolo Brow, Lou on the Rocks, Luna Rosa, Lydia L’Scabies,

Mark Anthony, Mat Ricardo, Mighty Moustache, Millie Dollar, Missy Fatale, Missy Macabre, Missy Malone,  Mister Meredith, Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer, Mysti Vine,

Pi the Mime, Raven Noir, Reuben Kaye, Rod Laver, Seifert Sisters, Shananigans,

Sherry Trifle, Snookie Mono, Sophia St Villier, Stage Door Johnny, Storm Hooper,

Talulah Blue, Teta Maria, The Tom Show, Tina T’Urner Tea Lady,

Titsalina Bumsquash, Tricity Vogue,

Ulrike Storch, Velma Von Bon Bon, Vicky Butterfly, Virgin Xtravaganzah