Funny Girls was created by Basil Newby in 1994. It is a burlesque show close to Blackpool North railway station on Dickson Street.
The Funny Girls Show
The evening starts at approximately 7pm when the doors open. Then at about 8pm your hostess DJ Zoe takes to the floor. She gets the evening of to a humorous start and is happy to play requests and dedications. The main show starts at approximately 8:30pm. Here you will see Miss Amber, Dynasty and Aurora the drag performers together with Mark, Dan, Paul and Patrick the male dancers. The show does take a break when DJ Zoe will return to her platform. The show finale is at about 11pm and ´Carriages´ should be booked for 11:45pm.
The show is truly stunning, the costumes, the choreography and timing are impeccable. The performers, the waitresses, and the venue all go together to create an amazing night out.
The Funny Girls Cast
- DJ Zoe
- Miss Amber, Dynasty and Aurora
- Mark, Dan, Paul and Patrick
She is the compare, DJ and all round entertainer. She also takes requests to make your occasion more memorable. She even joins in with the cabaret finale.
They are the drag performers who perform on the great stage.
They are the non drag performers who often have their own dance routines before being joined by the drag performers in a scene.
Funny Girls Venue
In 2002 Basil Newby (In the Pink Leisure owner) moved the Funny Girls from Queens Road to what was the old Odeon cinema on Dickson Road. To transform the old cinema into the beautiful art deco venue basil spent £2 million. It was opened by Joan Collins who declared that ´This venue is unbelievable, incredibly glamorous and gorgeous. I have never been to Blackpool before, but this venue could show London a thing or two´.
The venue has a stage, behind the main bar, a huge standing area and the elevated waitress served booths. This is a hugely popular show especially at weekends. So book early to ensure admission.