Can I have a drum roll please?

Our host for The Saturday of the Dublin Burlesque Festival and star act on the Friday night Miss Laurie Hagen.

Laurie Hagen is an award-winning actor, dancer, clown, singersongwriter, cabaret and burlesque firecracker.

In 2007, Laurie took her first burlesque steps as one of Miss Polly Rae’s ‘Hurly Burly Girlys’, at the Soho Revue Bar in London. She has since become one of the U.K.’s most sought after cabaret artists, appearing as a compere and guest performer in various shows at the Wonderground, Hippodrome Casino, The Box, Leicester Square Theatre, Savoy Hotel, Café de Paris, Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, the Old Vic Tunnels, amongst many others.

Laurie won Best Burlesque Act at the 2013 London Cabaret Awards and was nominated for Best Compere in 2012 and 2013. She is the proud owner of the 2013 Most Innovative Award from the Las Vegas Burlesque Hall of Fame competition, for her ‘Reverse Striptease’.

This propelled her onto the international circuit. She featured in the original cast of ‘Vegas Nocturne’ at the Cosmopolitan Hotel Casino in Las Vegas. More recently Laurie has performed in 3 seasons of La Soirée’s latest production ‘Club Swizzle’ (Brisbane Festival, Adelaide Festival Centre and Sydney Opera House), as well as in ‘La Soirée’ itself in Denmark.

In June 2017 Laurie showcased her first one-woman show called ‘Laurie Hagen Is Under Reconstruction’ at London’s Fontaine’s Bar.