HerStory- Leading Ladies

One woman, one hour...  7 historical hystericals!


A romp with pomp through some of history's most notorious femmes. 

Imogen Kelly, World Burlesque Queen (2012) and the woman  known as Australia's Queen of Burlesque  takes her audience on a time travel ride paying a visit to the judged and damned leading ladies of western history.


From Lady Diana to The Virgin Queen, Joan of arc gets her thing on - and off again as audience members re- enact the death of Catherine the Great. Stop for a moment to enjoy have a cup of tea with Margaret Thatcher, revisit Julia willard's famous rant and be thrilled out of your frills by Imogen's world famous Marie Antoinette parody 'Let Them Eat Cake'!  

Herstory is one hilarious hour of sexual saitire at it's best!!!



 After sell out seasons at The Famous Spiegeltent, Melbourne, The Judith Write Centre, Brisbane and The Vanguard in Sydney, Herstory is a touring gun for hire. 


HerStory is a fun, skilled and sexy hour of raunch, narrative, dance, aerials, magic, interactive projections, puppetry and short films.


BYO swear jar and blinkers if nudity offends. 



It’s a laugh-out-loud funny experience. and certainly not for the faint of heart. Most impressively ‘Herstory’ provokes questions about feminism, the media’s portrayal of women and society’s ability to demonise people.

Graeme Watson- Out Perth  ★ ★ ★ ★ 

“satirical, subversive and sexy” 
Sydney Morning Herald.


Imogen Kelly ratchets Burlesque up to new heights, and presents a very philosophical show. 

“These women’s stories are laced with sardonic wit and a biting sense of humour."

"The show was a veritable visual feast!”
The Factory Diaries, Brisbane 2013

“This is definitely the type of show you see again and again, dragging new friends along each time!”
Same Same, Sydney


FRINGEWORLD 2018 | Herstory – Leading Ladies | 5 Stars

February 22, 2018Fourth Wall Media

Review | Link Harris

Herstory – Leading Ladies stars none other than Imogen Kelly, the Queen of burlesque, in this satirical look into leading ladies who were persecuted or looked down upon – well not any more!

Supported by her two faithful sidekicks who served drinks, got her drugs – fake ones – helped her with costume changes, wiped her down, lathered her up and danced spectacularly in their own right. Aside from the satire and fantastic costumes of all of these leading ladies, Kelly shows off her skills in aerial silk and other aerial abilities including playing with water and cake.

Our leading ladies were Queen Elizabeth in all of her supposed drug using glory to rectify her menstruation, Catherine the Great with her horse – yeah we really don’t need to say more about that one, Marie Antoinette who can be best described as break dancing on a cake, Margaret Thatcher who tried to be sexy in all her tea cup and tea bagging glory, Joan of Arc who’s mirror ball impersonation was spectacular, Julia Gillard who ended up clad in a “F#ck Tony Abbot” t-shirt and Diana, Princess of Wales who climbed Big Ben – King Kong style – holding the Queen and throwing her, chasing down Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and throwing up on her and Prince Charles was squashed like an ant under her boot.

This show is definitely a must see but obviously leave your kids at home and come enjoy this hilarious satirical look at famous Leading Ladies and even if you don’t want to see someone going The Full Monty come along anyway and support this amazing show.




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