Black & Blue

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Black&Blue fuses story-telling, circus, physical and musical theatre into beautiful, yet death defying aerial performances. The company is the combination of talented performers Barry J Welsh and Nicholas Hunt. Since making their debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2003 Black&Blue have performed at some of the nation’s top art venues and festivals including Glastonbury, where Welsh performed on the rigging of a giant sailing ship.

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Back & Blue Aereal Artist Nick and Barry “I can see my house from here” at The Martini Lounge in April 2012. Photo by InaGlo
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After leaving audiences stunned with their meticulously crafted routines of vertigo-inducing climbs, elegant wraps and tumbling drops Black&Blue scale the dizzying heights of the Martini Lounge.

No strangers to the mystical and tantalising world of burlesque, Black&Blue have already introduce the art of tease into their repertoire including a musical/aerial theatre piece entitled “Serenade” which tells the tale of a Russian circus artist who turned to drink after his flying trapeze partner leaves him to become a lady of burlesque.

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Back & Blue Aereal Artist Nick “Hanging on a thread” at The Martini Lounge in April 2012. Photo by InaGlo
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Other notable offerings involve dead drag queens, swamp things, alcoholic trapeze artists and mermaids! This is only a tiny taster of what audience have waiting for them when Black&Blue come to The Martini Lounge.

Nick Hunt of Black&Blue said:

“We are very excited about performing at the Martini Lounge, as it is one of Britain’s most highly regarded burlesque and variety shows, and also gives us the opportunity of performing in the most beautiful theatre in Liverpool. Millie Dollar, and many of the other performers who have appeared at the Martini Lounge are also longstanding friends and accomplices of ours, so joining them on stage is a personal as well as a professional pleasure.”