Portrait of Becky Lou

Becky Lou

Becky Lou has been performing self-devised work within Australia’s neo-burlesque scene since 2007. A resident performer at Melbourne venues Red Bennies and Burlesque Bar until their closures, she became one of the most in-demand performers at the height Australia’s burlesque revival, touring throughout Australia and the USA. A Miss Burlesque Australia national finalist (2010 and 2013), she has been included in 21st Century Burlesque Magazine’s list of Top 10 Australian Burlesque Personalities.

Becky’s debut solo show Shake, an exploration in combining neo-burlesque with personal storytelling, was nominated for Best Cabaret at Perth Fringe World 2015, Best Production at Montreal Fringe 2016 and received critical acclaim during seasons in Adelaide and Melbourne. Her second solo show, Real Woman (2017), further developed her intimate, confessional storytelling style. In 2015 she curated and produced the first season of Seen & Heard, in which she has worked closely with a selection of cabaret artists to explore storytelling in a variety show context. Seen & Heard has been presented in Fringe Festival seasons across the country each year since it’s inception, winning Melbourne Fringe’s Best Cabaret award in 2017.

Becky continues to mentor emerging performers and is currently Co-Chair of the Green Room Awards Association’s Cabaret Panel.