Danielle Tarento and The Sticking Place in association with Jermyn Street Theatre present
“it is rare and exhilarating to see a brand-new musical in a tiny unsubsidised theatre and think ‘One day I’ll boast that I saw its birth!’ If I were a theatre angel I would back it, and gloat”
★★★★  The Times
“there’s a charm, charisma and vitality that carries the production from beginning to end”
★★★★  Daily Telegraph
“this glittering gem of a musical”
★★★★  Gay Times
“this is a show that is slick, sassy and heartfelt”
★★★★  WhatsOnStage
“a very real production with draws you into these lives and makes you genuinely care for, and angry on behalf of, the characters”
★★★★★  Seatchoice
“it’s thrilling when small-scale theatre has big ambitions and what Adam Meggido & Roy Smiles attempt is colossal...they have created a piece with real guts”
 Time Out
“complex and interesting” 
 The Guardian
“heartbreaking and effective”
 Remote Goat
“Burlesque is a brave new musical that has much to say”
 Broadway World


America. 1952.


The war in Korea grinds on as McCarthy’s anti-Communist witch-hunts reach their peak.


Meanwhile, in a run-down burlesque theatre, popular comedian Johnny Reno is trying to keep a low profile. Blacklisted for not co-operating with the authorities, Johnny is rapidly running out of options. Until a chance to clear his name at once promises to save him and threatens to tear his world apart.


When a country goes insane – someone has to make a stand. A tale of sex, politics, persecution and the birth of the culture of terror.