We're lucky to be able to bring you some words from Dave the Bear - renowned for his ability to entertain and generally an absolute legend, The Bear has been performing all over the world since 2009.
Last year alone he was nominated for a London Cabaret Award for Best Alternative Act and a British Comedy Award for his work on TV's 8 Out of 10 Cats. He also won Peoples Choice Award at The Vienna Boylesque Festival 2015.
It's an absolute pleasure for us (and you if you're coming to the Winter Ball) to be able to present Dave the Bear to you as one of the boylesque acts to watch!
What is your main performance inspiration?
You'll find it in the strangest places
Places you never knew it could be
Some find it in the face of their children
Some find it in their lover's eyes
Well, for me it's waking up beside you
To watch the sunrise on your face
To know that I can say I love you
At any given time or place
And Jennifer Lopez.
What do you love most about burlesque and cabaret?
I like it very much when people fall off the stage or get stuck in their costumes. And the free crisps in the dressing room. Yummy. Oh, and when someone is doing a balloon pop and can't fit through the door! These are the moments that make life worth living.
What has been your most memorable performance so far?
The time I got stuck in my costume and fell off the stage at The RVT. Funnily enough that was whilst doing the same Pirate routine that I'm doing for Neon Moon - fingers crossed I can recreate the magic.
Also, the time I got stuck in the door when doing a balloon pop.
Can you give us a retro or burlesque style tip?
Don't smoke crack. It really does age you. For example, I'm only 14, and Miss Betsy Rose is only 11.
Take a little piece of Dave home with you with his super lush Calendars, which will be available in the boutique at the Magical Winter Ball. If you haven't got your tickets yet, then get yours now to save on the door price!