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The Invisible Cabaret Podcast: Mental Health & The Arts

The Invisible Cabaret Podcast: Mental Health & The Arts

By Invisible Cabaret
Join hosts Ferrero Rochelle and Rosie Verbose as they explore the topics of mental health and creativity, with a different artistic guest each time. New episodes every fortnight!

Invisible Cabaret is a performing arts troupe exclusively devoted to exploring mental health. Through burlesque, comedy, original music and more, the troupe seeks to express and question assumptions and expectations surrounding mental health. Will you STRIP AWAY STIGMA with us?

Find out more at www.invisiblecabaret.org and come to a show when it's safe to do so!
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‘F*ck the Rules, F*ck the Boxes’: Burlesque, Burnout & Body Positivity with TRIXIE KIXX
Ferrero Rochelle & Rosie Verbose are joined by professional dancer & burlesque artiste, Trixie Kixx! Trixie is a powerhouse queer woman with a passion for body confidence centred around how movement makes us feel, not what we look like. She regularly performs with House of Burlesque and teaches lessons in London and online. She's also a Queen Crystaller (read, the gateway drug for Rosie Verbose's stoning obsession, as discussed with Sammy Sparkles!). Join us as we chat about burlesque, practising body positivity/ body neutrality as a dancer, and more. CW: discussion of weight & body image throughout Keep up to date with Trixie on Instagram: @trixiekixx, and follow her work with House of Burlesque & Off The Rails Studios while you're at it! Trixie teaches a class every Tuesday at 8:10pm online and in the studio at Off The Rails (@offtherails.studio), open to all women. *** What are you grateful for? Be in the next episode of our podcast and tell us what has you feeling thankful lately. You can Tweet us at @inviscabaret, DM us on Instagram or send us a voice message. *** Things mentioned in the podcast: Trixie in action: classic burlesque strip, example routine from a class House of Burlesque's lockdown rehearsal process Tempest Rose's Gypsy monologue act Trixie's Bloody Mary act - photos on our social media & website; learn about Mary I here! Waacking (you can learn this with Mademoiselle Ginger  Advice on curating your social media for better mental health Re. curating your social media feed - see our episode with Reed Amber for more on this 'Eleveneriefe' meme  Roch mentions Miss Mustardseed - check out our episode with her here (also about body positivity!) Hypothyroidism Boots Botanics skincare Kew Gardens *** Edited and mixed by Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod , available by license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 www.invisiblecabaret.org
40:42
July 9, 2021
‘I'm A Walking Paradox’ | Brain Science & Sparkly Bras with SAMMY SPARKLES
This week, Ferrero Rochelle and Rosie Verbose are joined by multi-award-winning burlesque dancer and PhD student, Sammy Sparkles! This stunning performer joins us all the way from Perth, Australia, by the magic of the Interwebs to tell us tales of The Other Side, where lockdowns are scarce and Fringe Festivals are feasible... Sammy is currently pursuing a PhD in clinical neuropsychology alongside producing and performing as part of queer-femme burlesque troupe, Burlezque. What a babe. Head to our Instagram to see what happened when we met her gorgeous puppy, Yoshi! Find Sammy on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. *** What are you grateful for? Be in the next episode of our podcast and tell us what has you feeling thankful lately. You can Tweet us at @inviscabaret, DM us on Instagram or send us a voice message. *** Edited and mixed by Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod , available by license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 www.invisiblecabaret.org You can view the transcript here: https://invisiblecabaret.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/SAMMY-sparkles-TRANSCRIPT-1.txt
28:42
June 25, 2021
‘Bonus Points If You Go To Therapy’ | Fantasy and Reality with Anti-Shamer, REED AMBER
Years of crushing finally pay off - our favourite mental health and sex-positivity icon, Reed Amber, joins us on the podcast! You may know Reed best from her work with Florence and the gang over at Come Curious, or from their podcast, F*cks Given. In this episode, we talk to Reed about her journey from hating to advocating: her body, therapy, social media, the works. From CBT to OF to IBS, we're DTF with Reed FTW.  Plenty of 'adult' language in this one, you have been warned! CW: OCD & intrusive thoughts (3 mins to 15 mins approx); suicidal thoughts (05:53 - 06:10); brief mention of psychosis (06:14 - 06:30); body image, dysmorphia (23 mins to 33 mins approx); brief discussion of SW (33 mins - 38 mins approx) with reference to trafficking (36:30 - 37:30) and fetishes (37:30 - 38:00); brief mention of death & bereavement (39:00 - 39:30). Keep up to date with Reed Amber on Instagram, Twitter, OF and more. Find her work with Come Curious on YouTube and Instagram. *** What are you grateful for? Be in the next episode of our podcast and tell us what has you feeling thankful lately. You can Tweet us at @inviscabaret, DM us on Instagram or send us a voice message. *** Things mentioned in the podcast: How to pursue therapy: some resources - NHS & self-referrals (UK), BetterHelp Hypochondria vs. health anxiety The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse by Charlie Macksey Meditation & mindfulness for panic attacks Parasympathetic nervous system (Reed was right first time! @ 20 mins ish) Bloating & IBS - signs to be aware of for similarly-presenting health conditions Social media addiction Documentary: The Social Dilemma, available on Netflix *** Edited and mixed by Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod , available by license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 www.invisiblecabaret.org
43:42
June 11, 2021
‘It’s Healthy to Sweat (and Kinda Sexy!)’ | Fitness & Femininity with LENA MAE LENMAN
We hope you've stretched this morning, because we're chatting to performer, producer and Solid Gold fittie, Lena Mae Lenman! Lena is an irrepressible creative force, whose outlets include the Hundred Watt Club, photography (@lena_lenman_photography on Instagram) and 80s fantasy aerobic program, Solid Gold Fitness. She brings her bubbly personality to the podcast, as well as her long history of neo-burlesque performance, to inform a chat that ranges from dressing up to stripping off, and why laughing is the best of all ab workouts! CW: societal ideas of weight gain and how it can impact on our mental health briefly touched on throughout the discussion - no body shaming but if this may be triggering for you, please be kind to your mind and put yourself first. Find Lena Mae Lenman online on Instagram & OF. *** What are you grateful for? Be in the next episode of our podcast and tell us what has you feeling thankful lately. You can message us on Facebook, Tweet us at @inviscabaret or DM us on Instagram (@invisiblecabaret)! *** Things mentioned in the podcast: Hundred Watt Club  Cosplay & ‘crap cosplay’ in lockdown, e.g. Spice Girls Solid Gold Fitness is on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube & Twitter Some thoughts on ‘toxic femininity’: “The Cycle of Female Rivalry"; thinkpiece on women bullying at work; thinkpiece on media pitting Meghan vs. Kate Imperius curse in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (please note we do not endorse JK's recent transphobic stances and are considering the magic of HP to be separate from the creator!) Demi Noire: check out our episode with this diva! Lena's Music Hall alter ego, Aunty Mae Libby app by Overdrive 'How To Be Both' – Ali Smith  BookSwap 'Daytripper' – graphic novel by Gabriel Bá and Fabio Moon  Some useful links for the mental health issues mentioned can be found on our website. *** Edited and mixed by Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod , available by license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 www.invisiblecabaret.org
34:25
May 28, 2021
'Reclaiming Things I Never Knew I Lost' | Corsets & Confidence with SINOPA RIN
Join us as we talk to the one-woman powerhouse, model/photographer/stylist/siren Sinopa Rin! Rin was gracious enough to pop her podcast cherry with Ferrero Rochelle & Rosie Verbose. We talk about the Internet modelling scene, life through the lens and regaining autonomy through self-portraits, among other ways Rin's creativity & mental health intersect. Find Sinopa Rin online on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok & Patreon. Check out her photography at @LenaSelkinPhotography.  *** What are you grateful for? Be in the next episode of our podcast and tell us what has you feeling thankful lately. You can message us on Facebook, Tweet us at @inviscabaret or DM us on Instagram (@invisiblecabaret)! *** Things mentioned in the podcast: Moody Corsetry Kintsugi Waitress musical (no shade) To hear more on persona, check out our episode with Rubyyy Jones Our episode with Robert Hallow (musician Rosie mentioned) Rin's painting: check out her Instagram Story highlight The Wild Journal by Willow Crossley Some useful links for the mental health issues mentioned can be found on our website. *** Edited and mixed by Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod , available by license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 www.invisiblecabaret.org
40:36
May 14, 2021
'Someone You Love Is a S-x Worker' | Stripping Away Stigma with VICTORIA ROSE
Ferrero Rochelle & Rosie Verbose had a fascinating time chatting to burlesque performer, Hoxton Cabaret producer & founding member of Cybertease (a pioneering online strip club), Victoria Rose! She shares some of her experiences of how mental health, creativity and s-x work all intertwine (sorry about the censorship, blame the Internet 🙇‍♀️). We're so grateful Victoria took the time to educate us on what it's like working in the s-x industry in general, and particularly her perspective on being a SWer with Borderline Personality Disorder. Find Victoria Rose online on Instagram, Twitter & OF. CW: this episode is not graphic, but we are talking about SW throughout, so we do touch on themes around s-x and the dangers involved. There's also some coarse language from the start. *** What are you grateful for? Be in the next episode of our podcast and tell us what has you feeling thankful lately. You can message us on Facebook, Tweet us at @inviscabaret or DM us on Instagram (@invisiblecabaret)! *** Things mentioned in the podcast: The Jerry Springer Show  Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) / Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD) - for more on this, have a listen to our chats with Lucy Dickson and our very own Mouncealot! Hoxton Cabaret Cybertease: also on Twitter Secretary (2002) Some advice on working from home with ADHD Nordic Model & Bristol Strip Clubs - if you'd like to get involved in the activism surrounding this issue, Bristol Sex Workers Collective have some great resources. If you're the sort of person who wants to hear both sides, here's what radical feminists in favour of the Nordic Model say. Rochelle's Instant pot What is a Doula? Cybertease Patreon SW union Some useful links for the mental health issues mentioned can be found on our website. *** Edited and mixed by Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod , available by license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ www.invisiblecabaret.org
35:22
April 30, 2021
'My Absolute Aim in Life is to Share Joy' | World Burlesque Day with SAPPHIRA
Happy #WorldBurlesqueDay! We're celebrating with this bonus episode in addition to your usual Friday fare, to talk to the day's creator, Sapphira. Sapphira is a performer, musician and entrepreneur who also runs the Ibiza Burlesque Festival and always has several arts- and mental-health-themed projects on the go. We chat about bringing burlesque and clubbing together, her love of piano, and how finding her personal expression through burlesque helped her heal from an oppressive background. Find Sapphira online: @sapphiramusic on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. She's also on LinkedIn. You can find out more on @worldburlesqueday on the same platforms. Join in with the #BoogieInBoots Challenge on Instagram or TikTok! CW: descriptions of religious trauma from 8.55 - 16.10ish; brief mention of institutionalisation & psychosis (around 10.35 - 11.05); small, happy discussion about pregnancy (23:45 - 25:20). *** What are you grateful for? Be in the next episode of our podcast and tell us what has you feeling thankful lately. You can message us on Facebook, Tweet us at @inviscabaret or DM us on Instagram (@invisiblecabaret)! *** Things mentioned in the podcast: Neo-burlesque: a beginner’s guide Ibiza Burlesque Festival - a little *teaser* video Dita Von Teese performing in Ibiza  Amnesia (Ibiza club)  Cirque du Soleil Check out Sapphira's book, Burlesque Or Bust  Brethren sect Understanding psychotic breaks  Cafe Del Mar compilations  Sapphira's favourite, Tones, composed by Marc Durif Ferrero Rochelle’s balloon pop  Cotton candy grapes! Some useful links for the mental health issues mentioned can be found on our website. *** Edited and mixed by Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod , available by license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ www.invisiblecabaret.org
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April 26, 2021
'I’m a Big Fan of Suppressing Stuff' | Smashing Stereotypes and Breaking Chains with LILLY SNATCHDRAGON
Oh BOY, do we have a treat for you. It was such an honour to go deep with the ridiculously talented icon that is Lilly SnatchDragon. Lilly is a multi-award-winning Neo Drag Queen Burlesque Performer, co-founder of The LADS Show and the all-Asian cabaret collective, The Bitten Peach. Quite a few trigger warnings for this one as things do get raw and real, but this just gives us more reason to love the CRAP out of her. As the kids would say, a queen who talks so openly and honestly about mental health? We have no choice but to stan. Find Lilly online: @lillysnatch on Instagram & Twitter. You can also keep up with latest show news on Facebook. CW: extensive conversation about experiences of racism (especially first 23 mins) & PTSD throughout; suicidal ideation (25:13); grief, bereavement,  cancer, death of a loved one (27:50 - 34 mins); brief mention of vomiting (29:56 and 33:18); Atlanta shootings (37:38 - 37:50). *** Things mentioned in the podcast: East15 Acting School Miss Cairo: @prettymisscairo  Rubyyy Jones (@rubyyyjones) - listen to our episode with them here! Me the Drag Queen: @methedragqueen Familyyy Fierce Lolo Brow: @lolobrow Lilly's 'Thai Beginnings' act Maxi More @fairyprincessmermaidbarbie Kawaii: an introductory article Microaggressions: how to spot them & some suggestions for dealing with them Lilly’s 'Chains' act RVT Bitten Peach: @bittenpeachuk The Cocoa Butter Club: @thecocoabutterclub Stonewall advice for coming out later in life Visual migraines: link between headaches & PTSD Nervous breakdown: how to recognise one Signs of burnout Mark Anthony: @markanthony.dragking Polly Rae: @misspollyrae Atlanta shooting & how to help the #StopAsianHate movement
44:47
April 23, 2021
Sinqueerly Lucy | BPD, Boundaries & Bertie the Cat with LUCY DICKSON
Performer/producer & Crazy Ex-Girlfriend superfan, Lucy Dickson, joins us to chat about her experiences as a queer artist and activist with BPD/ Emotional Dysregulation Disorder. We talk about taking back narratives in and through musical theatre, kissing girls, Spoon Theory, ableism, having therapy over Zoom and much more. Stay tuned for a special Pam-themed gratitude segment. Find Lucy online: @lucysayssmile. Her production company, Queerly Productions, is @QueerlyProd on Twitter. You can watch the show, Sinqueerly Me, on YouTube! CW: brief mention of suicide (28:30 - 29:15); BPD conversation is from 19 - 33 mins. Also please note there's a minor spoiler for Crazy Ex Girlfriend at the 22 min mark! Skip that minute if you're on Season 1. *** Things mentioned in the podcast: Meg McGrady, Lucy's co-producer & 'enby icon' Online productions: Pride series with MP theatricals Watch Signal (produced by Adam Lenson) online Rikki Beadle-Blair (Team Angelica) - @RikkiBB on Twitter & Insta Susie McKenna (Associate Director at The Kiln) - @McKennaSusie on Twitter Sharon D Clarke (Caroline, or Change)  Spoon Theory! Original article by Christine Miserandino  Crazy Ex Girlfriend is available to watch on Netflix & HBO - My Diagnosis song about BPD; also check out this great article about BPD as described by CXGF songs! BPD/EDD stigma as described by Harvard Health & by BPD patients themselves Cruel Intentions (1999) BPD/EDD as modern-day hysteria?: a think-piece MBT = mentalisation-based therapy DBT = dialectical behavioural therapy @makedaisychains's Boring Self Care series Hangxiety Victoria Wood - Pam & The Ballad of Barry and Freda
46:54
April 9, 2021
‘Always Looking Up’ | Choreographing Life After Lockdown with DEMI NOIRE
The Soul Sista Showgirl has entered the chat! Find Demi online: @demi_noire on Instagram; you can also watch some of her acts on YouTube and then tip her on PayPal! The next live show Demi will be participating in is the House of Burlesque 'Feminine Divine' show on 2nd April; details here. You can book for her BurlyCon session on 24th April here. Some useful links for mental health issues mentioned in this episode (e.g. body dysmorphia, panic attacks and phone notification anxiety), along with full episode notes, are available on our website. *** What are you grateful for? You can message us on Facebook, Tweet us at @inviscabaret or DM us on Instagram (@invisiblecabaret) whenever you want to #GetGrateful. *** Things mentioned in the podcast: 21st Century Burlesque Magazine The Noire Pageant Presents Black & Brown Excellence is available to watch on demand! Demi is in the King Showcase, FYI. Cafe de Paris - a little trailer of Demi performing in this hallowed space; it will be missed. Demi performing as Josephine Baker - watch the act, filmed at Jeezy's Juke Joint, Chicago Demi performing powerful routine, 'Black Girl Magic,' at the Cocoa Butter Club. CBC is curated by Sadie Sinner. Demi's nomination for 'most authentic' act: 70s! Covid and PTSD: article from BBC Future Trixie Blue Sweet Pea Lolo Brow Bettsie Bon Bon Solar Radio - 11am on a Sunday, don't forget! Sims 'Wicked Whims' mod (18+) as mentioned by a shocked and tickled Rosie Po'Chop's Black Burlesque Directory *** Edited and mixed by Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod, available by license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ www.invisiblecabaret.org
40:59
March 26, 2021
‘Bubbling Cauldron of Anxiety’ | Instagram Vs. Reality with MATEO OXLEY
Such a joy to talk to lovely actor/singer/writer Mateo Oxley about the 'highlights reel' nature of working as a performer. Join Ferrero Rochelle and Rosie Verbose as they chat with Mateo about procrastination, gratitude, and being a proud cat Dad. Since graduating from West London drama school ArtsEd on a full scholarship, Mateo has worked on many theatre productions, including Punchdrunk's The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable, Mercury Weinberger Playwriting Prize winner Target Man, the European premiere of The Busy World Is Hushed and Angels In America at the Royal National Theatre. On screen, he starred in the independent WWII drama, Magpie, and more recently joined the cast of Channel 4’s hit comedy The Windsors as Edoardo Mapelli-Mozzi, Princess Beatrice's husband-to-be. Meet Nimbus and Rouxfio and keep up to date with Mateo's artistic exploits on his Instagram: @mateooxley (same as his Twitter), and luxuriate in his glorious voice on Spotify. CW: brief mention of Grenfell at 11.39; medical trauma - 22.20 - 23.20 mins & 23.40 - 24.30 mins. Some useful links for mental health issues mentioned in this episode: those impacted by Grenfell; anxiety, social media; dealing with a loved one's illness *** What are you grateful for? You can message us on Facebook, Tweet us at @inviscabaret or DM us on Instagram (@invisiblecabaret) whenever you want to #GetGrateful. *** Things mentioned in the podcast: Faber Academy Arcola Theatre Angels in America - have a glimpse of Mateo's Prior Walter here! All About Eve (about a main actor being usurped) Schroedinger’s cat Lyttleton Theatre Finborough Theatre The Busy World is Hushed Tips for curating your Insta feed for better mental health *** Edited and mixed by Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod, available by license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ www.invisiblecabaret.org
33:38
March 12, 2021
‘If You Don’t Have Mental Health Issues, You’re Not Paying Attention’ | Persona, Queerness and Raaage with the Iconic RUBYYY JONES
We are massively fangirling because the queerlesque LEGEND, RUBYYY JONES, joins us on the podcast today! Rubyyy gives us perspective, wisdom and life as they expand on all things creativity and mental health. How do we create sustainable performance rooted in real feeling? How do we keep seeing the beauty in the world when it's also cruel and gross? How will London ever recover from Rubyyy moving back to Canada?!? All this and more in today's episode. Check out Rubyyy's website and Patreon for lots of wonderful, creative, workshoppy, wisdommy goodness. CW: George Floyd's murder (21:08 - 21:25); survivor's guilt and infant death (32:11 - 32:52 & 35:16 - 35:35) Some useful links for mental health issues mentioned in this episode: anger issues; mental health impacts of racism & Black Minds Matter; survivor's guilt & PTSD; substance abuse *** What are you grateful for? You can message us on Facebook, Tweet us at @inviscabaret or DM us on Instagram (@invisiblecabaret) whenever you want to #GetGrateful. *** Things mentioned in the podcast: RuPaul controversy: a handy guide AFAB definition Neurodivergence: learn more & get support Ep with Robert Hallow on anger George Floyd and lockdown: a think-piece on the impact RVT (Royal Vauxhall Tavern) Familyyy Fierce collective in Polari magazine Kew Gardens *** Edited and mixed by Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod , available by license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ www.invisiblecabaret.org
43:15
February 26, 2021
'The Power of Small' | Our First Ever LIVE Podcast Recording!
As we round up Season 1 and embark on Season 2 of The Invisible Cabaret Podcast, we thought it was time to push the boat out and try something new... Thank you to everyone who joined us for our first ever LIVE podcast recording, which took place on our Instagram! What better way to celebrate Time To Talk Day than by having a good old chat about mental health? This year's theme was 'The Power of Small', which Ferrero Rochelle and Rosie Verbose enjoyed exploring alongside interjections from our lovely Insta-audience.  CW: anxiety, depression, bereavement by su*cide at 14.58 - 15.55 (general chat about grief continues to around 17 mins) Here's a full directory of resources for mental health issues on the Time to Change website. *** What are you grateful for? Be in the next episode of our podcast and tell us what has you feeling thankful lately. You can message us on Facebook, Tweet us at @inviscabaret or DM us on Instagram (@invisiblecabaret)! We’d also be mega-grateful if you could leave a little review, as it helps other people find our podcast. *** Things mentioned in the podcast: Time To Talk Day on the Time To Change website Some of our favourite episodes: Cyberpunk and capitalism with Blue Monday (IGTV snippet on shifting priorities) Talking libido with Dee Dee La Femme Expressing anger safely with Robert Hallow (IGTV snippet on vulnerability) CBT with Roch's Dad, therapist Brian Thomas (IGTV snippet on mental health medication) *** Like what we do? There are several ways you can support Invisible Cabaret: firstly, free of charge (yay), if you could follow us on social media and comments/save/share our posts, that would be awesome. If you’ve got a bit of spare change, you can fling it at us in a couple of ways - you can buy us a ‘coffee’ as a one-off, or support us on Patreon for a couple of pounds a month, which will entitle you to perks such as monthly postcards, backstage info and discounted tickets to shows. And our undying gratitude, obvs. *** Edited and mixed by Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod, available by license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ www.invisiblecabaret.org
43:32
February 12, 2021
'Scars, Not Wounds' | Sanity, Sensitivity and Sobriety with Theatre Maker, GUY WOOLF
This edition of our mental health and creativity flavoured podcast, we are joined by a stalwart friend of Invisible Cabaret: the multi-gifted, sickeningly talented Guy Woolf. Guy is an actor-director-composer-singer-advocate; you can see why he tends to go by 'theatre maker', just to save on hyphens. We chat with Guy about feeling his way through a career in the arts, checking and redressing privilege, and how his dog changed his life. Plus, Ferrero Rochelle and Rosie Verbose come unstuck whilst trying to make a furniture analogy, so look out for that. Check out Represent Theatre and watch this space! And don't miss the play Guy is directing with the Manchester Jewish Museum: full details on Guy's Twitter. Find out more about Guy via his website; read his bio on the Equity website. He is represented by United Agents. CW: alcohol abuse & addiction behaviours (18:30 - 21:50); brief mention of medical trauma (19:00 - 19:35). Some useful links for mental health issues mentioned in this episode: help with substance abuse here and here. *** What are you grateful for? Be in the next episode of our podcast and tell us what has you feeling thankful lately. You can message us on Facebook, Tweet us at @inviscabaret or DM us on Instagram (@invisiblecabaret)! *** Things mentioned in the podcast: Episode with Bria Bryony Kimmings, British live artist Equity (you can hear more about how Equity helped troupe member Steph "Tootsie" De Whalley during lockdown in her episode) Michelle Ashton, part of Equity Young Members Committee; find her on Twitter @chelle_ashton Represent (Guy is Creative Director) Lutheran bad-ass Nadia Bolz-Weber; see the original Tweet Guy references here Heineken non-alcoholic beer (other 0% beers are available) Dogs & mental health: Guardian article *** Edited and mixed by Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod , available by license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ www.invisiblecabaret.org
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January 22, 2021
'Always Auditioning' | Opera, OCD and Overspending with Soprano, BRIA LOVEGROVE
Welcome to 2021, things are about to get fiery... Ferrero Rochelle and Rosie Verbose are delighted to start off the New Year with a bang by chatting to Bria Lovegrove (née Kelly), a soprano whose Masters dissertation was on the impact of tragedy in opera. She shares her experience of how training as a professional classical singer affected her mental health, visiting areas such as perfectionism, self-medicating, the impact on her bank balance and the "grin and bear it" culture she experienced at conservatoire. Do the classical arts glamorise mental ill health? Find Bria on Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/briakellysoprano/ CW: anxiety, depression, alcohol as coping mechanism, perfectionism & OCD. Plus a few F bombs, but in our defence, we were pretty PO'ed. Some useful links for mental health issues mentioned in this episode: Help Musicians UK; help with substance abuse here and here; OCD-UK. *** What are you grateful for? Be in the next episode of our podcast and tell us what has you feeling thankful lately. You can message us on Facebook, Tweet us at @inviscabaret or DM us on Instagram (@invisiblecabaret)! *** Things mentioned in the podcast: Find out more about Brianna  Help Musicians UK study, "Can music make you sick?" Classical Magazine 2019 study on mental health provision in music Invisible Cabaret 'Tortured Artist' lip-sync: get a flavour on our Instagram  Text 85258 to SHOUT UK helpline if you need to talk to someone, especially a crisis counsellor *** Edited and mixed by Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod , available by license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ www.invisiblecabaret.org
40:08
January 8, 2021
'There Is No Pass Or Fail in Therapy' | The Power of Communication with Therapist, BRIAN (AKA Papa Ferrero)
No doubt, over the last few months, you've heard the rumble in the jungle, you've heard the brain cogs turning... Well, the time has come: Rochelle's Dad is finally on the podcast! Not only is it nice to be family-centric in this festive season, but Brian is a top-notch therapist with decades of experience under his belt. It was such a joy to grill him about the ups and downs of therapy, what it's like from the other side of the desk, and some tips and tricks about how to get the most out of your therapy experience. CW: light conversation about therapy for OCD (6:56 - 7:50); working with sectioned patients, psychosis and violent mental illness (18:17 - 21:25); PTSD and trauma (26:20 - 28:24). Some useful links for mental health issues mentioned in this episode: how to find a therapist; Mind's latest report on men's mental health. *** What are you grateful for atm? Message us on Facebook, Tweet us at @inviscabaret or DM us on Instagram! *** Things mentioned in the podcast: What is CBT? (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) Our episode with Richard 'The Burly Photographer' McKenzie Psychosis Our episode with Elyssa on PTSD EMDR therapy (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) Yoga with Adriene Troupe member Miss Mustardseed's episode on our podcast Socratic questioning Long Covid symptoms Darron Brown on Soul Central Radio  Find a therapist with BetterHelp or via the BACP directory *** Edited and mixed by Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod , available by license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ www.invisiblecabaret.org
39:08
December 18, 2020
'You Can Just Jolly Well Catch Up' | PTSD and Productivity with Illustrator ELYSSA RIDER
More creativity and mental health chat with Ferrero Rochelle and Rosie Verbose! We had the pleasure of chatting to illustrator and s*x-educator, Elyssa Rider, about her experience of EMDR therapy, managing burnout as a freelance content creator, and representing the world as she thinks it ought to be. We covered a LOAD of great stuff but please be aware there is a lot of discussion about treating trauma of various kinds, so please check in with yourself before listening and feel free to skip using the time stamps below ❤️ Check out Elyssa's art on Instagram: @elyssa_rider, and the charity she works for, Brook, on their website and on Instagram at @brook_sexpositive. Please note, we experienced a technical glitch during recording which was absolutely NOTHING to do with Rosie having a moment of complete and utter stupidity. As such, there is a slight difference in quality between the first half of the podcast and the rest of the episode. Thank you for your patience. Rosie has learned her lesson. CW: brief mentions of racism (4:17 - 5:10 and 24:40 - 26:03); street harassment (9:57 - 10:42 and 24:20 - 26:03); PTSD and trauma (15:40 - 22:00). Some useful links for mental health issues mentioned in this episode: PTSD; racism & mental health; burn-out; mental health during Covid-19. You can find more mental health resources on our website. *** What are you grateful for atm? Message us on Facebook, @inviscabaret or DM us on Instagram! *** Things mentioned in the podcast: EMDR (not to be confused with EDM) Elyssa's Street Harassment Diaries: here and here Elyssa's illustration & shop Butterfly Sailor Moon meme Rosie Verbose's singing livestreams are available to watch on her Instagram: @rosieverbose Catfish: the TV show Queer Christmas cards! Ruby Rare's book, 'A S-x Guide for Adults' *** Edited and mixed by Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod , available by license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ www.invisiblecabaret.org
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December 4, 2020
'We're Revolutionaries Out Here' | I am Artist, Hear Me Art with CURLY CHAOS
Burlesque artist, host and all-round powerhouse Curly Chaos joins Ferrero Rochelle and Rosie Verbose, to chat about what creativity and mental health means to her. Expect a rip-roaring half-hour adventure through dance, periods, psychotherapy and mutilating rubber ducks. Strap in, lads. Check out Curly on Instagram as @curly_chaos_burlesque, and read her blog here. Some useful links for mental health issues mentioned in this episode:  CW - PMDD (12:30 - 16:45): treatment; self-care; blog & community; suicidal thoughts (26:35). *** What are you grateful for atm? Tweet @inviscabaret or DM us on Instagram! *** Things mentioned in the podcast: Chaotic Good Neo-burlesque: a short history Rubber duck act; Willy Wonka teaser; Chaos Cabaret; Warrior Act- see Curly's Instagram! East London burlesque studio - run by Evelyn Carnate Cabaret vs. Cancer Love Actually first lobster Prima ballerina with Alzheimer's is transported by music Our episode with troupe member and nurse, Miss Mustardseed - she also wrote about it on our blog PMDD Our episode with Robert Hallow (re. dealing with anger) SO cards That's Burlesque podcast Bitten Peach cabaret collective Cocoa Butter Club burlesque collective Gratitude jar - make your own using this guide! *** Edited and mixed by Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod , available by license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ www.invisiblecabaret.org
35:25
November 20, 2020
"I am terrified. Are you?" "Yes. We are both terrified." | Making Music and Magic with ROBERT HALLOW
Theatre-makers and mental health geeks Ferrero Rochelle and Rosie Verbose are joined by folk-rock singer-songwriter and composer, Robert Hallow, of Robert Hallow and the Holy Men. This charming chap talks about catharsis, music as safe space, and the importance of creating in a community. We also learn about Dungeons and Dragons. NO NERDS ALLOWED. Check out Robert Hallow and the Holy Men on Bandcamp, Amazon, Spotify, all those joints. You can find Robert on Instagram as @robert_hallow_music. We've got this pre-Corona live recording on repeat! Some useful links for mental health issues mentioned in this episode: CALM (for men aged 16-35); addiction/ dependency resources *** What are you grateful for atm? Tweet @inviscabaret, DM us on Instagram, email us, or - better still - send us a voice message! *** Things mentioned in the podcast: Buy Robert Hallow's EP Empty Plates on Bandcamp! You can also listen on Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon. The Regicide Chronicles on Bandcamp David Holmes, sound engineer at Soup Studios Fan art for Empty Plates and more from the fandom Dungeons and Dragons *** Edited and mixed by Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod , available by license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ www.invisiblecabaret.org
31:49
November 6, 2020
Boys Don’t Cry | Locking Down and Opening Up with Richard 'The Burly Photographer’ McKenzie
Invisible Cabaret charters new waters this week, as we venture outside the troupe to talk about creativity and mental health with artists in other fields. And after guesting on his podcast earlier on in lockdown, how could they not put Richard McKenzie, AKA The Burly Photographer, top of the priority list! Richard is a fantastic live-event photographer, whose work has earned him international renown in the burlesque community. He joins hosts Ferrero Rochelle and Rosie Verbose to talk about how to keep motivated and inspired as a creative - even in an international crisis - as well as sharing his fascinating perspective on men's mental health and how cabaret might begin to bridge that gap. You can find Richard on Facebook as @digitalmck and on Instagram as @theburlyphotographer. CW - 15:23 brief mention of suicide. Some useful links for Men's Mental Health: CALM (for men aged 16-35); Dudes 'N' Dogs community group. *** What are you grateful for atm? Tweet @inviscabaret, DM us on Instagram, email us, or - better still - send us a voice message! *** Things mentioned in the podcast: Buy Richard's Book of Rainbows Richard's photographs from the BLM demonstrations and many more are available to purchase in this book Luscious Cabaret, run by Lady Luscious Museum of London's appeal for Covid collection contributions Councillors pointing at things Reading Fringe Festival The Scarlet Vixens (on Instagram as @thescarletvixens) Harlem Nocturne John Cooper Clarke - some of Richard's recommendations: Kung Fu International & I Wanna Be Yours Paulus's original song, 'Tribe' *** Edited and mixed by Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod , available by license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ www.invisiblecabaret.org
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October 24, 2020
The Art of the Perfect Tickle-Slap | Glamour and Grit with Dee Dee La Femme
Our mental health and creativity podcast hits its 10th episode! And who better to celebrate with than another Invisible Cabaret stalwart, the sexy chanteuse, lipstick lesbian and baddest of asses, Dee Dee La Femme. You can find Dani on Instagram as @deedeelafemme, and on her page dedicated to sexual wellbeing and sex positivity. *** Be in the next episode of #InvisiblePodcast! Tweet or DM us with what you're grateful for this week, or - better still - send us a voice message! Are you a creative (of any description) with a mental health story to tell? Email invisiblecabaret@gmail.com with your pitch to be a guest on the podcast. *** Things mentioned in the podcast: Don't drink Lemsip if you're taking antidepressants! Dani's Quarantine Birthday video Kubler-Ross Stages of Grief, not to be confused with the Myers-Briggs personality test 😂 High-functioning depression Loss of libido: NHS guide Self-date ideas: some tips to get you started Health benefits of cuddling & some new cuddle positions to try 😏 Healthline Relate official website Louis Theroux: one of Rosie's fave documentaries Miss Mustardseed's latest blog on our website *** The Invisible Cabaret Podcast is all about mental health and creativity. Invisible Cabaret is a cabaret and burlesque troupe devoted to raising mental health awareness, founded by Rosie Verbose and Ferrero Rochelle. When the world's not in a global pandemic, Invisible Cabaret makes burlesque and cabaret shows all about mental health. Think vaudeville variety, dance, original music, comedy, poetry and more. You can see some clips of Invisible Cabaret in action on YouTube. Edited and mixed by Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod , available by license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Photo credit: Steve Gregson Photography  www.invisiblecabaret.org
34:30
October 9, 2020
'Everybody Loves Parfait' | Grease and Grace with Burlesque Queen and Drag King, Petit Pois
What a treat to talk to Petit Pois, a celebrated burlesque artiste and drag performer who just happens to be one of the longest-running members of our troupe! Hosts Ferrero Rochelle & Rosie Verbose talk to Shayla about her love of performing, creating characters and removing layers (in all senses). You can find Petit Pois via her website, on Facebook and on Instagram as @petitpoisburlesque. *** Be in the next episode of #InvisiblePodcast! Tweet or DM us with what you're grateful for this week, or - better still - send us a voice message! Are you a creative (of any description) with a mental health story to tell? Email invisiblecabaret@gmail.com with your pitch to be a guest on the podcast. *** Things mentioned in the podcast: Petit Pois as Danny Zuko at the World Burlesque Games Watch a snippet of Petit Pois in her 'Miracle' act and on our Instagram Derren Brown's 'miracle' speech Check out Dodie's music, used in the 'Miracle' act Incredible circus performer who just happens to be Shayla's bro, Danny Ash For Petit Pois's acts, e.g. Miss Trunchbull... see her website! The Shame Wizard on Big Mouth And of course, we couldn't leave out the full video for Bedknobs and Broomsticks 'bobbing along' *** The Invisible Cabaret Podcast is all about mental health and creativity. Invisible Cabaret is a cabaret and burlesque troupe devoted to raising mental health awareness, founded by Rosie Verbose and Ferrero Rochelle. When the world's not in a global pandemic, Invisible Cabaret makes burlesque and cabaret shows all about mental health. Think vaudeville variety, dance, original music, comedy, poetry and more. You can see some clips of Invisible Cabaret in action on YouTube. Edited and mixed by Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod , available by license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Photo credit: Steve Gregson Photography  www.invisiblecabaret.org
34:44
September 25, 2020
'I Was Reborn' | Feminism & Feeling Your Oats with Ida Sanguine
Burlesque siren and Invisible troupe member Ida Sanguine joins hosts Ferrero Rochelle & Rosie Verbose to talk about the origins of her burlesque career, her 'knack for sensual movement,' being a performer in lockdown, and the Law of Jante...  You can find Ida on Facebook, and on Instagram as @idasanguine. *** Be in the next episode of #InvisiblePodcast!  Tweet or DM us with what you're grateful for this week, or - better still - send us a voice message! Are you a creative (of any description) with a mental health story to tell? Email invisiblecabaret@gmail.com with your pitch to be a guest on the podcast. *** Things mentioned in the podcast: Burlesque performer, Belle de Beauvoir (the quote we reference was on her Instagram story so has since expired, but she's well worth a follow all the same!) LIPA (Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts) LIPA Vogue Ball - the birth of Sanguine [as Jessica Rabbit] Law of Jante JournalSpeak with Nicole J. Sachs COFX coffee shop in London Parks & Recreation - how to watch in the UK And no, we still don't know what Ida said at the end... If you can understand, get in touch!  *** The Invisible Cabaret Podcast is all about mental health and creativity. Invisible Cabaret is a cabaret and burlesque troupe devoted to raising mental health awareness, founded by Rosie Verbose and Ferrero Rochelle. When the world's not in a global pandemic, Invisible Cabaret makes burlesque and cabaret shows all about mental health. Think vaudeville variety, dance, original music, comedy, poetry and more. You can see some clips of Invisible Cabaret in action on YouTube. Edited and mixed by Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod , available by license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Photo credit: True Love Portfolio Package www.invisiblecabaret.org
26:15
September 11, 2020
Redefining 'Much' | Capitalism & Cyberpunk with Blue Monday
Join regular hosts Rosie Verbose & Ferrero Rochelle, as they chat with troupe member Blue Monday about creativity & mental health; specifically, how the need to make money affects our wellbeing. You can find Blue Monday on Instagram as @bluemonday.exe. CW: abuse at 28.37 - 32.34. Are you an artist (of any description) with a mental health story to tell? Email invisiblecabaret@gmail.com for more details about how to be a future guest on the podcast. *** Things mentioned in the podcast: Ada Lovelace – one of first coders, not to be confused with Linda Lovelace... The marketing creation of Blue Monday Extrinsic vs intrinsic goals: a sample study Cyberpunk and its links with the past 'Fig tree' piece - Belle Bluestocking explained her thinking on a recent podcast OCD info Mouncealot episode on processing trauma through art Perfectionism: some resources Warburtons wheat-free sourdough cob bread (Rosie's gratitude for the week!) National Domestic Abuse Helpline & the UK government website Erin's recipe : baby tomato & rosemary foccacia - stay tuned on our blog & socials! *** Be in the next episode of #InvisiblePodcast! Tweet or DM us with what you're grateful for this week, or - better still - send us a voice message! The Invisible Cabaret Podcast is all about mental health and creativity. Invisible Cabaret is a cabaret and burlesque troupe devoted to raising mental health awareness, founded by Rosie Verbose and Ferrero Rochelle. When the world's not in a global pandemic, Invisible Cabaret makes burlesque and cabaret shows all about mental health. Think vaudeville variety, dance, original music, comedy, poetry and more. You can see some clips of Invisible Cabaret in action on YouTube. Mixed by Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod , available by license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Photo credit: Steve Gregson Photography www.invisiblecabaret.org
34:56
August 28, 2020
'When I Was a Fig in the Cabaret...' | Toxic Positivity & Dancing Through Life with Belle Bluestocking
Today we’re joined by dancer and troupe sister Belle Bluestocking to talk about mental health and creativity, and what the two mean to her (kind of our theme, in case you hadn’t noticed). Belle opens up about dancing through her emotions, her beloved Sylvia Plath, and why ‘toxic positivity’ can be damaging to our mental health. Plus, did you know you can have a panic attack from happy excitement? Neither did we. Listen to the end to find out more… You can find Belle Bluestocking on Instagram as @issybee22. NB brief CW at 36 mins  Are you an artist (of any description) with a mental health story to tell? Email invisiblecabaret@gmail.com for more details about how to be a future guest on the podcast. *** Things mentioned in the podcast: Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar. New York: Harper and Row, 1971 Limón contemporary dance technique, developed by Mexican dancer & choreographer José Limón Martha Graham (American modern dancer & choreographer) Alvin Ailey (American dancer and choreographer) 'Toxic positivity' Digging for diamonds cartoon Dyspraxia - some great support resources on the ArtsMinds website Long-read about dance & mental health ‘I May Destroy You’ on BBC iPlayer ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ on Amazon Prime What to do if your friend has a panic attack *** Be in the next episode of #InvisiblePodcast! Tweet or DM us with what you're grateful for this week, or - better still - send us a voice message! The Invisible Cabaret Podcast is all about mental health and creativity. Invisible Cabaret is a cabaret and burlesque troupe devoted to raising mental health awareness, founded by Rosie Verbose and Ferrero Rochelle. When the world's not in a global pandemic, Invisible Cabaret makes burlesque and cabaret shows all about mental health. Think vaudeville variety, dance, original music, comedy, poetry and more. You can see some clips of Invisible Cabaret in action on YouTube. Mixed by Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod , available by license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Photo credit: Steve Gregson Photography www.invisiblecabaret.org
36:57
August 14, 2020
'Which Tree Were You at Drama School?' | Processing Trauma through Comedy with Mouncealot
Episode 5 of #InvisiblePodcast brings you an interview with London-based actor and our 'resident clown', Kate Mounce, AKA Mouncealot. Ferrero Rochelle and Rosie Verbose enjoy a fun and meaningful chat about the art of clowning, CPTSD and BPD, laughing at vs. laughing with, trauma and its effects on the body, navigating vulnerability in performance, and making work that comes from your deepest, raw self. All in about half an hour. Who says we're not having a productive quarantine? You can find Mouncealot online at @mouncealot83 and via her theatre company, Beside Ourselves Collective (@besideourselves on Instagram and TikTok). If you are looking to create a performance about or inspired by your own mental health journey, Invisible Cabaret offers 1:1 workshop sessions. Email invisiblecabaret@gmail.com for more details. Things mentioned in the podcast: Beside Ourselves Collective (see above) - devised theatre collaboration between LISPA trained Kate Mounce and Fourth Monkey graduate Eleanor Young. C-PTSD (Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder) LISPA (now arthaus.berlin) École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques LeCoq Recommended reading: 'Waking the Tiger' by Peter Levine (about somatic experiencing and psychological trauma). *** Be in the next episode of #InvisiblePodcast! Tweet or DM us with what you're grateful for this week, or - better still - send us a voice message! The Invisible Cabaret Podcast is all about mental health and creativity. Invisible Cabaret is a cabaret and burlesque troupe devoted to raising mental health awareness, founded by Rosie Verbose and Ferrero Rochelle. When the world's not in a global pandemic, Invisible Cabaret makes burlesque and cabaret shows all about mental health. Think vaudeville variety, dance, original music, comedy, poetry and more. You can see some clips of Invisible Cabaret in action on YouTube.  With thanks to: Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod  License: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Photo credit: Richard McKenzie, AKA The Burly Photographer Find more Invisible Cabaret on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
35:03
July 31, 2020
Balle Balle! | Burlesque and Bollywood with Bolly Ditz Dolly
Ferrero Rochelle and Rosie Verbose chat to Invisible Cabaret troupe member, Bolly Ditz Dolly, about burlesque, Bollywood and bhajis. Ditz has performed her unique brand of fusion-inspired neo-burlesque all over the shop, from Bitten Peach, OwPHWOARd and I Need to Cher, to being crowned the winner of Burlesque Idol UK 2019. In this episode, we explore her journey to burlesque, her creative process, and her passion for cooking samosas from scratch. You can find BDD online at @bollyditz.dolly. Read more about her burlesque journey in this blog, or have a listen to more stories about her South Asian background on the acclaimed Masala Podcast. Things mentioned in the podcast: Burlesque Idol  House of Burlesque classes Sajid Javid's political campaign  London Bi Pandas Fact check: the Tragic Silencing of Salem the Cat. *** Invisible Cabaret is a cabaret and burlesque troupe devoted to raising mental health awareness, founded by Rosie Verbose and Ferrero Rochelle. With thanks to: Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod  License: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Photo credit: Richard McKenzie, AKA The Burly Photographer Find more Invisible Cabaret on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.  You can also email us at invisiblecabaret@gmail.com.
34:48
July 16, 2020
'It's So Nice to See FLESH' | Creativity and Craft during Covid-19 with Steph de Whalley
This episode, Ferrero Rochelle and Rosie Verbose are joined by Invisible Cabaret troupe member, Stephanie De Whalley, AKA 'Tootsie', known for her fancy footwork and heartfelt performances. Join us as we chat about staying connected to creativity and your craft, even in the midst of lockdown burnout. You can find Steph online at @stephdewhalley. She is represented by Simon & How. Things mentioned in the podcast: 'Magic Goes Wrong' by Mischief and Penn & Teller - see Steph in action in this rip-roaring show when theatres are up and running again! www.magicgoeswrong.com/ www.mischiefcomedy.com Self Employment Grant Equity union for performers and creative practitioners Mutual Aid volunteering - find out what you can do in your area Tom (i.e. Mr Steph) / follow him on Instagram Triller app - we highly recommend watching Steph & Tom's 'Club Night'  Little Angel Theatre - listen to Steph read 'The Frog Prince' as part of the Stories for Children playlist CBS dance lessons Open University *** Invisible Cabaret is a cabaret and burlesque troupe devoted to raising mental health awareness, founded by Rosie Verbose and Ferrero Rochelle. With thanks to: Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod Link: incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4342-sh…es-of-spring License: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Photo credit: Steve Gregson Photography
33:55
June 11, 2020
'Stop Being Emily Blunt!' | Bodies and Performing with Miss Mustardseed
Ferrero Rochelle and Rosie Verbose are joined by troupe member Miss Mustardseed. By day, Miss Mustardseed is a critical care nurse and a key worker in the Covid crisis. By night, she likes to sing, recite poetry, and take her clothes off with Invisible Cabaret. Join us as we chat about how the pandemic is affecting her life and mental health, dodging compliments, and how creativity has become a vital outlet for her (along with roller derby and binging Try Guys videos).  If you'd prefer to watch the episode, you can find it on our YouTube channel - search 'Invisible Cabaret' on YouTube!  CW: talk of eating disorders.  Below are time stamps to help you navigate:  00.00 - 08.09: introduction & choosing a burlesque name  08.09 - 14.00: performing with the Cabaret  14.00 - 19.05: being a nurse in a pandemic  19.05 - 37.20: eating disorders & body positivity vs. body neutrality  37.20 - end: weekly gratitude  Things Lily mentions:  NHS Wellbeing services for NHS workers: https://www.nhsemployers.org/news/2020/04/new-staff-health-and-wellbeing-support  Support for eating disorders: UK - https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/support-services/helplines  International: https://www.eatingdisorderhope.com/treatment-for-eating-disorders/international  Resources for families: https://familymentalwealth.com/families/  Megan Jayne Crabbe's book: 'Body Positive Power' - or check her out on Instagram: @bodyposipanda  Jameela Jamil's Vogue interview: https://www.vogue.co.uk/article/jameela-jamil-vogue-september-2019-issue. You can find her on Instagram as @jameelajamilofficial - or check out her passion project @i_weigh  Aphrodite Greene née Jones & Crystal Rasmussen's song sessions on Instagram: @tomglitter  Jonathan Van Ness, 'Over the Top' (@jvn on Instagram) 'Gay of Thrones' is available on YouTube and Amazon Prime  Emily Blunt's BALALALALALALAH moment frequently cited in this episode is available to watch in its full glory here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjJKdQTD1bc (original source: The Graham Norton Show, BBC)  Invisible Cabaret is a cabaret and burlesque troupe devoted to raising mental health awareness, founded by Rosie Verbose and Ferrero Rochelle.  With thanks to: Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk  Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod Link: incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4342-sh…es-of-spring  License: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  Photo credit: Steve Gregson Photography
48:55
May 12, 2020
The Invisible Cabaret Podcast! | Episode 1: The Flower and the Sh*t
A new venture for these indoorsy times! Join hosts Ferrero Rochelle and Rosie Verbose as they talk about the intersections between mental health and the creative arts. Invisible Cabaret is a cabaret and burlesque troupe devoted to raising mental health awareness, founded by Rosie Verbose and Ferrero Rochelle.  *** Invisible Cabaret is a cabaret and burlesque troupe devoted to raising mental health awareness, founded by Rosie Verbose and Ferrero Rochelle. With thanks to: Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod Link: incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4342-sh…es-of-spring License: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Photo credit: Steve Gregson Photography
26:15
April 11, 2020