Thursday, September 22, 2011

Tickets for The Champagne Circus II

October 8th is drawing closer and tickets for The Champagne Circus are selling fast!

We have a line-up of immense international proportions - with Aerial Acrobatics from cult icon, Amazing Ari. As well as circus and cabaret performances from some of the world's best artists featuring: Lada Redstar, Ophelia Bitz, Missy Macabre, Pippa the Rippa, and Lucky Hell.

Tickets are available on the door for 35€, or for 30€ from

You can reserve a table by emailing me at:

You can pre-buy tickets online from: 

You can also WIN TWO FREE TICKETS from:

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Atelieri O. Haapala get ready to shoot the circus!

Attendees at the last Champagne Circus will remember a beautiful vintage circus themed photo booth in the main bar.
It was of course, Helsinki's finest cabinet portrait artists, Atelieri O. Haapala - Saara Salmi, and Marco Melander.
The photos they took were absolutely wonderful, capturing the atmosphere and audience perfectly. I've included some, for those of you who haven't seen them yet! You can see more on the Atelieri O. Haapala website.

They will be returning to Vanha Ylioppilastalo for October's Champagne Circus! (Yay!!) with a brand spanking new backdrop, and props! 

We cannot wait!

Monday, September 12, 2011


Ari is indeed 'Circus Supernatural'

A highly respected and accomplished artist who has performed throughout Australia, Asia, The Middle East and Europe. Ari is an aerial master,and his skills range from; aerial silk, spanish web, corde lisse, static trapeze and aerial ring to harness work, fire and pole dance.

Ari presents his performances with dexterity, power and grace.
Performing breathtaking drops with fluid movement, working through mind-bending aerial routines with explosive energy as he falls and effortlessly catches himself mid-air. 

He is beautiful, captivating and talented. 

Friday, September 9, 2011

Missy Macabre

Missy will be performing with fire for this month's Champagne Circus! It's gonna be hot hot hot!

Missy Macabre is the ultimate Fakir Fatale. Dubbed as 'Sideshow Royalty' by British press - Missy is renowned for bringing both class and elegance to the international world of Circus Sideshow and Cabaret. Thoroughly decadent - with a spectacular display of couture costumes, fearlessness and unique stunts such as the 'Bath of Broken Glass'  Missy can easily claim to be the most diligent of female fakirs working in Europe today. Her stunts are executed with poise, confidence and skill. Her shows embody the romanticism of traditional travelling circuses of yesteryear, fused with the ethereal glamour of Weimar cabaret of 1920s Berlin.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Lada Redstar!

Here we have another larger than life character performing for us all at October's Champagne Circus! The lascivious Lada Redstar!

Lada is glamour personified. She's quite simply fabulous, and is one of the most influential burlesque artists of her generation - her couture costumes are outstanding. And, she has the intimate, timeless sex appeal akin to the classic divas of the silver screen. She's the ultimate showgirl. 
In Burlesque you can't be sexy, or entertaining without a touch of dry humour, poise and timing. Lada has all three down to a very fine art indeed! 

For the Champagne Circus, Lada Redstar will be performing two very special acts that haven't yet been seen in Helsinki:

Photos by Lorenzo Paxia, and Neil Kendall.

Pippa the Ripper!

Pippa the Ripper, is a hula-hooping mastermind. Some would say a genius, even. For she makes the art of hula-hooping look deceptively easy!

Performing in theatres, circus big-tops, and cabarets from Berlin to Broadway, Pippa has left a trail of emotional devastation in her wake. Now living in London, Australian Pippa is currently working on a new world record attempt. ( I wonder if she'll give us a preview for The Champagne Circus?!)
Beautiful, fun, sexy and amusing, Pippa will rip into your psyche and tear away your conceptions of circus burlesque forever! 

Friday, September 2, 2011

Ophelia Bitz!

For all of you who attended April's Champagne Circus you would have encountered a larger than life character, notorious for her heathen sense of humour, and wicked, wicked ways. 
Our Ring Mistress Ophelia Bitz is back in Helsinki on October 8th bringing with her more sordid tales of desire, depravity, and songs of seduction and scandal, whilst maintaining her enviable charisma and dashing sense of humour.
We are SO excited to have her back, she was one of the stars of April's show, and she hasn't let us forget it in a hurry. I'm sure those in attendance will remember Bitz's kiwi fruit exploits for a very long time to come, indeed...

Not only is Ophelia Bitz an international show girl of the highest esteem. She also has recently won a flying gold penis trophy at The Erotic Awards, London for Sexy Comedienne of the year! 

(The Erotic Awards are run by charity Outsiders, to celebrate sex workers, activists, writers and artists, and to raise awareness of the rights of people with physical disabilities. Founded by Tuppy Owens the awards serve as a fund-raiser and party.)

Ophelia produces a phenomenal cultural event celebrating sexual diversity, antique pornography, ethical consumption of contemporary pornography , cabaret and comedy! The event is called ArtWank, and you can read more about it here; ART WANK!!!!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Lucky Hell

Its time again for another Circus Spectacular! Leading up to The Champagne Circus, I'll be introducing October's fabulous cast and crew, here's the first of many talented artists...

Missy x

Lucky Hell.

For those of you who have been reading the Finnish news recently, you would have noticed a lot of fuss about this lady! Lucky recently performed a successful flesh suspension from a crane over a lake in Helsinki to raise awareness for animal rights in Finland.

Lucky is Finland's only female sword swallower — an ancient art that is rarely resurrected in the 21st Century, she's a modern fakir, presenting her death defying stunts to international audiences with a luxurious, louche appeal seldom seen in today's cabaret underworld! 

We can't wait to see what she'll come up with for October's Champagne Circus, but here's a few teasers from her previous performances: