Who is she?

Update: Fancy
Chance is now the former  reigning Alternative Miss
 as well as London’s Top Tranny
Hilarious, glamorous, and exuberantly irreverent, the diminutive Fancy Chance is the undisputed comic spectacle of the UK burlesque/variety/vaudeville circuit. She is one of the rare breed of circus performers who hangs by her hair and can be seen dragging it up as Prince on many occasion. She is also actively contributing and creating performance art pieces for UK and international events. 
Hailing from a background of cabaret, theatre and performance art, in 2001 she was brought

into “nouveau burlesque” by the infamous Miss Indigo Blue, founding

member of BurlyQ: A Queer Cabaret and former Burlesque Hall Of Fame Queen of Burlesque. 

Fancy’s goal is to perform acts

that dazzle and delight with comic characters and satire to the max
whether goose stepping as Kim Jong Il or stripping down to tasseling sensation! She’s produced
and directed the sell out show “BurlyQ Revue” in 2005 and “BurlyQ
Pageant” in 2006 as one of the first runs of a Neo burlesque show in Europe. She is a former member of the Fire Tusk Pain Proof Circus and French Kicks Can-Can and
continues to develop her own infectious mixture of comedic
vaudeville and ecdysiast entanglements. 

Past Shows
include (but not exclusive to) official winner of Alternative Miss World 2009 (Roundhouse, London), constant contributor at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, Hippodrome (London), Circus (london), headlining the Latitude Festival cabaret stage, Utopia Live (Roundhouse London), I Love You But We Only Have 14 Minutes To Save The Earth (Soho Theatre London), Sleaze (London), Melody Sweet’s Coney Island Burlesque (Ceasars Palace Las Vegas), The Wet Spot (leeds), The Guilded Merkin, (Reading Festival cabaret stage, Leeds Festival cabaret stage, The Box (london and  NYC), guest performer for La Clique (Edinburgh), The Immodest Tease Show at the Bloomsbury Ballroom, V&A Surrealist Ball headliner, regular guest performer with the Gawkagogo Freakshow, All That Jazz, Bonobo Presents, official selection for the newcomers category at Miss Exotic World 2006, Volupte, Lounge, Lounge Lover, the Working Men’s Club, the Tassel Club (Dublin), the Hootchie Kootchie Club (Stockholm), Duckie, Vauxhallville, Cherry Pop Peepshow (Birmingham), Jeepers Peepers (Newcastle), Burlesque Freakout (Amsterdam), Starshine Burlesque (NYC), the Slipper Room (NYC), Skullduggery and Skinshow (NYC), Sweet and Nasty (NYC) The only glamour shot you will ever see of meVeronica Thompson (Fancy
Chance), the undoubtable star… At times the coquette and at times
the seductress Thomson steals the show…
” – The Stage
“Fancy Chance is a five star act
every time.” –

8 responses

6 05 2008

Hi Fancy,

Love the show and great conversation about London at Hypergender BurlyQ.
Keep in touch.

Terry Diamond

13 05 2008

Hello Miss Fancy,

After seeing you perform at the Burlesque Freakout in Amsterdam last sunday I can only say one thing: You’ve got yourself a brand new fan!
I really loved your grieving widow act, but your Alice-performance blew me away. You’re not only really funny, but you’ve got the moves AND the curves to set the stage on fire.
I’m looking forward to seeing you perform again the next time you come to Amsterdam.


7 11 2008
The Jammincrew

Jamboree @ Apothecary from Joe Catchpole on Vimeo.

I Can’t wait to see you on Saturday!


3 05 2009

Congratulations on becoming Alternative Miss World 2009. You looked fabulous and were a VERY deserving winner. Your evening wear was fantsatic!

19 07 2009

Seeing you at Latitude 2006 got me into Burlesque ! Latitude 2009 17th July you sat on me lol. Thankyou for being such a great entertainer, your truly BRILLIANT !!!! x x x

23 09 2009

i love the look of your shows and i’d like to treat a
friend of mine to one ,’fraid i work in afghanistan and will be
home from 8th -23rd october , i know she’d love your show ,do you
have any scheduled for those dates ?

2 02 2012
What will the dragon bring? | Kimchi Soul

[…] 4) Do something active (I am torn between getting back into Taekwondo, and attempting to become the next Fancy Chance) […]

11 02 2012
Big Gaz

Hey Fancy! Thanks for picking me as your new “husband” last night at The Voodoo Rooms! Fantastic show. You can twirl your tassels at me anytime! X

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