Funny Girls are coming of age in fabulous style

Celebrating 21 years of the famous burlesque and drag venue with a spectacular summer show

Blackpool’s famous Funny Girls showbar comes of age with a spectacular summer show.

Funny Girls Photos courtesy of Dave Nelson

Funny Girls Photos courtesy of Dave Nelson

The burlesque and drag venue celebrates its 21st birthday with a show packed with new musical numbers, comedy and, of course, the sparkling costumes for which it is world famous.

A spokesman said: “The fabulous and famous Funny Girls feathers are even more fabulous than ever and the vivacious variety of super gorgeous handmade beaded dresses, diamanté, stone and sequined strewn bejewelled costumes, outlandish outfits, hot pants and headdresses are enough to outshine the Blackpool Illuminations!”

The show is themed around divas from the world of rock and pop and celebrates the best female performers, including Shirley Bassey and the late Amy Winehouse.

The show kicks off with a tribute to Dame Shirley and includes her biggest hits Hey Big Spender and Get This Party Started.

The fabulous and famous Funny Girls feathers are even more fabulous than ever and the vivacious variety of super gorgeous handmade beaded dresses, diamanté, stone and sequined strewn bejewelled costumes, outlandish outfits, hot pants and headdresses are enough to outshine the Blackpool Illuminations!

The show also includes swing and Broadway classics, with a nod towards Strictly Come Dancing.

There is also a gospel sing-a-long and a modern take on Elvis.

Dolly Parton, Cher and Lady Ga Ga also figure in the fun.

The shows, which are now underway, run to November 9.