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#YesAStripper reads like a short story, which might be because it’s read from loose leaf paper, like it is a short story. It’s a glimpse into a charming, shocking, predictable and sympathetic story. But the story is often buried by the distracting medium. Our stripper, Arabella Allure, stood in an anime-inspired outfit, giving an air of confidence she gallantly tells us proverbially; but it seems absent in her performance. A quick wit with the audience would propel this piece ten-fold. Beyond the delivery, the content is often engaging, outside the financial talk. A quick delivery like she had as a stripper would foster the content this show offers. - Ryan Hook


Gig City


Total Score
1.5/ 5

Reader Rating
22 total ratings



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Dates / Times:
  • 9:30 pm - 2018/08/16
  • 2:45 pm - 2018/08/17
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8 Reviews


    This was NOT entertaining. Enlightening in a book report kinda way; where you don’t really find the contents that interesting.

    Steve T

    Former stripper lifelessly reads boring script from a binder. That’s pretty much it. No humour, no interesting stories. Her contempt for clients of strip clubs seems to be carried over to Fringe goers.


    This personal recount of one persons exprence from the corporate world to the art of stripping is not one to miss.

    Her story demonstrates the power a human has and what they can endure it also includes current topics surrounding stripping, sex work, burlesque, feminism, and privilege.

    The performers strength in sharing her experiences is incredible and awe inspiring.

    If you have ever wondered “what is the difference between stripping and burlesque” or “what is it like to be a stripper” or any question along those then I highly recommend attending this informative one woman show.

    Sarah-Layne Nossack

    If you’re looking for a fierce, playful, empowering memoir, #yesastripper is what you need to see.

    Arabella is well spoken, confident and extremely knowledgeable. The story is raw, real, and blunt with an equal dose of humour that leaves the viewer fascinated, inspired and enlightened.

    This powerful performance challanges sexism, societal expectations, and the negative connotations that surround sex work.

    I would highly recommend this storytelling to anyone who is intrigued by the adult entertainment industry.


    This show was just bad …. reading an hour long scripted essay with limited anecdotal pieces. There was one or two funny tidbits and that was it. Compared to the other great shows at fringe, this one doesn’t make the grade.


    Reading from notes prevented Arabella from connecting with the audience.
    I felt like I participated a lecture rather than in a performance.
    It was interesting to learn how stripping industry operates.

    John Cox

    What a spectacular, heartfelt account of life as a stripper. The scene is set in a welcoming air conditioned space, the music clips are on point – highlighting the transitions in the script. Arabella tells her tale and leaves a bit of herself on stage. There were some brilliant points of laughter, and a few moments that elicited silent tears. I highly recommend this show to any feminist or anyone curious about the ins and outs of the industry.

    Holly Hart

    I feel like the original review and some of the readers reviews come from feeling personally attacked on the very direct content of the show -because they know it’s about them that Arabella Allure is talking about.

    Now the positive reviews are coming from those who know what female empowerment is all about!

    This story is one former strippers’ perspective on the industry. It is heartfelt, honest, funny, and just a tease on what being a reality it is to be a stripper.

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