What the Critics Say

As a serial provocateur, I’ve been assigned all sorts of monikers and labels such as ‘maverick’,  ‘rebel’, ‘queen’, ‘infamous’. ‘fearless leader’ and ‘eccentric’.

I’ve been called even lesser eloquent things too, especially in being considered one of the pioneers of the burlesque renaissance, but that’s all good as it is a sure sign of having done something meaningful and ultimately ‘disruptive’ to the status quo. As Oscar Wilde put it:

When the critics disagree, the artist is in accordance with himself.

Some opinion, hearsay and such:

“We cannot comment on any other of her activities”

BBC Spokesman to Sun Journalist

BBC Spokesman

“Absolutely fascinating! Possibly one of the most intelligent people I’ve ever met in my life.”

Katie Martin

BBC Radio Solent

“…her research, writing and vast knowledge of subject matter, make her an asset to her profession”

Anthony Caulfield

Nightfall Films

“she is a committed, diligent writer and sparkling storyteller.”

Karen Gregor

Producer – BBC R4

“Totally Hilarious”

Ben Elton


Marie Claire

“I entered the class as a sceptic and suspected Kirsty was possibly slightly mad. I actually left suspecting Kirsty was in fact a bit of a genius.”

L?oreal Blacklett

“Breaking New Ground”

Time Out


“Living Art”

J McLean

Founder, EPS Publishing

“Visionary. Her shows are an elegant masquerade of the past and an homage to taste and irony.”

La Repubblica Delle Donne


“Eccentric, edgy and sensationally witty”

Portsmouth News

“The Movers & Shakers of the burlesque world”


“The doyenne of feline femininity – that is the ever-so-charming Kittie. As Britannia, she puts her own twist on the pomp and pageantry of the days of Empire, Her Majesty would be proud.”

Henry Northmore


“Kittie is phenomenal as an outrageous swirling, bustled Boudica”

Irene Brown

Edinburgh Guide

“a beautiful opium-addled vision of Britannia”

Portsmouth News

“A true miracle of mother nature. The sexy pinup doesn’t cease to amaze”

De Telegraaf

“Founder of the resurgent burlesque movement”

The Evening Times

“academic boffin is no ‘shrink-ing’ violet”

The Sun

“..what a fantastic evening, Kittie made the whole event very special indeed. I was honoured even to be invited. Directing the camera whilst watching her perform was even ten times better again – it felt very voyeuristic. I loved it!”

‘The Real’ Stig

Producer ? ITV

“Burlesque Superstar” 


The List

“Veteran Burlesque Performer”

Talkback Thames 


“London’s Burlesque Queen” 

Fortean Times  

“Kittie is at the forefront of the international burlesque renaissance”



?Brit Burlesque Bombshell? 

Mayfair Magazine

?Queen of the British Burlesque Scene?

What?s On


“For burlesque, you need the Ministry of Burlesque and it’s fearless leader – the fabulous Kittie Klaw”

Time Out 

“Ministry of Burlesque is London’s leading school and social networking portal for aspiring burlesque artists”

The Independent

“Kittie is the beating heart of the British burlesque scene. A performer in the classical tradition, Kittie updates the glorious traditions of the British burlesque and makes them her own. Without her, the British burlesque scene would be a much duller, less focused, and much less glamorous place!”

David McComb

Editor ? Bizarre Magazine