Magazine article The Spectator

CUL T U R E N O T E S Sex and the City

Magazine article The Spectator

CUL T U R E N O T E S Sex and the City

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We don't do burlesque here. We do bawdy, Benny Hill, end-of-pier pru r ience in stead. Montma r t re may have the Mou l in Rouge , but the closest we get to saucy is John Major not 'on' Edwina Currie - titter - but on ou r t rad it ion o f mu sic ha l l.

A s a nat ion we can-cannot do the can-can.

So I found it intriguing that impresario Harvey Goldsmith ha s impor ted one o f Pa r i s' mo st distinguished and long-running titty shows, Crazy Ho rse, to London's Southbank. I went, to sit in a hot tent in the da rk w ith a lot of mouth breathers, to watch young women w ithout any clothes on, apart from strange pants consisting of large Band-Aids that barely covered the Hitler-moustaches pa inted ver t ica l ly on the pubi s .

I f that f loat s you r boat , I suggest you go. …

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