CRYSTAL BAY, Nev. — The Pretty Things Peepshow is the brainchild of a burlesque dancer and workaholic go-go named Amy.
After years of strutting her stuff on burlesque stages she was picked up by the Brothers Grim Sideshow to perform on warped tour and OZZfest, which opened her eyes and her heart to the world of sideshow. Fascinated by the act she saw but wanting to stay true to her burlesque roots she decided to combine the beautiful and the bizarre in 2009 to create The Pretty Things Peepshow.
The sideshow acts are some of the most traditional and classic feats of daring and danger.
“See our sexy sideshow siren and dapper dan of danger risk their lives for your amusement,” a press statement read. “Experience the jaw-dropping excitement of seeing fire-eating, sword swallowing, whip cracking, and much more.”
The Chinese Execution Blade Box act is a traditional of the sideshow. It consists of a Talker and a Contortionist. In the act the contortionist gets into the Chinese execution blade box and after she has contorted herself around the blades the audience is invited up to the stage to view her in the box.
The burlesque acts range from the traditional 1930s style acts you would have seen Gypsy Rose Lee or Sally Rand do many years ago to more modern rockabilly numbers.