Andover’s burlesque dancer going Gaga for charity

Lady May J, a burlesque performer from Andover, will pop on special ‘’poppy’’ suspenders and perform in support of a local support network, Andover Fibromyalgia & M.E Community Group (AFMCG)


The show ‘’Boo Burlesque’’ will take place on the 20th October in the Hayward Suite on Dene Road in Andover and is a fantastic collaboration of the performer, charity and business community. Lady May J will wear an innovative ‘’poppy’’ suspender belt that attaches to the stockings easily and quickly, replacing traditional fastening, which makes it easier for women to wear suspenders with stockings. This gear and some other saucy items are donated by a British lingerie brand Ella Vine, and fundraising on the night will support Andover Fibromyalgia & M.E Community Group.



This event will raise funds for the local group and will raise awareness of the painful but still yet not well understood condition Fibromyalgia and also the condition Myalgic Encephalomyelitis often referred to as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Around one in 20 people live with Fibromyalgia and recently the condition was the reason behind Lady Gaga postponing her tour. Both conditions can be incredibly debilitating and disabling with symptoms causing many people to be bed or house bound, therefore helping to fundraise for this community group is vital for those living with these conditions so they can find support locally.



Ella Vine, the brain behind the lingerie brand and the inventor of the poppy suspenders, who lives with M.E. & Fibromyalgia herself, said:

I’m proud to be able to support this fantastic cause and very grateful to Lady May J for kindly holding the flag for all of us sufferers. People who live with chronic conditions, such as Fibromyalgia, find the new fastening very helpful, which allows them to wear nice lingerie again.



The ‘’Boo Burlesque’’ is a co-production between Lady May J and Norte Promotions Limited run by Nancy Norte and Russ Ellingham. Tickets are available from and also locally from Spider at Pinz N Needlez studio, priced at £15 and this event is for over 18’s only.

Main Photo: Credit Maxine Winter Photography

Lady May J pin-up Model
Lady May J pin-up Model
Ella Vine Lingerie
Ella Vine Lingerie
Ella Vine Lingerie 'poppy' suspenders
Ella Vine Lingerie ‘poppy’ suspenders











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