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Lucy Debussy's Erotic Cabaret: Unspeakable Shaking Pleasures

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Lucy Debussy, Lynsey May, Sareeta Domingo, Markee de Saw, Meghan Flaherty & Cici Castresana

Welcome to Lucy Debussy’s erotic cabaret: for a feminist Valentine’s night out, bring your favourite people and discover sexy fiction, musical saw and erotic classics in the candlelit atmosphere of the Roxy. Like burlesque, but with words…

'Rich and creamy writing fired with a crackling of humour... Tales that charm as quickly as they disarm.' Lynsey May, author of Weak Teeth

Lucy Debussy’s sumptuous new collection features immersive erotic tales where women step into their sexual power, including queer and gender-bending stories...

A Spanish Inquisitor's daughter breaks out of piety to tap into her talents as a dominatrix. A woman inhabiting a male identity as a sailor explores a heady sexuality that dances across gender lines.

An exacting auctioneer loves putting the bidding paddles to good use, and a journalist follows a travelling circus to discovers a carnal awakening with the man who keeps the aerialists flying...

The cabaret will feature delights from Lucy’s friends, including a performance from the Markee de Saw, readings from erotic classics, non-fiction about sex and sexuality, and more… before we set the stage for a reading from Lucy herself, followed by a Q&A with Lynsey May.

Our performers:

Lucy Debussy was born one unholy night in a room above the La Venencia sherry bar in Madrid. Her work has been published in Erotic Review, Best Women’s Erotica, and the Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica, and performed at London’s legendary erotic soirée, Velvet Tongue. Lucy Debussy is a pseudonym.

Markee de Saw is an international cabaret performer, classically trained singer, and highly skilled musical saw player, whose roots lie in Hollywood. Their powerful operatic voice has wowed audiences across the U.K. and Europe and has earned Markee a sterling reputation as one of Scotland’s top variety performers. This ’saw’cy performer brings some ‘sharp’ and ‘edgy’ sass to the stage.

Sareeta Domingo is the author of The Three of Us, (originally published as The Nearness of You), and creator, editor and contributing writer of romantic fiction anthology Who's Loving You. Her novel If I Don't Have You was shortlisted for the Diverse Book Awards 2021. She has also written numerous erotic short stories and an erotic novella with Pavilion Books, and her books for Young Adults are published under S.A. Domingo, including Love on the Main Stage, shortlisted for the Lancashire Book of the Year 2021. She has contributed to publications including, iNews, gal-dem, Black Ballad, Stylist and Token Magazine, has appeared on BBC Woman's Hour and Sky Arts Book Club, and has taken part in events for Primadonna Festival, Black Girls Book Club and the Royal Society of Literature among others. She lives in South East London.

Meghan Flaherty writes nonfiction, mostly about herself, which is not particularly sexy. Her first book, Tango Lessons, was published in the US in 2018. Her second is coming soon, but features no toe-sucking.

Born and raised in Madrid, Cici Castresana moved to Edinburgh 17 years ago where she settled and found her passion for performing. She enrolled in different acting classes based on the Stanislavski method in theatre. At the end of her training, she took part on a showcase in which she performed the character of Queen Margaret from Shakespeare's Richard III. Since then, Cici has taken various roles in theatre as well as a movie and TV adverts.

Our host:

Lynsey May is a writer, reader, daydreamer and cafe-lover based in Edinburgh. She is the former Books Editor for The List, and her debut novel, Weak Teeth – a blackly comic tale of family, infidelity, and extreme toothache – is out now.

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