The Pony Girls (Dublin)
Species 2017, Gothic & Industrial Arts and Culture Gathering was honored as we were delighted to welcome Species newcomers The Pony Girls the all singing, dancing, stilt walking, gin and tonic drinking burlesque troupe from Dublin. These bridled beauties are a pioneering force in Irish Burlesque, mixing traditional ideas of 1930s burlesque with avant garde and daring concepts of neo-burlesque. They have mixed gorlesque with traditional, cabaret with comedy. Inspired by the London and New York cabaret scene and concentrating on the humourous side of vaudeville, they paved the way using audience participation as an integral part of their show.
The Pony Girls have been bringing their stunning brand of kick-ass burlesque and vaudeville mayhem to select venues in Ireland and the UK since 2004. Due to popular demand, with their initial appearances in The Alternative Miss Ireland in Dublin’s Olympia Theatre and with The Shamcocks (Ireland’s First Drag Kings), The Pony Girls quickly evolved, developing and producing their own shows in Dublin’s prime venue The Sugar Club, incorporating cheeky burlesque, their own unique brand of hilarity, song, dance, grotesque comedy and ridiculous drag kings. The Pony Girls are Ireland’s original burlesque troupe and have set the tone of Irish burlesque today.
The Pony Girls Live at Species 2017. Photo Credit: Tina Brogan.