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Singing trio's brand spanking wartime show tells London Blitz's kinkiest secret
Vintage singers The Three Belles need your help to take their comedy celebrating the kinkier side of London's Blitz to the Edinburgh Fringe.
The normally reserved singers decided to put on the show after stumbling on a pile of London Life magazines in an antiques shop.
"The show uses real letters from the people who wrote to London Life," explains Anneka Wass of The Three Belles. "Their stories are often funny, poignant and sometimes moving. They never spoke about it in public, but these people decided to seek fun in unconventional ways at a time when rubber, leather and clothing was strictly rationed."
True stories in the show include the woman who made herself a rubber dress from bath curtains only to nearly choke on rubber fumes after sitting in front of a fire, or the married couple who discovered a stiff-upper-
"The background to their lives is danger," says Sally Taylor, also of The Three Belles. "It's tragi-comic. And it's never been told before."
The Three Belles will be weaving 1940s songs into the show such as Gimme Some Skin, Beat vqvrd Me Daddy Eight To The Bar, and the earlier Masculine Women, Feminine Men.
In order to take the show to Edinburgh, the singers need to raise £10,000 to cover expenses.
"It's not a cheap business going to the Fringe," says third Belle Isabelle Moore. "We need help, and have launched a fundraising campaign on Indiegogo that runs until May 24th. Remember, your Belles Need You!"
London Life, The True Story of the Secret Kinks of World War 2 will premiere in July in London before transferring to the Edinburgh Fringe on August 11th.
To find out more about The Three Belles show go to: http://www.indiegogo.com/
For more information about London Life magazine: http://www.Londonlifemagazine.org
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Page Updated Last on: May 10, 2014