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Chi Chi Revolver began her performing career in 1986 at the young age of 3 as Sparky the Dog in 'Ziz Ziz Kaboom!' Circus. With both parents being performers she was well and truly born with sawdust in the veins. Her childhood was filled with performing, dance and circus. At the age of 9 she toured the UK with dance troop Divas run by Liz Aggiss. For most of her childhood her father Fred ran a French national circus school in the south of France where Chi Chi would visit in all her school holidays. As a young teenager Chi Chi was heavily involved in a youth theatre which ran a large project focusing on peer education, working alongside Save the Children and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. She traveled the country performing and running workshops educating young people on their rights.
When her Father returned from France in 2002 they immediately set up Freds Flying Circus. Together they produced shows that toured theaters and halls across the country. They also began working in schools running circus workshops and performing circus shows. In 2005 Chi Chi and her Father Fred acquired their circus big top which they toured in, producing shows and running workshops until it was sold in 2012. Chi Chi and her Father still continue to work together today.
As Chi Chi got older the sawdust in her veins turned to glitter and her first burlesque routine was a comedy magic strip tease which was performed in 2005. Since then she has been a regular on the cabaret and burlesque scene in performing, producing shows and teaching. She was one of the very first people in the country to combine hula hoop and burlesque performing a hula hoop strip tease.
Chi Chi gained a Guinness World Record in 2012 by becoming the worlds fastest upside down hula hooper managing 112 rotations of a hula hoop in 1 minute while hanging upside down from a trapeze.
In 2014 Chi Chi Revolver produced the first sell out show of The Revolver Revue in Worthing where it has continued to be a regular sell out event.
In 2018 Chi Chi was invited to bring The Revolver Revue to the Brighton Spigeletent for the Brighton Fringe Festival where yet again it was another sell out show.
Chi Chi has had numerous TV, Print and Film apperances as well as performed in many cabarets and clubs with magic, hula hooping and burlesque. Including; Voodoo Vaudeville, Lost Vagueness, Trailer Trash, Club Smooch, Turnmills, Comedy Store Manchester, Dynamite Boogaloo, The Camden Roundhouse, The Embassy, Cirque Du Soir, Sirens, McQueens Shoreditch, Proud Cabaret Brighton, Proud Cabaret Camden, Proud Cabaret City, The Volks, SE1, Glastonbury Festival, Secret Rendezvous, La Bordello Boheme, Tusk and Garter, Madame Jojos, House of Burlesque, Volupte, London Tattoo Convention, Wam Bam, Cafe de Paris, Times Square New York, London Burlesque festival, Bush Hall, The Brickhouse, The Brewery, Pop Kraft, Funfair Club, Ladyboys of Bangkok Sabai Pavillion, Torture Garden, Rock City Nottingham, kinky and Quirky, Scarlet Cabaret, The Old Vic Tunnels, Tarot Drome, Martlets Hall, Circus De Cabaret, Fred's Flying Circus, Pussy Galore, The Troxy, Platinum Lace, Amex Stadium, The Fuel Girls, Koko Camden, Gypsy Hotel, Lucha Britannia, The Mesmerist, The Grand Hotel, The Metropole, The Burning Beat, House of Wolf, Carnival of Luxury Portugmal, Cirque Millan, Searchys The Gherkin, Gin House Burlesque, Reading tattoo convention, Croydon Tattoo convention, Vienna Tattoo Convention, Club AntiChrist, Crazy Bear London Beaconsfield and Stadhampton, Wireless Festival, The Emporium Brighton, London Edge, Killing Kittens, One Club Worthing, Bar Release Worthing, Guranabara, Caroline of Brunswick, The Aeronaut, Rumpus, Blind Pig, OhSo Social, Dirty Disco, Spegialtent, Amex Stadium, London Tattoo Dock, Portsmouth Tattoo Convention, Reading Tattoo Convention, Komedia, Sidney Walter Centre, Brighton Casino, Southampton Casino, Fool N Angel, Concorde 2, Browns, Many HMS, Glorious Charade, Vibe Bar, Missy Malone Burlesque Revue, The Old Market Theatre, Connaught Theatre Worthing, Guaranabara, 100 Watt Club, Gaucho Club, Burly Q, Neon Moon, Revolver Revue Show, Antichrist, Electroworx, Brighton Fetish Weekend, The Realtio Theatre, Pavillion Theatre Worthing, The Wet Spot, The Gilded Merkin, 14 LSQ, Dirty Bear, Belle Époque, Cirque Noir, Cecil's London, Boujis, Le Haggis, Stage Door Revue, 100 Watt Club, Posh Club, Collectif, Tiger Tiger, Flirty Not Dirty, Rock N Roll Circus Paris, La De Da Cabaret, Brands Hatch, Burlesque Fever,