DisabiliTease was created by Little Peaches in 2019 to support and showcase disabled performers in a space that was as inclusive, accessible and safe as possible for all. In 2020 and 2021, Little Peaches was named one of the world's most influential burlesque figures by 21st Century Burlesque. Her goal for DisabiliTease is to showcase disabled performers talents and to show other producers that we are worthy of that little extra effort to get us onto the stage.
Performers with disabilities are often overlooked in cabaret because they may need a little extra help when it comes to making the show accessible for their needs. That may be having access for walking aids, assistance with travel, assistance to and from the stage to aid with visual impairments, sign language interpreters or a quiet space to retreat to if they are feeling overwhelmed. These little things can be surprisingly easy to put into place but more often than not, they aren't.
After a very successful sold-out debut show in Liverpool, UK, in 2019, people were left wanting more so Little Peaches went digital in 2020 enabling the show to go on during the pandemic. This provided more opportunities for performers from further afield to get involved taking the show to a global audience making it even more accessible and delighting audiences with an eclectic mix of burlesque, music, circus acts, comedy, drag and much more!
DisabiliTease is also created to be a comfortable and accessible cabaret experience for the disabled and non-disabled community alike. We do our very best to provide Closed Captions, BSL interpreters, accessible venues, audio descriptions, access for those with mobility restrictions and quiet and safe spaces for anyone who may need them.
The dream for DisabiliTease is to create awareness and encourage everyone to provide safe, accessible and exciting spaces for all to enjoy the art of cabaret.
DisabiliTease was also the subject of a BBC documentary called @DisabiliTease Owning the Stage' that was available to watch for a year on BBC iPlayer.