A BAWDY mainstay in the Theatr Colwyn calendar will set the stage on fire once again to inspire the next crop of burlesque sensations this month.

The North Wales Burlesque and Cabaret Festival is returning to Theatr Colwyn for its fifth year on Friday, January 25 and Saturday 26.

The Friday night will see the six finalists in the Seren yn Codi competition perform to win covetted places in the 2020 festival with bronze, silver, gold and platinum awards available.

This will then be then followed by the show jester Erwyd and wizard Gatling present which features Black Veil Tribal belly dancers, Ana Kiss and last year's Seren yn Codi platinum winner Foxy Maraschino.

Saturday adds four community workshops for budding performers, including releasing alter egos, mindfulness with Two Little Acorns, self help for stage fright with Bryan Gill and theatrical storytelling with Ms Kiss.

As if that wasn't enough, there will also be a choreography masterclass with festival headliner Aurora Galore.

Ms Galore will return to the stage for the evening's jam packed show show Reverie of the Sirens where she will perform alongside Ms Kiss, Lux DeLioux, Bonnie Fleur, Kitty Von Crypt , the Calamity Twins, Foxee Stole, Victor and the Bully, Scarlet Butterfly and the 'King of Clowns' Chris Lynam under the watchful eyes of veteran Erwyd.

The fifth annual North Wales Burlesque and Cabaret Festival will start at 5pm on Friday, January 26 and run from 10am on Saturday, January 27.

For more information on prices and to book tickets, call Theatr Colwyn on 01492 87200 or visit theatrcolwyn.co.uk.