Guide to the Sticky Vicky entertainment show which you can see in many of the popular bars, clubs and venues in Benidorm on Spain’s Costa Blanca.
Benidorm is famous for its varied entertainment and vibrant nightlife. Probably the most famous act, or should we say, infamous, is the Sticky Vicky show.
For visitors to Benidorm looking for a taste of traditional Spanish culture we suggest visiting a show at the Benidorm Palace instead, however for younger visitors and especially stag parties and hen parties, no visit is complete without catching a Sticky Vicky show.
What is the Sticky Vicky Show & Where is She Now? (Updated March 2023)
Sadly, Benidorm institution and legend, the 78 year-old Sticky Vicky, retired in February 2016 after 35 years of entertaining tourists with her risqué magic show after being diagnosed with cancer.
We are pleased to be able to report that Sticky Vicky is NOT dead (we get asked that all the time). She is alive and (fairly) well despite battling cancer although she does now suffer with the early stages of dementia.
In July 2022 it was reported that she had been discharged after 5 days in hospital after a fall resulted in her smashing her kneecaps. She seems to be fine now and will need a few months for the leg to heal completely and having seen the photos we are understandably concerned about her health.
We understand her daughter or other ‘performers’ will continue the legendary show in Benidorm.
You may have seen Vicky Leyton on the popular ITV TV series Benidorm – she appeared at the opening of Mel’s mobility shop as a guest of honour.
We must point out that the Sticky Vicky Benidorm act is strictly for open-minded people only! Without ruining the surprise element of the show, Sticky Vicky is a lady who performs a series of adult magic acts with razor blades, ping-pong balls, beer bottles and fire, amongst other props. Where these items appear from will shock or horrify you!
Many people ask why is Vicky called Sticky Vicky? Well let’s just say in the course of this illusionists act, her magic props become how can we say this delicately? sticky or wet!
Please only watch the video below (we hope to have this back soon but currently Google are blocking this) on the understanding that you are aware that the Sticky Vicky Benidorm show is strictly for over 18’s only.
Where Can I See Sticky Vicky Performing?
As far as we know the Sticky Vicky show does not appear anywhere else in Spain other than Benidorm. So now you are probably wondering where to see the show and where to buy tickets from.
Venues where you can check out whether you can see ‘Sticky Vicky’ when you are visiting or on holiday in Benidorm include popular bars and clubs such as Jokers, Chaplins, The Palladium Bar, Zodiac, Exess, Panchos and The Rose and Crown Pub.
She tends to be on somewhere every evening and often does a couple of different venues each evening.
Latest Sticky Vicky Sighting in July 2018
What Venue: Chaplins
What Night: 13 July Friday midnight
Latest Sighting from Niloc in 2016
“I saw the show at the Stardust on the 14th of April 2016 and rated it 5 out of 5 although note that it is now her daughter doing the show.”
Latest Sighting from Jacqueline Brown in 2016
What Venue: the red lion
What Night: wednesday 9.30pm
“She was only on stage max 10 mins did very little apart from acrobatic stuff it was supposed to be the original sticky vickys daughter (don’t know if she was or not) but apparently did nothing like her mum used to do.”
Sticky Vicky Benidorm Tickets 2023
As discussed above, sadly Sticky Vicky has retired so the show is no longer running, having said that there are plenty of similar adult-themed shows in Benidorm which follow the highly successful shock formula of that of Vicki’s act.
There are also many lap dancing clubs, strip shows in Benidorm, if that is what you are looking to enjoy.
Who is Sticky Vicky?
Sticky Vicky is a Benidorm act of a very adult nature which caused shock and outrage hence the popularity and enduring legend of this show even though she has now retired.
The Sticky Vicky act was performed originally by a Spanish woman named Vicky Leyton (real name María Victoria Aragües), she was born 15 April 1943 and became a ballet dancer. Her daughter (Demaria Leyton) also performs the show.
There is some confusion because other performers have taken the Sticky Vicky name and started their own act (and website) so there are now a number of different versions of the Sticky Vicky Benidorm show – but you will most definitely know if you are watching the ‘real’ Sticky Vicky as you will definitely need a strong stomach to watch the act!
Another performer (María Rosa Pereira, known as Sexy Barbara) actually registered the name Sticky Vicky as her trading name and so the real Sticky Vicky (Vicky Leyton) couldn’t use that name anymore.
If you want to see the real and original version go see the act advertised as Vicky Leyton (not Layton).
As of January 2010 the Valencia Provincial court has granted Vicky Leyton the right in her legal battle to win back her artistic name (Sticky Vicky).
Page Summary: If you are looking for all the complete information on the famous adult only show in Benidorm in Spain then you are in the right place. Sticky Vicky is sometimes mistakenly called Sticky Vicki, Vicky Sticky, Sticky Vikki, Sticky Vickie and even Sticky Licky!
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