A RISQUE laugh at all things Star Wars, The Empire Strips Back, is coming to Civic Theatre, Newcastle, on Friday, February 21. For the uninitiated, this is the American show that started out in a small 100-seat bar, but went on to become one of the biggest burlesque events in the world. After a sold-out tour of the US, The Empire Strips Back team is back in Australia for its annual national tour before heading back overseas. Tickets start at $50. Over-18s only admitted.