Time to make the yuletide gay!
BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS
I know it might sound a little early to be talking about Christmas, but judging by how quickly 2020 is passing us by, it really is just around the corner.
The good news is that three queer collectives – The Bitten Peach, Pecs Drag Kings, and the Cocoa Butter Club, are taking over the Pleasance this December for a festive celebration of London’s drag, cabaret and performance scene.
Following on from two acclaimed residencies with Sink The Pink, this year the venue welcomes a diverse representation of the LGBTQI community, with drag kings, queens and gender non-conforming artists all showcasing the crème de la crème of London’s Queer cabaret – ‘tis the season to be queer!
Completely redesigning the venue in line with COVID-19 regulations, The Pleasance are London’s first Fringe theatre to reconfigure and reopen, bringing the spirit of the Fringe back to the capital. Embracing the new normal, the space has been transformed to become London’s most exciting socially-distanced comedy, theatre and cabaret venue, with a new three-tier auditorium welcoming 100 people a night.
Anthony Alderson, Director of Pleasance Theatre Trust, said: “I’m thrilled that we are re- opening the London space and managing to bring theatre back to London audiences. We have put strict hygiene and cleanliness protocols in place and are making sure that your visit to the Pleasance is as safe as possible. The artists we work with are at the heart of what we do and this re-opening season is all about bringing back that undefinable Fringe spirit that embodies all of us.”
Running from 11 November to 17 December at the Pleasance Theatre, this is exactly what queermas dreams are made of. Click here for more information and to grab yourself some tickets.