EVENTS: Queer collectives take over Pleasance Islington this festive season

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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 [….]

Review: King Of Clubs

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DIVA heads down to the Royal Vauxhall Tavern for drag king extravaganza King Of Clubs: King Of Hearts WORDS KATIE HALL, IMAGES MARITA UPENIECE Frankie Sinatra’s drag king night Kings of Clubs has become a well-established must-attend cabaret night on the scene. Borne from inspiration at the emergence of drag king talent, Frankie has created [….]

REVIEW: La Clique is the perfect queer Christmas night out

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Celebrate your inner sinner at the sexist circus in town BY ROXY BOURDILLON I’m sat in the world famous Spiegeltent in London’s Leicester Square, clutching my glass of mulled wine, and listening, rapt, to the seductive tones of the inimitable Bernie Dieter. As mistress of ceremonies for internationally acclaimed variety show, La Clique, Bernie is [….]

FRINGE REVIEW: Love Is A Work In Progress with Tara Rankine

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Shrewd, lewd and almost nude BY EMILY SHEWELL Tara Rankine’s comedy combines cabaret and storytelling to retell her embarrassing experiences and the messy realities of past love, sex and relationships.  The audience is invited upon entrance to throw their negativity out of the door as Tara instead inspires self-love and levity when it comes to [….]

FRINGE REVIEW: Two Hearts: The Comeback Tour

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Don’t miss this five-star hour of explosive joy BY JENNIFER KENNEDY Fringe Fatigue meant I almost never made it to see Two Hearts.  It was the eighth show of my day. Venue seats designed for Kylie-sized behinds meant my massive arse was killing me. Re-mortgaging my flat had been necessary to pay for the burger [….]