We Love The Nightlife

What does it mean to ‘be a man’? Oh god, right? Such a loaded and controversial question and one we, in our queer world, have been debating or unpicking or dismissing or whatever for an age now. With masc vs sissy, ideas of ‘born this way’ vs social construction and trans* experience getting more and […]

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Theatre should provoke. And if it makes an audience uncomfortable then it’s doing its job. A very Brechtian approach, of course, and only one type of theatre but a type nonetheless. When it’s about right wing LGBTQI people then it really should shock and disturb. But I also suspect that Scottee’s directorial debut at The […]

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Alexander Geist is something of a grand phenomena. The alter ego of queer performance artist La John Joseph, Geist is what we really need: a very queer, very pop star. But they are fictional. And that’s the glory and the shame of it. I say shame because whenever I see Geist perform or watch one […]

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Performance artist Scottee has long been wowing audiences with his high-camp, challenging and exhilarating shows exploring queerness and identity. Now, he’s stepped from centre stage into the role of director with this debut work, Putting Words in Your Mouth, featuring three exciting young performers Lasana Shabazz, Jamal Gerald, and Travis Alabanza. Pre-Brexit, Scottee travelled the […]

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A queer night celebrating everything country, honkytonk, cowgirl camp and Dolly Parton, you say? Uh, yeah, Loverboy’s Corinna Tomrley is most definitely in. We spoke with co-organizer Emily about YEE HAW: A Night of Glamour and Country Divas. Tell us what we can expect at YEE HAW. At YEE HAW you can expect high hair, […]

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Cybil War Loverboy

We’ve known Mark aka Cybil War for many years so The Emancipation of Cybil has been a joy to behold. From blossoming in New York to coming home and bringing her talent back to the London scene, this is just the beginning… Did you used to perform before you did drag? As a kid most […]

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Introducing...Sussi

HEY GIRL, HEY!!!! Comin‘ atcha from the streets of New York City is SUSSI. This club kid is becoming an online icon having just been featured in Vanity Fair along side other kids of the night for the Barney’s New York ‘Our Town’ campaign Sussi serves extreme looks and outlandish outfits that can only be […]

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Jake Pleased Wimmin

The 90s really was a golden decade, wasn’t it? It feels like the entire ten years could be summed up in just two George Michael videos. Iconic. One of the most legendary club nights of the time has to be Pleased, started by Jon Pleased Wimmin, one of the most in-demand DJs not just on […]

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In this time where gay venues are closing down all over London, we thought we’d catch up with some of the scene’s biggest names and discuss the city’s past, present and its future. First up is Alf Short, landlord of one of our favourite Soho jaunts, Molly Moggs, and the alter ego to Julie Paid. Right now fishy queens, lip-syncing and death drops […]

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