Drag artistes are not renowned for holding their tongues but what Dublin-based Panti said last year on stage was heard around the world.
When Panti – who describes herself as “a drag queen, a performer, and an accidental and occasional gay rights activist” – was invited last year to speak on national TV about same-sex marriage, it set in motion a chain of events that included censorship and secret payments to anti-same-sex bodies. To cut to the chase, our heroine turned down a second offer to defend the patently obvious (namely, that any two adults who love each other should be able to get legally married) and instead took to the stage of a local theatre to broadcast her take on the matter.
Later this month, Panti takes to the stage of another venue: London’s Soho Theatre. From 20 April-2 May, she will be performing her own show High Heels In Low Places about the aftermath of “Pantigate”. Charting brushes with infamy, near misses with fame, and adventures in the seedy underbelly, it promises to be an eye-opening peek into the world of one of the international drag scene’s biggest stars.
To be in with a chance to win a pair of tickets to see the show on 21 April, answer this question correctly.
Panti’s name is short for:
a) Panti Son Fire
b) Ru Panti
c) Pandora Panti Bliss
Answers should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line COMPETITION-PANTI.
The competition’s deadline is 11am on Wednesday 15 April 2015. This Is Cabaret will choose one winner by lucky draw and contact them by email with details on how to redeem their prize. By submitting an entry to this competition you confirm that you are at least 18 years old and have read and accepted our Terms and Conditions.
Tickets can also be bought online through Soho Theatre for £10-£20.