Photos: K I N G D O M Hairy Christmas Drag King Night @Marlborough Pub and Theatre

Words and photos: Kat Springate

Brighton’s only drag king night – K I N G D O M – got all festive this month with a ‘Hairy Christmas’ special. It’s a hugely popular event so we we went down to show you what all the fuss is about. img_1728K I N G D O M always gets a great turnout and Hairy Christmas was no exception.img_1584editThe Marlborough Pub and Theatre hosts this regular night which attracts the biggest names on the drag king scene.img_1530edit

Rico Del Ray is an award winning King and a frequent performer at K I N G D O M so I asked her what keeps her coming back to the Marlborough. She explained: “Rico is not a character but a part of me, when I perform at Kingdom I can always be myself, it’s a wonderful safe space.”img_1483At K.I.N.G.D.O.M , anything goes. It’s a non-judgmental space with no hecklers or animosity and asks talented performers to ‘man up’, encouraging dialogue about the politics of identity and gender.img_1474edThere were definitely more than three kings at this Christmas show, and it’s fair to say that Santa’s sack was bulging!
img_1487editCheck out the K I N G D O M Facebook page for details of up and coming shows.


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