Presented by The Edge

A funny, risqué and often poignant cabaret celebrating the ‘out’ gay performers of the Prohibition era, ‘Pansy Craze’.

DATE: Friday 16th & Saturday 17th September

TIME: 7:30pm

PRICE: £15/13

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In the New York underground nightclubs of the 1920’s and 30’s prohibition era, out and proud gay performers, labelled ‘pansies’, were to be found singing their own satirical and often risqué gay material. These celebrated performers ignited what was known as the “Pansy Craze’ and enjoyed a prominence that had never been seen before. Some of them even performed in films and on Broadway, with performers like Mae West championing them.

In Britain, however, things were not so ‘open’. Gay performers still had to hide their sexual identity with many of their songs only revealing gay subtext to those ‘in the know’.

So, join us for an hilarious and often poignant cabaret evening celebrating both the ‘in’ and ‘out’ gay performance pioneers of the Pansy Craze era.

Read more about Let’s All Be Fairies in our interview with writer and actor Andrew Pollard here


RUNNING TIME: 1 hour 45 minutes


Please note that latecomers may be refused entry and readmittance may not be possible.
In the event of a show having an interval The Edge may not allow access to latecomers until the second half of the performance, this is due to the seating area being accessed across the performance area.

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