The Queen of Ireland, PANTI, invites you into her gender-discombobulating, stiletto-shaped world, exposing the stories behind the make-up – from performance giant to accidental activist – to reveal the National F*cking Treasure she is today.
In 2014, Panti landed herself in a legal shitstorm, dubbed ‘Pantigate’. Her speech about homophobia went viral, was broadcast around the world, remixed by Pet Shop Boys, caused a parliamentary meltdown, and fed into Ireland’s marriage equality referendum success.
Hilarious and poignant, Panti traces her journey from small-town boy kicking against traditions; to towering plastique woman in false lashes making history.
Take Me Somewhere, Glasgow
Fri 10 Mar
Sherman Theatre, Cardiff
Sat 1 Apr
London, Soho Theatre
Wed 5 – Sat 8 Apr
Tue 25 Apr
‘A new, dirty, glamorous genre; a performer of great skill whose jokes glitter and cut. A new kind of drag queen.’
*‘Absolutely fearless… hilarious, outspoken and sparklingly beautiful.’
‘A standing ovation…raucous fun.’
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