This Saturday 22 June is Edinburgh Pride. We'd like to invite all of our friends, collaborators, past audience members and allies to come stand tall and march with us as we draw attention to the fact that hate crimes against the LGBT community in Scotland is at its highest level since records began 10 years ago.
We're super-excited to see some of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe shows we're working on this year going on sale today! Check them out here.
The Duchess, aka. Ewan James Armstrong — one of our brilliant cast members in Jock Tamson's Bairns — is in Metro.co.uk today, talking about the human under the wig, homophobia and what drag is all about. Everybody say looooove! (But wandering fingers beware...)
A couple of weeks ago, the lovely Amy Taylor — theatre editor at The Skinny — popped by our Jock Tamson's Bairns rehearsal at CC Blooms to interview us about the show and get made up as a bio queen (a female-identifying artist who performs as a drag queen).
Faggot, Fruit, Nancy, Pansy, Mary, Fairy, Flamer and Butt Pirate. An obvious target — camp, girly, never quite on point — the taunting started early; well before I was old enough to have had my first inexplicably thrilling yet profoundly confusing day dream about Magnum P.I. and his hairy chest.
For nearly a decade I worked within the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, supporting -an incredible range of participants, from novice companies to international artists of reputation. In that time, I chaired approximately 80 panel discussions about how to take part in the Fringe, and without exception three core ‘rules’ were raised in every discussion.