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Maisie screening and drag show

7th Dec 2022

Old age can be a drag… Documentary screening and live drag performances from the Migrated Kingdom of Drag!

Event Details
QUARRY Venue, Love Lane, Liverpool, UK
  • Film screening,
  • Free,

An intimate portrait of ageing and friendship, this documentary follows David Raven as he dons his sequins and eyelashes to prepare for a special performance as ‘Maisie Trollette’, Britain’s Oldest Performing Drag Artiste, on his 85th birthday.

Performing for over 65 years, LGBT+ trailblazer David reflects on his experiences of being a gay man before homosexuality was legal in Britain in 1967, and speaks to artists performing today on Brighton’s drag scene.

Featuring Broadway classics, feisty exchanges with American rival Walter Cole, who performs as ‘Darcelle XV’ and an insight into David’s struggles with Alzheimer’s, this is a heart-warming, often heart-breaking, glimpse into the world of a character more colourful than his gowns.

“Wonderfully crafted… an intimate portrait of ageing” Boyz Magazine

Winner: DFCC’s Best Documentary 2022

Film certificate: 15

Running time: 75 minutes

Migrated Kingdom of Drag

Before the screening, expect performances from the Migrated Kingdom of Drag - a collective of budding kings and queens with experience of migration who have been working with Janusz, Your Polish Boyfriend, since September this year to take their first steps on stage! Making their debut at Liverpool’s ever-popular Eat Me event in October, this will be Migrated Kingdom of Drag’s second public performance, with singers, dancers, poets and comics, as well as some Mic Drop familiar faces.

Presented in collaboration with Polish Migrants Organise for Change (POMOC) and Many Hands One Heart.