Provocative cabaret show that challenges the way we think about beauty, body positivity and sexiness returns to London after sell-out shows last year. Friday 26th October Rich Mix, 8pm
Glitter drenched cabaret, punk drag and a political panel debate may be unlikely bedfellows but Question Time Cabaret throws them all together in a fun, rowdy, pollical knees-up. Each show has a different theme with some of the UK’s finest and fiercest performers and journalists delving into current issues.
This edition we’re talking about Beauty – Who gets to decide who is beautiful? How can we celebrate bodies and stories that are overlooked & trampled on? How can we dismantle the patriarchy and challenge the male gaze?
Expect eye eye-popping belly dancing, heart-stopping poetry, rabble-rousing debate, patriarchy smashing drag and so much more.
- Stephanie Yeboah: Writer, fat acceptance advocate and multi-award nominated plus size fashion blogger
- Vanessa Kisuule a poet and burlesque artist presenting excerpts from her show Sexy, a piece about the conflicted relationship with our bodies and our obsession with what is sexy
- Chiyo Gomes: self-titled ‘punk trash’ drag king serving porn and politics, arousing, empowering and challenging audiences
- Penny Pepper Taboo breaking punk poet & disability advocate
- Sunny the Snake Boy: Bellydancer and Serpent Master stunning the audience with show stopping moves
- Katie Greenall: Roundhouse Resident Artist who will share material from her debut show ‘Fatty Fat Fat’
“Sometimes the best way into a debate is via entertainment. Instead of shouting at the telly whilst pundits throw out soundbites we’re trying to create a space where voices who are often overlooked are heard and celebrated”. Talia Randall, creator of the show
“I do what I do for fat black fat women in the UK because we need a voice. We’re left out of spaces all the time, even the spaces that are meant to be for us. Body positivity was created to celebrate fat bodies of all shapes and of all races, and now it just celebrates white bodies of any size now. My work challenges this and so much more and I won’t stop until women like me are heard”. Stephanie Yeboah, Question Time Cabaret panelist
Ticket link: https://richmix.org.uk/events/question-time-cabaret/
About Talia Randall
Talia Randall is an artist, writer and performer with a growing following. Her work has been called “sublime” (dig.com) “distinctive” (The Upcoming), “playful and fascinating” (Sabotage Reviews). She has performed across the UK at legendary venues such as The Roundhouse, Wales Millennium Centre, Bristol Old Vic, Glastonbury and The Edinburgh Fringe. Having grown up in youth projects herself, social engagement is at the heart of Talia’s practice. This community work is at the core of what she does and not just the ‘bread and butter’.