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Queer Editorial

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The award-winning theatre-maker and poet Leyla Josephine is bringing her much feted solo show ‘Daddy Drag’ to Alphabetti Theatre in Newcastle.

‘Daddy Drag’ is very much a tongue-in-cheek piece but it also thrums with real heart. It’s about dads – the good dads, the bad dads and the downright plain weird dads – and how our relationships with our fathers affect us for the rest of our lives. Leyla Josephine’s witty performance style, outrageous drag costumes and complex but unconditional love for her dad make for a real showstopper and last year she was awarded The Autopsy Award, which acknowledges artists working in Scotland who make brave, boundary pushing and experimental performance work. Last year The Wee Review commented: “The power of this show lies in its effortless seduction of the audience. If you came to see comedy, you won’t feel remotely cheated. But this is a kind of poetry, a kind of theatre. For it is a love letter to dads; a yowl of confusion when dads don’t behave as dads should.” In other words: don’t miss it.

Daddy Drag, Tuesday 31 March-Saturday 4 April, Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle, 7.30pm, £9/£7 (Tuesday: Pay What You Feel). alphabettitheatre.co.uk   

All performances at Alphabetti Theatre are postponed up until Friday 1st May 2020 due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.