Welcome back for your annual injection of Pink Bucket.
You may be full of spirit or have left it at the door. You might pray to Madonna or the Madonna. Whether you tarot over rune, whether you’re a white witch or super bitch, join our host, the beautiful and holy Virgin Xtravaganzah, and a gaggle of leading queer-lights for an evening of performance, song and the unexpected. It’s guaranteed to get your spirit fingers moving.
Virgin Xtravaganzah (Host)
: "Heaven is boring. Gawd is old. I am a 2000-year-old virgin and I have had enough! So I came down to earth to be a superstar!" London's Holy one (and only Virgin Mary drag compere and comedian) Virgin Xtravaganzah is an international performer and MC. She has brought her shows to venues across Londinium and also regularly comperes for Torture Garden.
George Hicks (wandering troubadour):
Lord Hicks may have been born with a silver spoon in his mouth, but he's been educated on the streets. An old-fashioned romantic, armed with only a ukulele and cut-glass diction, he navigates 21st-century life through the medium of song.
Charlie Caplan Wilson (Aerial: Static Trapeze)
: The premier work of this National Center for Circus Arts graduate, featuring Static Trapeze, Hoop, Rope and other circus-ness.
Joe Keeley (Aerial: Silks):
Fuelled by artistic and acrobatic risk, Joseph's own work continues to explore notions of identity and masculinity as well as the implications of these constructs.
Lasana Shabazz (Cabaret)
: Premier work from Lasana Shabazz, a multidisciplinary performance artist and force of nature who has performed nationally and internationally. They have worked with the likes of Manchester Art Gallery, Hampton Court and the Tate Britain.
Lennin Nelson-McClure (Dance/Acro Balance)
: A 21-year-old, Belfast-born circus and performance artist. Graduated from the National Centre for Circus Arts in 2018, specialising in the aerial arts.
MOUSE (Cabaret): MOUSE is the stuff of legend, a cabaret and Burlesque demi-god who is equally shocking and seductive at the same time. MOUSE travels the world with their tongue-in-cheek performances and is a regular at The Box Soho.
Yam Doyev (Aerial: Straps): Premier work, flying in all the way from Israel. Yam Doyev said her parents were originally horrified at the idea of her joining the circus. "They thought I was crazy, that I had lost my mind. They offered to give me money to not go to circus school. But they got used to the idea." Acrobat Doyev uses silks, hoops and straps in their complex and dangerous aerial routines.
Vendetta Vain & Sadiq Sadiq
: Long-time collaborators Vendetta Vain and Sadiq Sadiq create poignant, fierce, evocative work which sits between circus and Live Art. Using the visceral vocabulary circus has to offer, Sadiq and Vendetta seek to make issue based work that reflects their problematic, joyful, disruptive queer selves.
Duration: 1h 30m
Age guidance: 18+
Show info: Contains explicit adult content, adult language, full-frontal nudity and acts of a sexual nature.