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Talk (B)old 2018 - Lavinia Co-op: Up Yours!

(B)old 2018 - Lavinia Co-op: Up Yours!

Photo by Holly Revell

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Genre: Event with live subtitles


Join the 67-year-old drag legend in this recollection of her queer life as a dancer, comedian, activist, artist and storyteller over the last half century.

From her early days as an experimental dance artist in 1970s London to her celebrated escapades in high heels on both sides of the Atlantic, Lavinia Co-op has been raising hell – and eyebrows – for longer than she cares to remember. Her fascinating onstage life is matched only by her lived experience of the sexual revolution, the AIDS crisis, and the LGBT rights movement, in which she was instrumental as an activist and artist.

Using a series of recorded interviews, as well as her incomparable abilities as a dancer, comedian and storyteller, Lavinia Co-op: Queen of England is a collection of memories, stories, and reflections on queer life over the last half century, framed by the fuzzy edges of her recollections of the past – forgotten names, remembered places, and misplaced connections.

Written and directed by Lavinia's biggest fan, Ginger Johnson.


Event details

Sat 19 May 2018, 8:00pm

Live subtitling by Stagetext

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Venue details

Purcell Room
Queen Elizabeth Hall
Belvedere Road

Phone: 0844 847 9910

Email: accesslist@southbankcentre.co.uk

Website: Purcell Room

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