Drag On

A loving, subversive exploration of queer identity, fantasy and myth, presented by James Morgan

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  • Thursday, 12th April 2018
  • Friday, 13th April 2018
12th Apr - 13th Apr
8pm | £10

Drag On celebrates drag’s power to move beyond gender, and imagines the monstrous possibility of traversing species. By embracing our innermost fantasies, what can we reveal about being present and queer in the modern world? In 2018, as the repercussions of human dominance on earth become increasingly apocalyptic, James Morgan’s reptilian alter ego asks: aren’t we better off as monsters than as humans?

Assisted by a set of multi-sided gaming dice, James shares witty and thought-provoking stories about his life, dragons, and the future – interspersed with dance, video projection and virtuosic lip syncing to Nicki Minaj, Marilyn Manson and Cher.

“Drag On subverts ideals of drag, beauty and fantasy, ultimately presenting an innovative exploration of contemporary obsessions that pull at the edges of drag as performance, and as an art form. Laugh-out-loud funny, thoughtful and fresh!”
Andrew Ellerby, Director of ‘And What?’ Queer Arts Festival

“The costumes and make-up are phenomenal… he’s gone for gold in terms of Dragon Wings and glitz, which have an undeniable WOW-factor.”

“Morgan handles speech, poetry, mime, movement and both subtle and anarchic humour without a flicker of inhibition.”

“Moves like a creature you have never seen before, and will probably never see again… I wanted to sing out loud with this
wonderful, majestic ‘beastly’ dragon.”
South East Dance

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