Drag On

A loving, fire-breathing exploration of queer identity, fantasy and myth, presented by James Morgan

12th Apr - 13th Apr
8pm | £10

Following their premiere at The Yard Theatre in London, as part of NOW ‘17 festival of experimental theatre, dance artist James Morgan sets fire to the gender binary in this multidisciplinary hour-long show.

James’ reptilian alter ego shares witty and thought-provoking stories about drag, monstrosity and the end of the world – with experimental dance and fierce lip-syncing to Nicki Minaj, Marilyn Manson and Cher.

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, aren’t we better off as monsters than as humans?

“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… they’ve gone for gold in terms of Dragon Wings and glitz, which have an undeniable WOW-factor.”
The LGBTQ Arts Review

“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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