“Our tribe is used to being excluded. It is a tradition, like Christmas or Morris dancing.”
– Deborah Frances-White
Well, no-one’s being excluded from Camp as Christmas.
It’s a one-off live show on the South Bank hosted by the Guilty Feminist herself, Deborah Frances-White, along with comedian Tom Allen (you’ll recognise him from 8 out of 10 Cats, Mock the Week, etc.). For any feminists out there who don’t listen to The Guilty Feminist, and feel guilty about it, don’t worry. You won’t need to have heard it to enjoy the show. She just so happens to be a comedian herself, and an excellent MC for nights like this.
So what’s it all about? Well, it takes place in Queen Elizabeth Hall, the world-class performance space within the Southbank Centre, and you’ll get to see a veritable parade of LGBTQ+ celebs cross the stage, from Rosie Jones to Larry Dean, both Rob Diament & Russel Tovey from Talkart, Kemah Bob, Suzi Ruffell and Sophie Duker. They’ll all be performing a wonderful medley of comedy, music, and delightfully witty conversation, and there are a few surprise guests lined up too.
Why? Well, the whole event will be raising money for a charity; Say It Loud Club (which is a refuge for LGBTQ+ refugees fleeing homophobic violence & criminalisation). Which, frankly, sounds like an absolutely unbelievable thing to not have enough funding for, but that’s what events like this hope to bring exposure to.
All in all, you get to have a marvellous evening, a thoroughly worthy charity gets much-needed cash, and the world of total inclusivity inches closer to reality.
And there’s absolutely no Morris dancing.
NOTE: The Guilty Feminist presents Camp as Christmas takes place on Saturday 3rd December at Queen Elizabeth Hall. Tickets start at £2o, and you can get them from the website right HERE.
Queen Elizabeth Hall | Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XX
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