Even by their high standards the team at The Royal Vauxhall Tavern have a diverse collection of events ahead in just the next week… from a visit to Hogwarts, the inspiration for a West End smash, club nights, world-class cabaret, bingo and much more. Here’s a look at what’s on offer.
The Quizzarding World – A Magical Quiz
Thursday 13 June, 7pm–midnight
The Quizzarding World, is a magical quiz like no other. Organised and hosted by the semi legendary fan group, The Lost Diaphragm of Rowena Ravenclaw (none of them are Ravenclaws) it features six brand new rounds of wizard questions, with a cash prize for the winning team, fancy dress prize, cabaret by The Vixens and more surprises.
Fifi and Anthem
Friday 14 June, 7pm to 4am
There’s two brilliant events this Friday at The RVT starting early from 7pm with Why Isn’t Everybody Talking About Fifi. This really rather fabulous show stars Jamie Campbell, the original inspiration for the hit show Everybody’s Talking About Jamie and his alter ego Fifi. This is followed at 10pm by Anthem Old Skool Reunion – Hope, a fantastic club night celebrating south London’s original gay trance party. DJs Andy Almighty, Sean Sirrs and Ian Lloyd will be spinning a night of classic NRG and trance plus there’s a free CD for the first 100 customers.
Saturday 15 June, 9pm to 4am
We know that in theory there are other Saturday nights on offer, but there’s nowhere on Earth quite like Duckie at The RVT. Each and every weekend it’s the fun chewy centre in the venue’s box of treats and this week, Reader’s Wifes, Amy Lamé and Jay Cloth are joined by Rhys’s Pieces, Miss High Leg Kick and Seb.
Mary Mac at Sunday Social
Sunday 16 June, 3pm to 10.30pm
This weekend your Queen of Cabaret is the original tartan tart, yes Mary Mac will be whizzing her haggis around the stage with big songs and bigger laughs. Plus there’s top tunes from DJs Simon Le Vans and Sean Sirrs
Also swimming into view on Monday (17 Jun) is the Big Bingo Show with Timberlina and on Tuesday another gorgeous Bar Wotever with a selection of hot new acts. On Wednesday (19 Jun) the three award-winning international female artists: Lolo Brow, Lilly Snatchdragon and Scarlett O’Hora are back for the LADS Birthday Show and on Thursday it’s a special Cancer is a Drag fundraiser with Cynthia Seaward and guests.