Scene News: Myra DuBois, Royal Vauxhall, White Swan, XXL and more

Myra DuBois’ DuBois Entendre

Myra DuBois, the Songbird of South Yorkshire, brings her hilarious DuBois Entendre show, which has been knocking them dead in Edinburgh, to the Underbelly Festival on the South Bank on Wednesday 13 September. Featuring the razor-sharp wit and caustic observations she’s famed for, join Myra for an evening of song and anecdotes. Book tickets via

XXL’s 17th Birthday

Bear mega club XXL celebrates its 17th birthday on Saturday 30 September with a night packed with its resident DJs from 10pm. Dress up for the occasion with your best leather shorts and a bowtie or keep it casual by going shirtless with jeans and tear up the dance floor with a crowd of London’s finest bunch of chunks and hunks. Book tickets via

Royal Vauxhall is back

We’ve all heard about the story of Princess Diana visiting the RVT one night with Freddie Mercury and Kenny Everett, right? Well, now you can see it played out on stage in all its glory at the actual RVT, following a triumphant run at the Edinburgh Fringe. Playing two shows a night on Wednesday 30 August and Thursday 31 August (the 20th anniversary of Diana’s death), Royal Vauxhall is an irreverent yet insightful new musical and not to be missed. Book tickets now via

Ceri Dupree at the White Swan

The fabulous Ceri Dupree returns to the White Swan in Limehouse with a glittering show on Saturday 30 September. Expect theatre style seating, a complimentary glass of prosecco for every guest, and world class cabaret from the man of many faces. Book tickets now at

Pam Ann’s Two Brewers layover

Everyone’s favourite air hostess, Pam Ann, arrives back in London and heads to the Two Brewers for her Flying Bitch show on Sunday 17 September from 7pm. She’s back in town to give her gays what they want: foul language, kooky parodies and zany sing-alongs. Pam, we love you! Book tickets at

Get Hookd

Hookd is the most exciting new gay dating app since Grindr, now expanding globally, with over 80,000 downloads in just six weeks. It brings a long awaited fresh approach to the concept of hooking up online and operates on a real time request basis. Users broadcast to their local area in real-time exactly what it is they are looking for with something similar to a Facebook post or a Tweet. If another user’s interests align, they reply with a private message. This saves time, increases transparency and reduces frustration, plus they have features to reduce cat-fishing and fake profiles. Check out this exciting app at the usual app stores or go to

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