The Royal Vauxhall Tavern is one of the capital’s friendliest venues and this Pride in London the team is hosting a colourful weekend packed with variety as befits a celebration of diversity. Here’s what’s it store – take a deep breath…
Queerlesque 9 Showcase
Thursday 5 July, 8pm – midnight
Hosted and curated by the gorgeous Rubyyy Jones, get ready for a kaleidoscopic start to your Pride in London weekend when Ms Jones’ latest graduates showcase their diverse and developing bodies of work. Expect a swirl of queer performance, feminist themes and glittering debuts using lip sync, dance, erotica, storytelling and downright fierce presence. Tickets are £8.14 or £12 on the door.
Roland Saunders: Fake TV
Friday 6 July, 7pm – 8.30pm
This critically acclaimed and multi-award-winning comic is a unique impressionist and master of the quick-change character transformation. Using only a minimum of props, he lampoons celebrities and politicians using their words cleverly mixed with an original soundtrack of music and sound effects. Expect to see Donald Trump, Theresa May, Mary Berry, Lorraine Kelly, the Queen and many others. Part stand up, part performance art, part camp lip sync clown, this is a show not to be missed. Tickets are £7.20 from vauxhalltavern.com
The Lip Sinkers
Friday 6 July, 9pm – 4am
Those marvellous LipSinkers are back at The RVT for their monthly mix up of cabaret and clubbing from 9pm. Your special guest tonight is On The Trust at 10 to 10 while music comes courtesy of DJs Dawn Amber Harvey, David Robson and Gareth Hackney. Tickets are £8 or £6 on the door, or £5 after midnight.
Duckie’s Gay Shame
Saturday 7 July, 9pm – 4am
Now in its 23rd sensational year, Duckie presents Gay Shame on Pride in London night, and this year’s party is called The Light At The End Of The Tunnel. Taking over three spaces – The RVT, the street and the Tawdry Railway Arch just across Goding Street – get ready for a night of fabulous performance and musical mayhem starring Amy Lamé, The Readers Wifes, Pink Suits, Tap Cats, Lucia Pazzini, Alex Bork and Father Cloth. Tickets are £15 on the door.
Sunday Social with Myra DuBois
Sunday 8 July, 3pm – midnight
Dance your Pride socks off and soak up life-scarring barbs fresh from the mouth of the one and only Myra DuBois at Sunday Social from 3pm. Expect commercial dance, pop and big room anthems courtesy of DJs Liam Chaplin, Simon Le Vans and Sean Sirrs, award-winning cabaret from TV star Ms DuBois and a crowd of hairy hunks.