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The legendary Bar Wotever hosts a special JOAN after-party with cocktails, hard drag king entertainment and queer music  ‘til closing time.

  • Sat 22 Apr, 8:30pm

The legendary Bar Wotever hosts a special JOAN after-party with cocktails, hard drag king entertainment and queer music  ‘til closing time.

*Book a ticket to JOAN the show plus a ticket to the Bar Wotever Drag King Soirée for just £20 | £15 concs

7.30-8.30pm: Watch the amazing theatre show JOAN by drag king champion Lucy Jane Parkinson* (NB you must buy a ticket to both the show AND the Soirée)

8.30pm: Dapper Drag Kings serve you a free cocktail and nibbles

9pm: Drag King Show in Ovalhouse bar featuring:

Benjamin Butch

Benjamin Butch is a drag artist who enjoys challenging the construction of masculinity and femininity. You never quite know what to expect when he takes to the stage, other than the fact he is guaranteed to show a bit of skin! Benjamin holds the title of King of the Fringe winner 2016 and has appeared on ITV’s This Morning on national television. Benjamin is a resident performer at Bar Wotever at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern and has appeared in many documentaries, interviews, and photoshoots about drag kings and drag king life. A Drag King regular at Kingdom in Brighton, Non Binary Cabaret at The Glory and BoiBox.


Rico DelRay

​Rico Del Ray is a drag king performer who has moves to kill and freak show skills to thrill! A lip Syncing, hip syncing drag king who, later in the year, will be performing at The Austin International Drag Festival. Rico is the alter ego of Smashlyn Monroe - the 2016 winner of World Burlesque Games Best British Newcomer. Smashlyn has been tearing up the cabaret scene since 2015 and the sky's the limit for them! Rico has appeared alongside Smashlyn at many burlesque events across the country! A Drag King regular at Bar Wotever, Kingdom in Brighton and BoiBox.


PLUS Bar Wotever DJs playing Queer Music until 11pm

Bar Wotever is The World's Longest Running Queer Weekly night with it's home at Royal Vauxhall Tavern in London every Tuesday:
"Bar Wotever is Show, It’s Drag and It’s Gender Politics. It’s creating a space for a few hours for all of us, on stage, and off stage. We take space and we make Noise! Respect and welcome to one and all. No matter what identity, or multiple identities any person may have or choose, Wotever welcomes them. This includes, but certainly is not exclusive to: drag kings, queers, women, mtf, femmes, trans, butches, queerbois, gay, drag queens, dykes, bisexuals, ftm, men, straight….. Wotever etc. All will respect all.

"We are proud to bring parts of this weekly event in London to OVAL Theatre, and we and Wotever look forward to meeting you all!"

'I swear the acts at Bar Wotever are giving me so so much life!!!! QUEER JOY'


  • Sat 22 Apr, 8:30pm

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