Festival City #9 | Drag on wheels with Birds of Paradise

Festival City #9 | The birdcage

L to R Garry Robson, Robert Softley Gale and Kinny Gardner / credit Tommy Ga-Ken

The cast of Blanche & Butch discuss drag, theatre, and accessibility

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In the latest episode of Festival City, host Gareth K Vile is joined by the Birds of Paradise theatre company. Actors Robert Softley Gale (also writer), Garry Robson, Kinny Gardner and Amelia Cavallo (also musical director) discuss their new show, Blanche & Butch, a new production inspired by Noel Greig's 2006 play Heels on Wheelz, catching us up with three disabled drag queens ten years later. As well as chatting about the production, the conversation touches on accessibility and where drag sits between cabaret and theatre today. Blanche & Butch is touring now.

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Festival City Podcast is co-created by Gareth K Vile (host) and Scott Henderson (producer). Intro music by The Joy Drops. Supported by SGSAH.

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Blanche & Butch

Blanche and Butch reminisce about life as a troupe of disabled drag queens. Inspired by Noel Greig's 2006 play Heelz on Wheels, Birds of Paradise Theatre Company with Tron Theatre present a new production directed and designed by Kenny Miller.