The Cutlery Drawer presents… Political: A Gender! Join us for a night to remember as we celebrate gender-transgressive voices and the powerful people behind them. Cabaret, comedy, music, poetry – it’s all here, and every penny of profit goes to gender-diversity advocates Gendered Intelligence.
Open 7pm-2am, the show begins at 8 with the first of our short poetry sets! Sensational queer poetry will be sprinkled throughout the rest of the night: featured poets include Chroma editor Sophie Mayer and the legendary Roz Kaveney.
Radical queer cabaret collective Lashings of Ginger Beer Time bring us their brain-titillating mix of corsets, show-tunes, and political rage; sensational stand-up Sally Outen joins them with a set covering everything from dinosaur impressions to the lighter side of genital surgery.
The dashing pianist and singer-songwriter CN Lester treats us to their unique combination of low-fi smoky sensuality and pure angelic vocals, including music from upcoming album Ashes.
Also headlining is award-winning film-maker and artist Jason Elvis Barker, who will be entertaining us with his sharply-observed stand-up comedy
Short sets of poetry and stand-up will continue into the night: keep an eye out for Elaine O’Neill, Noah Gibney, Hel Gurney, James Webster, Jo Johnson, and Naith Payton. Killer Queen’s DJ Ruth Pearce will also be filling the air with a wide range of trans/queer alternative tunes!
The Royal Vauxhall Tavern is wheelchair-accessible and has gender-neutral toilet facilities. Seating is available. There is no designated quiet space.