Dive Queer Party’s Rainbow Soapbox @ Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh [from 7 to 21 August]

Dive Queer Party’s Rainbow Soapbox

7 - 21
10:00 - 10:50

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Traverse Theatre
10 Cambridge Street, EH1 2ED Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Legendary cabaret artists and arch dissectors of gender norms Dive Queer Party are celebrating 70 years of the Fringe (and 50 years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality) by hopping on their Rainbow Soapbox for a series of live Party Political Broadcasts celebrating queer identity, spaces and history.

Indulge your senses and help yourself to an extra large portion of the queerest pick’n’mix of the festivals with chief weirdo MissAnnabel Sings and special guest performers and speakers.

Grab your rainbow-rosette and fire up your flaming(o)-pitchfork — it’s time to speak OUT.

>>>MON 7 AUG, 10am<<<
Celebrating Queer History: Speak OUT
Starring Miss Annabel Sings and special guests:

ADAM KASHMIRY, the REAL person on whom the remarkable production ADAM at Traverse Theatre from National Theatre of Scotland is based.

Writer/blogger/critic BEN WALTERS – a major driving force behind the campaign for a thriving future for the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, a vital queer space in the heart of London in danger of begin sold to commercial developers.

FK ALEXANDER attempts to force feed mania influenced visions about new language, new love, and new violence upon groups of civilians across various dimensions with varying outcomes. Catch their award winning show 'i could go on singing', part of the Made in Scotland showcase.

LUKE PELL Dive (and the world) ’s first self appointed Minister of Dance LUKE PELL is a maker and curator who collaborates with other artists and organisations imagining alternative contexts for performance, participation and discourse that might reveal wisdoms for living. Luke is an Associate Artist of Dance Base.

Bristol based artist, performer and writer TOM MARSHMAN — the sumptuous mind behind KINGS CROSS (REMIX) — a show that uncovers the hidden histories of lgbt communities in london during the 1980s.

>>>MON 14 AUG, 10am<<<
Celebrating Queer Identity: Life IS a Cabaret
Starring Miss Annabel Sings and special guests:

BUTT KAPINSKI Lit only by a streetlamp Private Eye Butt Kapinski invites you to co-star in a choose-your-own-adventure murder mystery. Adelaide Fringe Weekly Award Winner 2017 for Innovation and Fringeworld Best Comedy 2017.

CLAIRE CUNNINGHAM The UK’s most acclaimed and internationally renowned self-identifying disabled artists. Claire’s work is rooted in the study and use/misuse of her crutches and the exploration of the potential of her own specific physicality with a conscious rejection of traditional dance techniques.

LE PUSTRA Performer, art director and muse currently based in Berlin. His celebrated style and theatrical vision evokes a decadent dreamlike world of melancholia and sepia-tinted vignettes; inspiring other artists and bohemians alike. creator of Berlin's most infamous and succesful Weimar Republic inspired theatre show, Le Pustra's Kabarett Der Namenlosen which is featured in an upcoming documentary by the BBC.

THE NIGHTBUS The UK's premiere bearded Muslim Drag Queen with a PhD — pop a tablet for motion sickness and hop on board.

>>>MON 21 AUG, 10am<<<
Celebrating Queer Spaces: Take Me to the Club
Starring Miss Annabel Sings and special guests:

EMMA JANE PARK Scotland’s one woman Waacking and Vogue tidal wave and major driving force behind Scotland’s emerging Ballroom scene.

FRANKIE MULHOLLAND Tonight fran.K will be presenting as Dizko-Fly. A trash raiding party monster with a fascination for Pineapples, Disco Music and LOOOOOOOOOVE. Come watch as they do their annual MATING dance. GLITTER UP BUGS.

Ingo Cando Artistic Director of Wotever World. “Dear Sir… Madam…Wotever”. A Queer & Arts organisation that stages events, talks, clubs and film festivals — and social/community meeting place for LGBT/Queer people, performers and creatives from all around the world.

JAK SOROKA Jak is she/he/they/zir/zer/they was born in the place of not knowing a body not a mouthpiece. Jak creates safe spaces for those making their own way and confronts those who have tried to run from themselves.

LE PUSTRA Performer, art director and muse currently based in Berlin.
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