If you’re not ready to accept Christmas is over and can’t quite face those January blues yet, there are a couple of lad-ies who might be able to help.
Lads and Lashes, the cabaret act made up of drag performers Penny Arcade and Dixie Swallows, are gearing up to keep the festivities going with their one-off Christmas show next week.
Described as “a mix of old and new, Christmas and camp” it is the most recent of the Lads and Lashes shows. The north east-based act has performed previously at the Quayside Exchange in Sunderland and Newcastle’s Pink Room nightclub, amongst other venues, but this special festive show will see Penny and Dixie take to the grand stage of cabaret venue Boulevard, usual home of Danni Dee and the Broadway Dancers. It will be hosted by fellow drag queen Phyllis Tyne.
“It’s going to be an evening of traditional camp fun with all the usual favourites you’d expect from me and Penny,” said Dixie, who when not performing cabaret, can also be found DJing in The Bank Bar and The Pink Room. You can read our interview with Dixie from a few months ago, here.
Tickets can be purchased by contacting their Facebook page here or in person at The Bank Bar on Scotswood Road. Standing tickets are £5, seated £15 and front premier are £20.
Lads and Lashes Christmas Special is at Boulevard on Friday January 13. For more information and ticket details, click here