Panti Bliss Picks Up The Pieces After Being Dumped Off Dance Show

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Fresh from taking her leave from Dancing With The Stars the self-proclaimed ‘Queen Of IrelandPanti Bliss is hitting the road with her comedy stylings in If These Wigs Could Talk at Dublin’s Vicar Street for one outing only on 14 May.

The notorious drag queen is taking time out question what her purpose and place in this changing world is after a lifetime of accidental activism and far-fetched shenanigans.

Expect salacious stories, impassioned polemics, and some seriously funny soul searching as Panti takes us from rural Mayo to London’s West End to the Irish Ambassador’s residence in Vienna, where the answer to her existential question presents itself where she least expects it.

Following a record-breaking sold-out run at the Abbey Theatre last November, Panti invites you to learn from her ridiculous mistakes, laugh at her glittering failures, and share in her triumphs, in this big, beautiful and brilliant night out.

Panti has written and performed four critically acclaimed, hit theatre shows: In These Shoes, All Dolled Up, A Woman in Progress, and High Heels In Low Places which have played to stellar reviews and packed houses across Ireland, the UK, Europe, Australia, and the US.

In January 2014, Panti’s creator Rory O’Neill sparked a furore on RTE and discussed homophobia in Ireland. The ensuing scandal became known as Pantigate.

Just one month later she took to the stage of the National Theatre to defend herself. Her ten minute oration, which became known as The Noble Call, has been compared to some of the great speeches in the English language and a video of the speech went viral online, was broadcast on TV and radio around the world, and became an international sensation.

Panti became an iconic figure for equality in 2015 when she played a major role in the successful referendum campaign for Marriage Equality in Ireland.

In October 2015 a critically acclaimed documentary The Queen Of Ireland broke box office records in Ireland and picked up awards at festivals around the world.

Continuing to push boundaries for the LGBTQ community and making television history being part of the first same-sex couple perform on Ireland’s Dancing with the Stars this year, Panti is continuing her on-going quest to help quench homophobia and marginalisation in Ireland, while marking a clear space for drag entertainment on Irish national television.

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Vicar Street, 58-59 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

Sunday 14 May @ 9.00pm / Tickets €40

Bookings (from Fri 10 Mar) – https://www.ticketmaster.ie

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