Panti Bliss

Soho Theatre & THISISPOPBABY present
PANTI (Ireland)
Written & performed by Panti
Directed by Phillip McMahon

Fri 10th March, 8pm, £14/£10

The Queen of Ireland Panti invites you into her gender-discombobulating, stiletto shaped world, exposing stories behind the make-up – from performance giant to accidental activist – to reveal the national f*cking treasure she is today.

In 2014, Panti landed herself in a legal shitstorm, dubbed Pantigate. Her speech about homophobia went viral, was broadcast worldwide, remixed by Pet Shop Boys, caused a parliamentary meltdown and fed into Ireland’s marriage equality referendum success.

Hilarious and poignant, Panti traces her journey from small-town boy kicking against traditions to towering plastique woman in false lashes making history.

‘Leaves lipstick traces on both heart and mind.’
★★★★ Guardian

‘A wise, hilarious, foul-mouthed jolt to the system.’
★★★★ Time Out

‘Exquisitely tart-tongued comedy… electrically revealing and masterful.’
★★★★★ Irish Times

‘Comic genius.’
★★★★ Irish Independent

‘Wickedly funny.’
★★★★ Guardian

Part of STUCK ON YOU, a sticky strand of queer spectacles, at Take Me Somewhere 2017.

Programmed by a local gang of displaced queerdos, Stuck on You is a strand of performance, dancing and lovin’ within the festival – confronting continued violence on queer bodies and calling for collective action through fun, pleasure and rage.

STUCK ON YOU is co-produced by Outspoken Arts.

Supported by Soho Theatre.