The world’s biggest and most exciting DRAG KING battle comes to Edinburgh
Man Up! Scotland Heat
22nd March @ Summerhall, Edinburgh
19:00 – 23:00
London’s legendary drag king battle Man Up is coming to Edinburgh this month!
For the first time ever, Jonny Woo, creator of Man Up! and star of Fringe favourites A Night at the Musicals and All Star Brexit, is on the look-out for the next (drag) King of Scotland.
Kings will battle it out at Summerhall this month for a place in the Grand Finale at the Glory in London on Thursday 9 April, where they’ll get a chance to win a cash prize and be introduced to London’s queer performance scene.
This queer, trans, AFAB (assigned female at birth), female-led tournament is at the centre of East London’s unstoppable gender revolution, attracting over 100 contestants year on year, commanding an audience of 1000s and bringing together some of the capital’s best breakthrough female, trans, non-binary and intersex artists.
Kings entering have 4 minutes to impress the judges and can lip-sync, sing live, play with a band, do stand up, dance or a performance, this is a multidisciplinary tournament. Hosted by London drag legend Jonny Woo alongside local troublemakers Oasissy, and a judging panel of Scotland-based performers, journalists, Man Up alumni and celebs.
Heather Marshall – multi award winning, socio political artist and writer, often for Creative Electric www.creative-electric.org/ (she/her)
Arusa Qureshi – Editor of The List www.list.co.uk/ @arusaqureshi (she/her)
Eli Buck – Edinburgh’s top Drag King extraordinaire @EliBuck82 (he/him)
Miriam Attwood – Director of Storytelling PR storytellingpr.com @miriamattwood (she/her)
Claricia Parinussa – artist, producer, House of Revlon @clariciakr
Jess Brough – writer, producer and psycholinguistics PhD student at the University of Edinburgh and founder of Fringe of Colour @Jessica_Brough @FringeofColour (they/them)
Oasissy – Drag clowns Biff and Cooper are the world’s first and only queer Oasis tribute act/cabaret hosts. “Madferrit monobrowed mayhem with a lairy twist”- The List
To take part, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weekly heats; Feb 12th – April 1st @ The Glory, London
Grand Final 2020 – Thurs 9th April at EartH
£12 – £15, earthhackney.co.uk