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Duckie Summertime Special

Part of Summer

Stretch your ideas of gender to the max at Duckie’s variety show line-up featuring Pink Suits, D’relle West and Rodent DeCay.

This pop and performance parade is mixed by DJs Readers Wifes and MCed by guest host Azara between performances.

Break-dancer, lyrical waxer and Duckie associate artist Azara takes time out from her touring solo show Just Another Day and Night to bring us this Summertime Special.

The pre-eminent Readers Daughter, 1-800-MIX-TAPE, is actually a soul boy DJ, but we don't hold this against him.

Uber-kweer and genderbent, Pink Suits recreate seminal dance moments from old Kate Bush videos and outtakes from the film Dirty Dancing.

A ballroom pioneer with 14 years’ experience on the scene, D’relle West’s vogueing gives you life. He’s worked with stars from Madonna to and has appeared on Channel 4, Sky and MTV.

Rodent DeCay is East London’s very own queen of the underworld, terrifying audiences at venues from The Glory to Sink the Pink and destroying the competition at The Glory’s cult lipsyncing competition LIPSYNC1000 along the way.

As Duckie DJs-in-residence at Royal Vauxhall Tavern for the past 24 years, Readers Wifes are not even tired yet and could drink you under the table. Despite being from good homes, they struggle with attitude problems, but they are doing their best. They finish the night at 1am.

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Royal Festival Hall
The Clore Ballroom, Level 2



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Age recommendation
Please note that this event may contain adult content.

Event information
Due to bad weather, this event is now taking place in The Clore Ballroom, Level 2, Royal Festival Hall. The start time (9pm) has changed from that previously advertised.

The event finishes at 1am.

ID and bag checks are in place on entry. We have a zero tolerance drugs policy across all of our venues at Southbank Centre.

Only alcohol purchased at Southbank Centre bars can be consumed at this event.

Access information
The performance elements of this event are British Sign Language interpreted (BSL) by Annie Tretheway and Jack Flavell, 9pm – 11.15pm.

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