Duckie’s ‘Alternative’ Royal Command Performance
The group behind LGBTQI+ club Duckie presents a night for insurgents, as Prinx Azara rounds up a seditionary crew of abolitionists, unpardonables and ne’er do wells.
Starring Drag Syndrome, Marie Lloyd, Liv Wynter, Travis Alabanza, Midgette Bardot, Thick & Tight, Vidya Patel, Emma Dogliani & Kate Conway and Lasana Shabazz, and featuring (just out of retirement) Bette Bourne as HRH The Queen.
There’s also dancing ‘til late with DJs Readers Wifes.
Duckie is a group of veteran queer club-runners that emerged out of the wasteland of south London’s Vauxhall a quarter of a century ago.
Renowned for mixing progressive pub rock by DJs Readers Wifes with arty, provocative short stage shows currently hosted by Azara, it runs every Saturday night at Royal Vauxhall Tavern.
Specialising in popular forms, live art and variety for working class subcultures, Duckie also produces a programme of socially engaged clubs that generate a healthy cultural scene for communities outside of the mainstream, including The Posh Club.
Need to know
For ages 18+ only
This is an adult event and performances feature content strictly for ages 18+. Some performances contain content some audience members may find offensive or upsetting.
Content Warning: depictions of slavery and racial violence; graphic images of war, deceased bodies and violence; references to sexual abuse; graphic images you may find disturbing. Please speak to Southbank Centre staff on arrival if you have concerns and would like to know more about the running order.
ID and bag checks are in place on entry. We have a zero tolerance drugs policy across all of our venues at the Southbank Centre.
Please note that haze and strobe effects may be used during this performance.
Dates & times
- Standard entry£10*
* Excludes £3.50 booking fee.
** Limited availability. Read about concessions.
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An accessible toilet is located in the foyer.
A Changing Places toilet is located on Level 1 Royal Festival Hall next to the JCB Glass Lift, for the exclusive use of disabled people who need personal assistance to use the toilet.
The facility includes a height-adjustable bench, tracking hoist system, a centrally-placed toilet, a height-adjustable basin and a shower. The key for this room is available from the Welcome Hub on Level 2, Royal Festival Hall. The facility is open daily 10am – 11pm.
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