Suitable for ages 18+

Essential Information

Type Events and festivals
Location
Queen's House
Date and Times Friday 1 March 2024 | 7-11pm | BSL Interpreted and Audio Described
Prices Adult: £16 | Students and Members: £13

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Join our Fierce Queens, Kings and everyone in between to celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month at the Queen's House.

Taking place every year in the heart of historic Greenwich, Fierce Queens brings together performers and historians for an unforgettable night of queer liberation and LGBTQ+ representation.

This year the Queen's House is throwing open its doors for a ball like no other - the Fierce Queens Masquerade.

Hosted by resident Drag King and Queen Adam All and Apple Derrieres, this spectacular soirée at the House of Delight invites everyone to celebrate, explore, disguise and un-masque their splendid identity(ies). 

Access information

Cabaret performances will be BSL interpreted all night.

One sighted guide delivering audio description will be available and we are able to book more if required. Please email learning@rmg.co.uk to book the audio description guide and liaise with us about the event.

For any additional access requirements you have, please email learning@rmg.co.uk

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Drag King Adam All in regal costume striding through the Queen's House

'Let's step out and be our real selves in public. Not just relegated to designated queer spaces, but everywhere in the world, all the time – even in a place like this!'

- Adam All, host of Fierce Queens

Meet your hosts

Adam All and Apple Derrieres are delighted to be curating Fierce Queens for a fifth year in a row.

Drag stars Adam All and Apple Derrieres perform in Regency-inspired costumes during the Fierce Queens event held at the Queen's House in Greenwich

This dynamite duo in and out of Drag are huge advocates of the LGBTQIA+ scene, their aim being to bring visibility to queer love, people and performers, particularly within the Cabaret scene.

As seen at TedX, in the West End, your telly, Pride events around the world, your local gay bar or hosting their acclaimed Drag King night ‘BOiBOX’ which has been described as ‘London’s vital Drag King showcase’ (Time Out).

Together they have taken the Cabaret world by storm performing harmoniously and internationally together with their unique brand of live blended vocals, coordinated couture and cartoon flavoured Drag. Alongside their literally glittering cabaret careers, they have curated, hosted and performed at events for English Heritage, Historic Royal Palaces, The National Theatre, The Bush Theatre, The Royal Opera House, and of course, Royal Museums Greenwich.

 

Meet the performers

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Demi Noire stands in front of the Queen's House that is illuminated with the Progress Pride flag, she wears a purple and green feather bower that is draped across her shoulder.

Demi Noire is the soul sista of burlesque. Appearing 3 times in the 21st Century Burlesque Magazine top 50  most influential burlesque artists worldwide, and coming in at no 45 in 2023. A London-based performer who brings sexy, funny, and powerful characters to the world of burlesque and cabaret. A frequent performer for companies such as House of Burlesque, The Cocoabutter Club and Gin House burlesque.

Her credits included regular shows at The Phoenix Arts Club and Cafe de Paris. She has performed all around the world including Chicago for Jeez Loueez  Juke Joint, Tronicat and Friends (GOP Hannover), United Queendom (Stuttgart) and Misty Lotus Presents Burlesque Extravaganza, to name a few.

Demi Noire prides herself on making her audience scream and shout while injecting the space with sass and style.

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Dita Garbo stands majestically in front of the Queen's House wearing a gold corset and adorned with a crescent shaped gold crown and opulent necklace

Drag artist, performer, host, producer & educator, Dita Garbo is many things.


Returning to Drag in 2021 after 20 years when she first started working as a drag artist in Madrid, she soon started Punk&Plume’s Kings Queens & Inbetweens, a drag cabaret night which continues today to sell out audiences.

From hosting events, brunches and prides to educating in schools and working with the local LGBTQ+ community. Dita is a performer at heart, living, travelling and working as a professional dancer around the world for over a decade. With her years of experience on stage, Dita is delighted to be part of Fierce Queens 2024.

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Rudy Jeevanjee stands in front of the Queen's House that's illuminated with the Progress Pride flag. He wears an opulent fur-trimmed and embroidered robe with a large jewelled crown.

A vision of excellence and deity birthed into royalty. An international performer and award-winning legend, Rudy will be joining the line up and serving sensual, seductive and powerful, non binary finery energy!!!

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Drag Prov duo, Christian Adore and Eaton Messe, pose in front of the Queen's House embracing each other.

Christian Adore’ and 'Eaton Messe' are a drag double act performed by Francesca Forristal and Ed Scrivens. 

Using your suggestions, this formidable pairing of lovable soft-boy and sassy queen will create dazzling songs, sketches, and spontaneous raps. RuPaul's glamour meets ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway’ style improvised comedy. 

Serving you wit as sharp as their contour; jinks as high as their brows; memories that will stick with you longer than last night’s glitter, we present to you 'The Dragprov Revue’.

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Lasana Shabazz kneels in front of the Queen's House wearing an extravagant feathered outfit and radiating a purple and green glow

Lasana Shabazz is an interdisciplinary performance artist whose work delves deep into identity politics, deconstructing ideas of race, sexuality, class and gender, queering the norm of what is considered acceptable by mainstream and popular culture.

Their work incorporates theatre, dance, spoken word, visual art, music production, make up, costume design and construction. They work in art galleries, theatres, arts festivals, museums, educational institutions, black, queer and QTIPOC (queer trans intersex people of colour) art spaces nationally and internationally.

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E.M. Parry is positioned in front of the Queen's House wearing a ruff around their neck, with white face paint, smoking a cigarette with smoke rising up above their head

E.M. Parry works with, through and for the queer body, squinting at history, flirting with ghosts & the things that go bump in the margins. Transient and ephemeral, their work flickers between durational performance, kinetic sculpture, drag act and ritual, blurring the lines between artefact & event.

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K.A. Harper is dressed as Emma Hamilton, kneeling in front of the Queen's House wearing a dress that falls off her shoulders with long blonde hair falling in front

K.A Harper is a multi-disciplinary artist living in London. Creating work spanning music, writing and performance practices, they look at the interplay between history, relationality and embodied queer experience. As part of the Queer History Club at Royal Museums Greenwich they’ve focused on the life of Emma Hamilton and will be recreating her 'attitudes' in a participatory experience.

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Eugène Delacroissant wields a large sword and stands in front of the Queen's House in an 18th century fencing outfit with waistcoat, cropped jacket and a ruff.

Eugène Delacroissant is a museum mansplainer who cannot help but queer any heritage site he finds himself in via song, dance and the occasional sword fight. 

Eugène is also a member of the London Historical Fencing Club (LHFC), which in turn is part of the Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) club, training in the lost arts of the Medieval, Renaissance, and later eras. HEMA works from translations of original source texts to reconstruct the techniques and principles of swordfighting. HEMA is unique in that it aims to recreate the reality of historical combat - unlike stage combat, our aim isn't to create a performance. We fence in full protective equipment and using historically weighted swords.

 

 

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Donald Mullis stands in front of the Queen's House wearing a neck scarf, navy coat, dark rimmed glasses and a badge saying 'Hello Sailor!'

Donald was born in Portsmouth to parents who were in the Navy and will happily greet you with a cheeky “Hello Sailor” whether or not you’re a seafarer.

However, “Hello Sailor’ is in fact Donald’s LGBTQ+ take on salty and spicy tales of seafarers ‘crossing the line’ - in more ways than one.

Donald’s in the gallery and curatorial teams at Royal Museums Greenwich and a safe deckhand, so be on the lookout for the times of his talk as you explore the Queen's House.

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The Queen's House in Greenwich lit up with rainbow lights to mark LGBTQ+ History Month

LGBTQ+ History Month

Join us this February for a spectacular series of events celebrating queer histories, identities and communities
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Words matter

We have co-produced this event with members of the LGBTQ+ community, who have chosen to use the term 'queer' in the description of the event.

Queer is, as charity Stonewall points out, "a term used by those wanting to reject specific labels of romantic orientation, sexual orientation and/or gender identity. It can also be a way of rejecting the perceived norms of the LGBT community (racism, sizeism, ableism etc). Although some LGBT people view the word as a slur, it was reclaimed in the late 80s by the queer community who have embraced it."