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Drag for Pay is Back

The highly glamorous feather-laden and sparkling ‘Drag for Pay’ party is back.  The event which aims to raise money for Madeira Pride 2019 will take place on the 24th and 25th of May from 9 pm at the Crystal Balcony in the Old Town of Funchal.

A press statement from the organisation states that the two-day event is designed to ‘deconstruct prejudices’ while the shows themselves are a creative and expressive entertainment platform.

This year, drag queen favourites Bianca Vascary, Jessie La’Hore and Miss Alice are back while new acts such as Camille Léon and Debbie Booh,’ will be making their debut.  Also, two women from the Madeira Pride Organising Committee will be on stage for a drag king ‘lip sync’ show.

Admission to the show is € 8.00 for one day and € 15.00 for the two days. However, you need to reserve your ticket by emailing Tickets bought on the night cost € 10.00.

For more information, please visit the Madeira Pride Facebook page.

Samantha Gannon

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Madeira Weekly