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Reigning Men: A Course for Drag Kings

Queer Pride

Event Overview

Over the course of 4 transformative workshops, you’ll embark on a regal journey of self-discovery and performance artistry fit for royalty! Led by the illustrious LoUis CYfer, seasoned drag king extraordinaire, each workshop is designed to hone your skills and take your stage presence to new heights. From mastering the art of masculine movement to perfecting your persona, you’ll receive guidance and expert coaching every step of the way. Attend every session, or create your own course: it’s up to you! Whether you’re a seasoned performer or new to the world of drag, make sure you sign up for this ASAP đŸ’„

This course is for ages 18+.

25.06.24 (2-6pm): The Herstory of Kings and Cabaret
An in-depth seminar on the history of DragKings and the UK cabaret scene.
02.07.24 (2-6pm): Devise and Conquer – A Masterclass
A practical workshop exploring the art of devising.
05.07.24 (2-6pm): Character Cultivation
A practical workshop exploring the process of character development aimed creating a drag persona unique to each individual
16.07.24 (2-6pm): Curating the Crown Jewels
A practical session focused on building performance and finding your beard

Each workshop is pay-what-you-can. We also offer a number of free spaces for those who need them, no questions asked — just send us an email!

LJ Parkinson (they/them) is a London based non-binary actor and DragKing from Yorkshire. LJ has stormed the UK Drag scene as DragKing Cabaret artiste ‘LoUis CYfer’, becoming the first and only DragKing to win the Drag Idol title in 2014. For their role as “Joan” in the one-person show Joan, LJ won the ‘Best Performer’ Stage Edinburgh Award, a Scotsman Fringe First, the ‘Best Performance’ Mervyn Stutter Spirit of the Fringe Award and an OFFIE for ‘Best TBC Award’. This year they were nominated for a UK theatre award for their performance in Modest with Hull Truck at The Kiln Theatre. LJ has since gone on to work further in theatre and TV both in and out of Drag and their credits include: COWBOIS (The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Royal Court) MODEST (Hull Truck and the Kiln Theatre) DEATHDROP (Garrick Theatre), DEATHDROP : Back In The Habit (Garrick Theatre and national tour) She Ventures and He Wins (Young Vic) Rotterdam (National tour), Communion (The Young Vic), Bullish (National tour), Joan (UK and International tour), The Three Musketeers, (The Dukes Theatre) and Lethal White (BBC), The Man Who Fell to Earth (Paramount) The Other One (BBC Three) they have just finished filming with Netflix for a 2024 production which we can’t reveal just yet.




Reigning Men: A Course for Drag Kings


2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

SCRUM Studios, 191 Talgarth Road
London, London W6 8BJ
United Kingdom

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Start Date Tuesday, 25 June
End Date Tuesday, 16 July
Event Time 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Ticket Price ÂŁ1
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Are there accessible facilities for attendees with disabilities? Yes

Wheelchair accessible, with wheelchair accessible toilets.

Do you provide sign language interpreters or other accessibility services? Other

We have a Quiet Space next to our studios, with an adjoining toilet.

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Car parking available on site Other

A few car parking spaces can be made available. Please contact the SCRUM team via our website in advance so we can book them for you.

Public transport accessible Yes
Are there toilets on site? Yes
Is the event family-friendly? Other

Participants must be 18+. If you have childcare needs that the venue can assist with, please get in touch.

Is the event restricted to certain age groups? Yes


Is there a dress code for the event? No

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