Dusty O gets a roasting, as charity Drag Roast returns ‘bigger and bitchier’ to RVT
Wednesday 23 January 2013
X Magazine and Royal Vauxhall Tavern will be teaming up once again to host their second, much-anticipated Drag Roast next month. Dusty O will be the next diva to take the spotlight for a group roasting, with all proceeds coming to HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust.
The Drag Roast, which will take place at the RVT on Wednesday 27th February, will see Dusty O roasted by a panel of some of the funniest names on the London circuit. The flamboyant roasters will each take a turn at sharing their own tall tales and personal recollections of the drag legend, before Dusty has a chance to snatch back the mic and seek sweet revenge.
Dusty O has hosted, DJed and performed at many of London's finest clubs. He has just completed a run as the headliner for the Leicester Square Theatre's pantomime, and also hosts the infamous TrannyShack at Madame Jojo's every Wednesday. As drag stars go, they don't get much more high profile than Dusty O.
Kiera Ridge, Community Fundraising Manager at Terrence Higgins Trust, said: “The last Drag Roast was a huge success and we are delighted to be doing it again! We’re hugely grateful to QX and the RVT for organising this event, and to Dusty and her roasters for stepping up to the mike. It’s all for a good cause, with every penny raised going to support people living with and at risk of HIV, so get your ticket today!”
The Drag Roast will take place on Wednesday 27th February at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern (372 Kennington Lane, SE11 5HY). Doors open at 7.00pm, and the performance starts at 8.30pm. Tickets cost £10 each, all of which will be donated to Terrence Higgins Trust. For further information, and to buy your ticket, please visit www.rvt.org.uk/event/drag-roast-dusty-o.