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The Queen of Ireland, Panti Bliss, is touring her wickedly funny High Heels in Low Places around Ireland and the UK for the show
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The Queen of Ireland, Panti Bliss, is touring her wickedly funny High Heels in Low Places around Ireland and the UK for the show’s last hurrah this Spring. With three years and more than 250 performances on the clock, this final leg kicks off in Glasgow before travelling via Cardiff, London, Ballymaloe and more, and wrapping up where the story began: the Abbey stage.
The smash-hit global sensation that charts the journey from performance legend to accidental activist to National F*cking Treasure, premiered in June 2014 and has gone on to tour the world (twice over!) to chock-a-block houses and critical acclaim.
In 2014, Panti landed herself in the middle of a media shit-storm dubbed ‘Pantigate’ when the speech she made on the Abbey stage about homophobia, described as ‘the most eloquent Irish speech’ in 200 years by Irish Times columnist Fintan O’Toole, went viral. Broadcast around the world – even remixed by the Pet Shop Boys – the 10-minute speech caused a parliamentary meltdown, was the basis of the award-winning Queen of Ireland documentary, and fed into Ireland’s momentous marriage equality referendum success.
Hilarious and poignant, High Heels in Low Places traces Panti’s journey from small-town boy kicking against traditions to towering plastique woman making history. Exposing the stories behind the make-up, Panti invites you one more time into her gender-discombobulating, stiletto-shaped, lash-flapping world, to reveal the National F*cking Treasure she is today.
Panti said: “The show has shocked in Adelaide and Norwich and thrilled in Sarajevo and New York. I have loved meeting audiences (and fellas) all around the world, but I am putting this show to bed with one last fabulous burst across the UK and Ireland with a final party at Dublin’s Abbey Theatre. Even I’m excited!”
Written & Performed by Panti
Directed by Phillip McMahon
Produced by Jennifer Jennings
UK tour co-produced with Soho Theatre
Abbey Theatre show produced by Deirdre Molloy
Date: 30 April
Time: 5pm & 8pm
Tickets: €25 / €20 conc.