Are you ready to get Twisted? Preparations are well underway for the bold and brash signature launch event of this year’s Newcastle Pride Festival, the Twisted Cabaret. Drags to Bitches, the award winning drag troupe who don’t lip sync (they actually sing!) are rehearsing daily. Leather Lungs, the butch leather-queen singer extraordinaire with a range of four octaves is belting out his scales. Glitter Supernova, the edgy and sexy burlesque star is limbering up and circus-inspired performance artist Simon Jeffory is literally in knots! Smoldering drag king, Belial B’Zarr, is pumped with anticipation, and Ash Ferret, with her dulcet tones, is crooning in preparation. Our bizarre and unashamedly queer collection of freaks will be skilfully orchestrated by the hilarious emcee Denise Hanlon. 

We can’t wait and hope you’ll join us for this unmissable event. Come dressed in your sexiest and campest burlesque inspired costumery. Assemble at City Hall for champagne on arrival, and a sumptuous three-course meal including lamb fatayer with tabbouleh or salt n’ pepper squid for entrée. This is closely followed by a delicious sundried tomato & camembelle stuffed chicken or beef sirloin on seeded mustard mash for main. A wicked dessert of double choc brownie or sticky date pudding  tops things off.  Alternatively secure a seat in the art deco dress circle for show only. Its going to be a huge and memorable event in Newcastle’s LGBTIQ’s history.

Don’t miss out!

Newcastle Pride respectfully acknowledges that our celebrations are held on the traditional Lands of the Awabakal and Worimi peoples. Always was, always will be Aboriginal Land.