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Wink the Other Eye - Cabaret

  • THE LIDO Ethelbert Road Margate, England, CT9 United Kingdom (map)


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After taking last year’s festival by storm, POW! welcomes back Ramsgate’s radical cabaret producers, Screaming Alley, for the performance extravaganza, Wink the Other Eye.

This amazing one-off night is hosted by the sensational Marj Hogarth, with special guest Shesus and a dazzling array of local acts including, Brigitte Aphrodite, They Don’t Care, Marianne Dissard, Carol Cooper and broken folk duo, Lunatraktors. Song, dance, comedy and art that will excite, delight, challenge and cheer – this is the perfect way to celebrate International Women’s Day at Margate’s iconic Lido.

Expect the unexpected!

Doors Open at 7.30pm.

£10 IN ADVANCE, £12 ON THE DOOR (cash only on the door)


No wheelchair accessible toilets at this venue.

About the performers.

Image by Giles Smith

Image by Giles Smith

Shesus (of multi-award winning foolish trio Shesus & the Sisters) is your drag king Missiah reincarnation. They are here to heal you. And give birth. And probably do some screaming. And if all goes to plan, YOU will confess. Shesus will be your guide, beard included, peering at things through the lens of the feminine. Not for the faint hearted, but neither is this world, so get on board .


Brigitte Aphrodite is a punk poet, musician, writer, theatre maker and feminist showgirl. During her formative years Brigitte toured extensively as a musician, alongside artists such as Kate Nash and Josie Long.  Most recently, she is best known for her critically acclaimed show My Beautiful Black Dog; a part gig, part theatre, punk musical exploring depression. It sold out at the Edinburgh Fringe and Southbank Centre, toured nationally and featured in the Guardian, Elle and on the BBC 10 O’clock News. Through the Wellcome Trust a workshop based around the show was developed and carried out in schools across the country. Brigitte’s expressive, multidisciplinary work has won her a loyal following, including the likes of Arthur Brown and Lauren Laverne.


Carol Cooper, writer of That Sinking Feeling.


That Sinking Feeling - a two-act comedic play starring Kate Cooper and Sarita Plowman, directed by Rosie Snell

It’s 2029 and due to rising sea levels and the sheer weight of incoming London hipsters, the Isle of Thanet has fragmented and sunk to the ocean floor. Its former inhabitants drift around on rafts made from vintage and mid-century furnishings. Among them are menopausal Mags and her pregnant daughter Jenn ; afloat in Jenn’s birthing pool they're attempting to row to Dover, where Jenn can give birth and they can join the refugees fleeing broken Brexited Britain. Under a boiling sun, hot flushes and tempers mix with revelations about George from Droitwich, to create a perfect hormonal storm.



Image Peter Campbell Saunders

Image Peter Campbell Saunders

What's left when everything is taken away from us – our tools, technology and libraries, even our homes, communities and citizenship? What's left is what we have learned by heart and we can do with our bodies: our voices, hands and feet. Using techniques from body percussion, tap dance, overtone singing and physical theatre, performance duo Lunatraktors explore a set of British, Irish and Australian ballads to rediscover folk music as a queer space of personal and political transformation. Weaving the tragedy and comedy of these traditional tales with hypnotic acoustic percussion and harmonies, Lunatraktors create a genre-defying, "spellbinding" performance on the borders of music, theatre and live art.

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