Calamity Cabaret - 1st Anniversary
🌈🔥Unpredictable, Loads Of Fun, Queer & Arty🔥🥂
Our cabaret show is turning 1 year old! Come to celebrate the best of Beard and The Queen with special guests. Join us to feel liberated + bonus after party!
Village 512, Dalston, London - 30th June
Catharsis, God Damn it!
An Australian drag queen and a Romanian ally take a comedic tragic holiday of ridiculous proportions. With the fun chaos of queer cabaret, the performance duo Beard and The Queen use theatre to discuss community, respect and great hair.
Camden Fringe Festival, London - 11th & 12th August
Hosted by Thomas' drag queen persona Dark Sugar, this show is like comedy club meets cabaret!
Expect sillyness, laughter and an excellent variety of comedy acts. Produced by Groovie Comedy.
The Coach House, Leicester Square, London - 18th Sep, 16th Oct
Death & Attraction
Illustrated book of poems
Death & Attraction is a collection of raw, candid observations on daily life, the body, sexuality, mortality and healing written by Thomas W Kelly - giving readers a useful and entertaining tool for reflection on what we hide from ourselves, and want very much.
Elise Baerd illustrated these selected poems, short stories and lyrics which are gathered from 11 years of Thomas' writings. They remind readers to breathe deeper, smile more, appreciate the beauty, decay and apparent chaos of our lives.
During this investigation of the cliffs' edge, along which people had surely fallen off and died as their delicate bodies were cast against the rocks like spattered eggs, I find a secret new place. - Bare Skin, Death & Attraction
The book launch was held in 2021 and most 1st edition copies have sold. A small number of copies will be available to purchase online soon.
Book Thomas for your event
Spoken word poet
Thomas W Kelly is a spoken word poet with a passionate and unique style of performance poetry.
He speaks about topics like mental health, sex, nature, and loss with grit and eloquence. His voice and body show a mix of raw emotion, theatricality and vulnerability; telling of his slam poetry origins in Perth, Australia.
He confidently commands the stage as a performance poet using performance skills honed over 10 years.
London Drag Queen
Dark Sugar, imagine if Dark Vader from Star Wars was an over-sexed drag queen from hell.
A drag artist who's spent 10 years hosting events and developing innovative performances - a strong, reliable act with a great repertoire of original work. She grew up as the resident compere of The Cabaret Club in Kent, 2013 - 2018. She now co-produces and co-stars in Calamity Cabaret by Beard and The Queen, and hosts variety shows in Londons’ West End for Groovie Comedy.
Have a chat with Thomas
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