Ireland’s leading Drag Haus Mockie Ah are back at Pharmacia on Thursday, July 6th for a massive Limerick Pride cabaret and club night
After a year of sell-out events, Ireland’s leading Drag Haus, Mockie Ah are back at Pharmacia on Thursday, July 6th for a massive Limerick Pride cabaret and club night
Hosted by Candy Warhol, the lineup includes an array of drag, burlesque, live music and dance acts from across Ireland including Mia Gold, Miss Lavelle, Robert Von Hart, Elle Uminate, Frida Nip, Charnell, Lucy Fur, Gavinne Lemanne and DJS T3MP3RANC3, Glossyboi, Kloya and Candy.
Between two cabaret shows, the DJS will be playing a camp mix of pop, disco and house classics. Later in the night, Mockie Ah will be crowning their ‘Queen Of Pride’ – a chance for a new performer to work the runway and snatch the crown. Keep an eye out on their socials for how to enter.
Candy Warhol said, ”I am ecstatic to be back at Limerick Pride with Mockie Ah this year. As a former LSAD student, Limerick has always been my second home and it’s where I had my drag debut back in 2010! Since the launch of our monthly show last year, the response has been overwhelming.
“There are so many new performers springing up in Limerick which is amazing to see and our audiences show up in the most jaw-dropping looks. There is such a sense of community at our shows which I think is a reflection of Limerick itself. I can’t wait to celebrate with everyone this Pride at Mockie Ah and the wonderful events across Pride week.”
Recently named one of Ireland’s top tourist attractions by BBC One’s The Travel Show, Mockie Ah is Ireland’s biggest Drag collective. The legendary Haus was founded in 2017 as a response to the lack of queer spaces in Cork City by leading Irish drag artist Candy Warhol (Comedy Central’s Dragony Aunts).
With an ever-expanding diverse lineup, the Cork City-based collective has gone from strength to strength with regular nationwide cabarets, festival shows, club-nights and appearances across Europe. In 2019 the queens were featured on Virgin Media’s pride special and in 2021 a critically acclaimed documentary focusing on five members of the group, Kin Of Kweens, was broadcast on RTÉ.
Limerick Pride Chairperson, Lisa Daly said, “We are thrilled to have Mockie Ah back this year as part of our Limerick Pride Festival. After such a successful event Limerick Pride 2022, it’s great to have talent such as Candy Warhol and the
In 2022 the queens launched a regular sell-out club-night in Limerick, drag brunches in various across the country, hosted shows at Electric Picnic and Body and Soul and embarked on their first nationwide tour with Rupaul’s Drag Race star Le Fil, Just May and Crystal with more to come later this year.
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