'For me drag is something universal that everyone engages with daily. We wake up and choose clothes to fit a storyline, however conscious or unconscious. I think it has always been there.’
Ship of Fools is the closing event in SKIP Gallery’s month-long Like It or Lump It exhibition. Mashing up drag, avant-garde theatre, medieval mummers’ plays and the 15th-century allegorical art of Hieronymus Bosch, Paul’s vision transforms the SKIP Gallery exhibition space into a boat – a ship of fools, in fact.
Paul and his ragtag troupe of eight performers will be putting on a play they don’t know, with a script that defies logic, to an audience who may not be interested in watching. However the performances pan out, they’re sure to be a confounding but unforgettable pieces of theatre.
Wednesday 20: 1.30-2.30pm
Wednesday 27: 6.30-7.30pm
Read Paul’s views on the values of drag here.