Duckie presents 21st Century Music Hall – Preview

Adam Lowe

The legendary Duckie crew arrive in St. Helens to present an evening of up-to-the-minute show business and vanguard variety, for one night only at The Citadel Theatre.

Mistress of melody Miss Amy Lame introduces a hit parade of short sharp performances, and in between the acts plays pure pop, rock ’n’ roll and northern soul.

Looking for a great night out?

Then you’ve come to the right place. Come to watch shows, chat to your mates and schlep to the beat. Late bar and much fookin’ fun. DON’T MISS OUT!

You can pick up a student ticket for £5, £8 concessions and £10 for rich people.

Starring Ursula Martinez, George Chakravarthi, Debs Gatenby, Joshua Hubbard, Kitty O’Shea, Suzie Hewlett, Steve Nice, Sam Reynolds, Katy Baird and Tallulah Haddon.


Arthouse starlet and cult cabaret diva Ursula Martinez has three Olivier Awards under her belt, tours with the vaudeville smash La Soiree, and has four classy solo shows to boast about. Tonight she will walk naked in the streets of St Helens.

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Born in New Delhi and brought up in south London, George Chakravarthi is a proper artist who often uses self-portraits. Tonight’s piece is ‘Negrophilia!’, a dance performance in which he transforms from an ape to a chorus girl, skewering the histories of racism, evolution and exhibitionism in one long, seductive move.

Local lady Kitty O’Shea is a bit like Cilla Black, only not as good.

When she is not modelling in the pages of Vogue, 19 year old Tallulah Haddon is stalking these northern streets as her menacing alter ego Susie Swallower.

When Duckie first started twenty years ago, Debs Gatenby was the first artist onstage on 25 November 1995. She is a comic, a soul girl and a member of Emotionals Anonymous. Her advice, ‘If you can’t get what you want…stop fucking wanting it.’

Joshua Hubbard is a dancer, a bender, a Northerner and a gothic monstrosity.

Suzie Hewlett crossbreeds live art, character crochet and fannying about. She was a child star appearing on both The Paul Daniel’s Magic Show and Going Live (in the audience).

Steve Nice is a homosexual who shows himself in public.

Sam Reynolds is a busy young boylesquer about town. He’s a clown, a queer, a drag and a mensch.

Glasgow born Katy Baird is a serious artist who like to take her clothes off ‘in order to make a point’.

DJ and MC Amy Lamé has been Duckie’s hostess for 20 goddamn years. She also does the telly, the radio and the campaign trail. She loves northern soul and northern birds.

Presented in association with Homotopia and Live Art Development Agency.

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Friday 20 November, 7.30pm
Citadel St Helens, Waterloo Street, St. Helens WA10 1PX
(Book online)

About Adam Lowe

Adam Lowe is an award-winning author, editor and publisher from Leeds, now based in Manchester. He runs Dog Horn Publishing and is Director and Writing Coordinator for Young Enigma, a writer development programme for LGBT young people. He sometimes performs as Beyonce Holes.

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