Drag King Cabaret
BOiBOX is a Drag King Cabaret show packed full of the UK's finest Drag Kings, and hosted by dynamic drag duo Adam All and Apple Derrieres. Our next event will be in the sumptuous and glamorous West End Theatre Bar - The Phoenix Arts Club, where we will be featuring an amazing lineup of talented King super stars.
King-size your cabaret experience; if you've never been to a BOiBOX show you're in for a treat. Featuring an array of amazing Drag performances by the cream of the UK crop and beyond, and hosted by Scene legends and 'Mum and Dad' of the UK's burgeoning King Scene; Adam All & Apple Derrieres.
Nearly 9 years ago, BOiBOX began on a shoestring in a Soho basement…and here we are! Hey, we've survived the gentrification of Soho and a global pandemic and high-kicked down more dastardly draggy doors of misogyny than we can count, with jazz hands! With the dedication of our team and the talent of our incredible scene, BOiBOX has grown to become an internationally renowned jewel of the global Drag King world, the cornerstone of the UK Drag King Scene and what started with a handful of Kings is now bulging with brilliant talent. They said Drag Kings couldn't…well look at them DO!
Keep a weather eye on the horizon for the return of Open Box - Drag King Open Mic. There are limited slots available for Live Drag King performers - any and all Drag Kings are welcome and the platform supports both established kings and brand new performers.
Live and Video submissions are both accepted and all will be viewed on the night.
We are directly reinvesting in the growing Drag King scene as we are offering the BOiBOND (Become One Nurturing Development) CASH prize for one lucky King at the end of the night. This winner is also invited back to headline at the next event.
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Open Box is open to all Drag King performance of all genres of performance 7 minutes or less, but we strongly urge entrants to think carefully about their content, we do not accept or allow inappropriate performances; this includes any hate speech, violence, cultural appropriation or wet mess of any kind. However the stage is live and each performer is responsible for their own presentation.
The show will happen in a downstairs bar which is, regrettably, not wheelchair accessible. If you would like to bring an access support person, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Drag King Cabaret
BOiBOX Drag King Cabaret was founded in 2013 by leading UK Drag King Adam All and his on and off stage partner, Alpha Femme, Apple Derrieres. They created a welcoming environment, a safe space , an open platform for the development, encouragement and showcasing of Drag King performers. From modest beginnings they built a Drag Show with glamour and flare, a seated cabaret experience in two halves glittering with the rising stars of the UK Drag King scene. Well known for its warm and welcoming atmosphere and its diverse, ever changing, super creative lineups, this show is the corner stone of the UK Drag King scene and the birth place of many of its major stars.
A Drag King dream that started on a shoe string in a Soho basement is now EIGHT, having spawned a sea of sensational Kings, showcasing more than 130 Drag Kings and producing over 120 dedicated BOiBOX Drag King shows and counting... We've kicked down several doors, survived misogyny, regeneration, changes in venues, a pandemic... and we are still here and still Queer! Who ever said that Drag Kings can't, look at them DO! And we keep doing thanks to the incredible performers we work with and our amazing audiences...YOU!
So get with the Drag King Revolution and join us as we define the new generation of drag and deconstruct, dismantle, reclaim and rejoice in our masculinity.
Hosted by Cabaret Power Couple Adam All & Apple Derrieres
Adam All &
Adam All is the UK s leading Drag King performer, taking to the stage in 2008 he has inspired a generation of Drag Kings in the UK and become an ambassador for the art form on many main stream platforms including television, news papers, radio, podcasts and more. He won Drag King of the Year 2019 in the first ever QX Awards, and was the first winner of Prides Got Talent Cabaret in 2013. He is also the original and longest running host of Man Up! competition at the Glory, the largest King competition in Europe, and performed in Copenhagen for World Pride. Adam All is created and perfomed by Jen Powell
Apple Derrieres is the Alpha Femme to Adams Beta Male and an accomplished Drag Queen performer, joining Adam in 2013 to host BOiBOX she has become an icon for powerful queer femininity. With her bold and raunchy song parodies and naturally commanding presence, she stands as a pillar of the community and drives the BOiBOX ship with a professional hand. Most recently she joined the cast of West End Drag-a-tha Christie show Death Drop. Apple Derrieres is created and perfomer by actress Eleanor Burke.