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As we come to terms with the differences and similarities between communities in society, what better time to explore the creative work of emerging queer talent in the North East? Collective The House of Love champion diversity through their seasonal LGBTI cabaret show, The BonBons Cabaret, of which the most memorable moments are now online in their Best Bits series.

The BonBons Cabaret started in 2017 in collaboration with Alphabetti Theatre and attempts to create a safe platform for provocative queer performance work. Their colourful cabaret acts and light-hearted musical numbers tread the contentious ground of LGBTI identity, highlighting the courage it takes to be different.

The collective, which consists of theatre group Bonnie & The Bonnettes, singer-songwriter MXYM, burlesque dancer Mama Rhi and drag queen Vol-Au-Vent Love, have postponed their tour of the North East until Spring 2021. In the meantime, we can still add some thought-provoking sparkle to our lives by exploring their Best Bits on YouTube.

For them, “it’s a way to keep the party going and provide some fun queer cabaret entertainment in such a tense and trying time.” For us, it is a perfect introduction to the artistic scope of cabaret and the work of LGBTI artists in the region, touching on questions of individuality and belonging during a time of division.

The BonBons Cabaret: Best Bits is streaming on YouTube now


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