Contact Theatre’s Queer Revue returns to Band on the Wall with all its trademark glamour and splendour. The spectacle promises drag, performance artistry and the event’s answer to The X Factor, a singing contest for queens with a real voice, ‘Dragapella’. This late-night variety show squeezes more creative juice into the Northern Quarter venue than Canal Street’s hotspots combined, with the likes of Stefan Fae, a radical faerie from Dublin, performing alongside a line-up of dancers, poets and DJs from across the cultural spectrum. It’s all hosted by Grace Oni Smith – make up artist by day, trans diva by night.

Fri 5 Feb, Band on the Wall, 25 Swan Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 5JZ, Tel: 0161 834 1786, 11pm, £6,

Fri 5 Feb
Ian Pennington
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Thu 4 Feb 2016