Chorlton’s The Edge Theatre welcomes Let’s All Be Fairies to their stage this month, a cabaret celebration of the prohibition era’s famous ‘Pansy Craze’.

New York’s underground nightclubs during the 1920’s and 30’s saw gay performers become a mainstay on stages across a city locked under prohibition.

Showcasing their own satirical and often risqué material, they’d become widely known as ‘pansies’ and their shows would revolutionise the Big Apple’s theatre scene, giving birth to the wildly popular ‘Pansy Craze’.

This period saw these performers skyrocket to unlikely prominence, with some even trading the underground stages for the big screen and Broadway.

However, back in Britain, things couldn’t have been more different. Gay performers were still forced to hide their sexuality, with the occasional line from a song revealing gay subtext only to those ‘in the know’.

Let’s All Be Fairies explores the very different lifestyles of both groups, celebrating both the ‘in’ and ‘out’ performers throughout an evening of hilarious and often poignant cabaret.

Guests will have two chances to catch the production, with shows happening on Fri 16 Sep and Sat 17 Sep. Tickets are on sale now and you can book yours using the button below.

A Manchester Wire Partnership post
Fri 16 Sep - Sat 17 Sep, The Edge,
Manchester Rd, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester M21 9JG
Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Tue 6 Sep 2022