Bent London triflemakers Duckie came to Waltham Forest to celebrate the legacy of Leytonstone’s formidable homegal Fanny Cradock.
A summer highlight of London Borough of Culture 2019, Duckie Loves Fanny was a grand show ünt disco for 1,000 Fans of Fanny, designed by Laura Hopkins, choreographed by Lea Anderson, with vintage chanteuse Alison David, militant culinarian Tracey Smith, and starting with triple trouble Lucille Power, Serge and Emilia working the queue on the red carpet.
25 identical Fanny Cradock dragsters of all genders took centre stage in the spectacular production.
Partygoers were treated to a taste of the fabulously retro bites on offer, served by a fleet of fannytastic Trolly Dollys.
Dress code: Come as a Fanny, come as a Johnny, or come as you are.
DJ and MC Amy Lamé transmitted the femme musical soundtrack from Fanny’s fame years from 1956 to 1976 – from Alma Cogan to Kathy Kirby, Tina Charles to Baccara.
Thank yo to the Dancers: Harry Alexander, Garry Clarke, Daniel Hay-Gordon, Maho Ihara, Frauke Requardt and Valentina Formenti.
Thank you to the Trolly Dollys: Sean Murray, Charles Chan, Eleanor Perry, Carl Harrisson, Charlie Wood, Tamar Draper, Sam Costello, David Ogle, Claudia Palazzo, Katy Baird, Nando Messias, Makiko Aoyama, Sue Frumin, Keith Heywood, Keran James and Temi Ajose-Cutting.
Thank you to Special Guest Star: Miss High Leg Kick.
Duckie create good nights out and performance clubs that bring communities together.
From their legendary 23-year weekly residency at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, to winning Olivier awards at the Barbican, to their community projects like The Posh Club, Duckie are purveyors of progressive working class entertainment who mix live art and light entertainment. They combine vintage queer clubbing, LGBT heritage & social archeology & quirky performance art shows with myriad of socially engaged culture clubs and public outdoor spectacles. www.duckie.co.uk