Girlpower, Sunday, September 5th, Star of Kings

Girlpower, Sunday, September 5th, Star of Kings

So yesterday was the first of our early Sunday shows at The Star of Kings. G&B has been planning for a few years now to do an early show on a Sunday and knew it depended on getting the right venue and the right timeslot to make it work. To be honest, we were never entirely sure this would work but had wanted to try and see if we could make it work. Well as soon as we started booking for our Sunday shows the spots got snapped up fast and if yesterday’s packed room was anything to go by they’re a keeper. Our first event was a Girlpower show and our MC for the day was the wonderfully sparkly Jo Fletcher-Cross. The first act Jo brought to the stage was Alex Mandel-Dallal, a discretion ninja who’s a dab hand with feminine product frisbies. It was then over to Kate Lois Elliott and the cult of Christianity and its Eccles cake rituals. We then had Barabara Fernandez, a lady who refers to her divorced husband as her ex, whereas the police refer to him as a missing person of suspicious circumstances. Frances Mordue then gave us some celebrity vag profiles before Merra Cade explained how to make your mother jealous, one jizzed eye at a time. Louisa Corr was hot on Meera’s heels with a backbreaking tale of why being told you’re full of shit can on certain occasions be medically accurate. It was then the turn of Emma Richardson, a gal who loves a good serial killer and we’re not talking entry-level Bundy fans here. It was then over to Dora Flowers, who still seems to hold a bit of a grievance with the parents…for calling her Dora. Closing the first half was the fabulous Vic Melody. Vic posed an important question, do we need to be protected from the people of Chester? The Romans seemed to think so. And if ever watching old reruns of Hollyoaks, keep an eye on the people in the background and see if you can spot Vic and her old schoolmate Matt Hancock.

After the break, Gemma Barry, who was due to make her sorceress debut, but decided to leave that for another day, explained why she and her siblings managed to ruin any good uniform fantasy they might have had as adults. After Gemma, we had the rock goddess Cecilia Delatori with her AC/DC handbag and ode to a burly radiographer. Lilian Belli was next with astral plane masturbation and a little bit of brotherly love. After Lillian, we had Leslie Gold who has been here since 2003, when Jimmy Saville was still a national treasure and cat videos on YouTube weren’t even a thing. After Leslie we had Ellen O’Reilly, from baby faced vaginal prolapses to her ode to the menopause, Ellen had the room in tears of laughter. The show’s penultimate act was the hilarious Emily McQuade, who openly admits to being the bad assed, worst sibling in her family…and she’s an only child! Closing the show was the one and only Pam Ford. Starting off with the most considerate act of handing out kitchen towels to the front row, which Pam describes as the menopausal splash zone. It was then over to some cheeky reminiscing of back when she knew AC/DC when they were barely low wattage. We all love a bit of Pammy.

So that was our first Sunday at The Star of Kings and it was a ton of fun. So looking forward to next Sunday when we have Emily McQuade and Robin Cousins headlining.