This apppeared in today's Times. It's an account of my evening at Errollyn's Song Club a month ago or so.
Thursday, 1 April 2010
Marisa Carnesky treated her ghost train team to a night out at the Green Parrot, a spic and span new club in Blackpool that hosts nightly shows by the one and only Betty Legs Diamond. Previously the leading lady at Funny Girls, Blackpool's premier drag queen venue, Betty - Simon Green by day - sends-up hits from the musicals in a series of outrageous frocks accompanied by a small troupe of dancers. It's very end of pier-ish and funny but watching people mime their way through songs for an entire evening feels a little bit second hand.