Ginger Johnson

The inimitable Ginger Johnson joins Leo and prolific filmmaker and activist Campbell X , who is on hand for historical context and episode expertise. The trio gossip on the RVT stage in a lively night of comedy and chat inspired by an unlikely queer artefact – the agony aunt column from the 1970s. A letter to the 70s agony queen Marge Proops is the inspiration for a comedy monologue par excellence, written and performed Ginger Johnson.

Leo Skilbeck is a writer/director/creator for stage and screen and the artistic director of Milk Presents. Their work spans a decade of queer performance making, and they are co-creator of TRANS FILTH AND JOY, a large scale cabaret made with Trans Creative. For theatre their work includes cabaret Chekhov THE BEAR/ THE PROPOSAL (Young Vic), drag king play JOAN (winner of Off West End Award, Fringe First Award), and Associate Director on FUN HOME (Young Vic).

Ginger Johnson is a writer, performer and theatre maker with a sweet tooth for the ridiculous. Newcastle’s answer to Elaine Stritch, Johnson cut her teeth on the alt-drag and cabaret scenes of East London, where her unique blend of camp laughs and bareknuckle confessional have earned her a reputation for being a risk-taking performer with a big heart and an even bigger mouth.

Campbell X is a writer/director who directed the award-winning queer urban romantic comedy feature film STUD LIFE. His film Stud Life was voted by the Guardian as one of the top 10 Black British feature films ever made. Campbell’s latest film Still We Thrive is a call for Black joy in the face of images of Black trauma affecting our mental health.