Tea with Kings and Queens
  • Carly Deering
18 episodes
Fabulous chats with the most exciting artists from the world of drag, burlesque and cabaret.

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She Packs a Punch: Knuckle Sandwich
2021 Apr 081h 1m
In today’s episode I’m talking to actor, writer and phenomenal drag Queen Knuckle Sandwich. Knuckles is a Norwich based performer known for their energetic, unpredictable performances, perfectly mixing comedy and horror in equal measure. Knuckles were one of the very first drag performers I fell in love with when lockdown started through their brilliantly unhinged digital drag performances, so I was thrilled for the chance for a natter. In this joyful chat, we talk about Quentin Tarantino, the hazards of wearing drag boobs, acting in a horror movie and loads more. This episode also has a particularly special ending. Enjoy!
Fetish Goddess: Cocoa Kink
2021 Mar 1838m 33s
In today’s episode I’m talking to the stunning burlesque performer & model Cocoa Kink. Cocoa is a member of the much-loved House of Allure, is known for her hot fetish inspired performances and has even put on her own fetish event in Birmingham. Most recently, she has also started modelling for Ann Summers, so we talk about that, as well as all things fetish, tease, modelling and getting her partner involved in her digital burlesque performances. Enjoy!
Boylesque Pioneer: Locques La Roux
2021 Mar 1237m 37s
This episode I’m talking to fabulous boylesquer, podcaster, and host with the absolute most Locques la Roux. Locques is a member of Birmingham’s House of Allure and is creator of the podcast Locques La Roux’s Locker Room, which explores toxic masculinity, as well as the Instagram chat show for creatives, The Wallflower Express.
The Self-Help Guru: Richard Energy
2021 Feb 2540m 30s
Today’s guest is multi-talented drag King and creative powerhouse Richard Energy. Among the many things we talk about in this episode, we discuss drag king beginnings, making a dog from mops, digital drag and creating very personal performances. Enjoy!
The Unapologetic Aphrodisiac: Dominus Von Vexo
2021 Jan 3152m 3s
In this episode I’m talking with the creative whirlwind that is international burlesque and drag performer, Dominus Von Vexo. We chat about dance, identity, founding their own House, the House of Allure, the blurred boundaries between drag and burlesque and impersonating Patsy Stone. Enjoy!
Rockstar Clown: Will Power
2021 Jan 1446m 47s
In today's episode, I’m chatting to Rockstar drag King Will Power. Will is a Norwich based king from the incredible Haus of Power, is co-host of one of my favourite shows Euphoria, sings, acts dances and everything in between. Our chat took place via zoom on 13th January, 2021. We talk about performing, Take That, Friday Night Dinner, moustaches and get super awkward about drag race UK and make plans to storm the BBC. Enjoy!
The Bear Cub of Bournemouth: Dandy Issues
2020 Dec 0224m 51s
In this episode, I’m chatting with the Drag King powerhouse, Dandy Issues. We talk about digital drag, drag as creative therapy and the importance of community. We chatted via zoom just at the end of November 2020, when we were just about to come out of lockdown 2 in the UK. Enjoy!
Britain’s First Out Muslim Drag Queen: Asifa Lahore
2020 Aug 2637m 17s
In today's episode, I'm chatting to Britain's first out Muslim drag queen, the phenomenal Asifa Lahore. Asifa first came into the national spotlight in 2014 when she was censored by the BBC for discussing Islam and homosexuality. In 2015 she appeared in the groundbreaking channel 4 documentary ‘Muslim Drag Queens’ and since then has established herself as a passionate activist on intersectionality, race, sexuality and religion. Asifa has spoken at Oxford union and in 2015 has delivered a talk for the Lost Lectures series. (which is still on youtube- go check it out after the episode!)
Fearless Femme Fetale: Black Peppa
2020 Jul 3135m 13s
In this episode I chat to the fearless and fierce Birmingham icon Black Peppa. We chat about fashion, dance, growing up in the Caribbean and Catwoman. Enjoy!
Mother-Daughter Extravaganza: Val Qaeda & Lady Bushra
2020 Jul 2532m 11s
Today I chat to two stunning queens: Manchester's own Val Qaeda and the enigmatic Lady Bushra, who rumour has it may be the alter ego of one of the boys from the fabulous drag podcast You Don't Love Me, but before I get sued I must add that Lady Bushra vehemently denies these outrageous claims. This episode is scandalous, sweary and somewhat chaotic. Enjoy!