Project Description

THE PERVERTS PODCAST

An audio cabaret recorded at the legendary Royal Vauxhall Tavern, London, with a live audience. Hosted by Milk Presents’ Leo Skilbeck, there will be onstage glamour and backstage goss, celebrating our ‘perverted’ queer history. Leo will be joined by expert historians to introduce a scandalous artefact from selected queer archives. In each episode a glittering cabaret star will perform a specially created act. Expect words, songs, chat, comedy and campery!

This podcast series was created by Milk Presents and produced by She Wants A Dog and features five episodes with a range of guest artists and historians discussing and responding to a selection of objects from queer archives. I recorded all the episodes at London’s Royal Vauxhall Tavern and edited and produced the series, working closely with Leo Skilbeck. The theme music was composed and performed by Seriol Davies.

Episode 1: Mzz Kimberley

Host Leo is joined by cabaret legend Mzz Kimberley at the RVT to talk about her very first dress, red and beautifully detailed by hand, which is now an artefact in the Museum of Transology.

Episode 2: ShayShay

Non-binary drag artist, writer, director and ‘femme vers top’ ShayShay joins Leo as special cabaret guest with expert input from academic Jacob Bloomfield, honorary research fellow at the University of Kent.

Episode 3: 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.

Episode 4: Annie Siddons

A 28,000 year old stone dildo is the queer artefact in the spotlight as Leo is joined by prolific writer, performer Annie Siddons to talk desire, sex toys, enhancing bodies and queer labelling.

Episode 5: Georgois Bourgeois

The weird and wonderful world of 1980s Gay small ads is uncovered in this episode. Leo is joined by Georgois Bourgeois, one half of extra-terrestrial duo Bourgeois and Maurice.

This podcast was released on 24 Februaruy 2022. It is available from your usual podcast distributors such as Spotify, Appple Podcasts, Google Podcasts etc. Funded by Arts Council England and supported by Derby Theatre.

THE PERVERTS PODCAST

An audio cabaret recorded at the legendary Royal Vauxhall Tavern, London, with a live audience. Hosted by Milk Presents’ Leo Skilbeck, there will be onstage glamour and backstage goss, celebrating our ‘perverted’ queer history. Leo will be joined by expert historians to introduce a scandalous artefact from selected queer archives. In each episode a glittering cabaret star will perform a specially created act. Expect words, songs, chat, comedy and campery!

This podcast series was created by Milk Presents and produced by She Wants A Dog and features five episodes with a range of guest artists and historians discussing and responding to a selection of objects from queer archives. I recorded all the episodes at London’s Royal Vauxhall Tavern and edited and produced the series, working closely with Leo Skilbeck. The theme music was composed and performed by Seriol Davies.

Episode 1: Mzz Kimberley

Host Leo is joined by cabaret legend Mzz Kimberley at the RVT to talk about her very first dress, red and beautifully detailed by hand, which is now an artefact in the Museum of Transology.

Episode 2: ShayShay

Non-binary drag artist, writer, director and ‘femme vers top’ ShayShay joins Leo as special cabaret guest with expert input from academic Jacob Bloomfield, honorary research fellow at the University of Kent.

Episode 3: 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.

Episode 4: Annie Siddons

A 28,000 year old stone dildo is the queer artefact in the spotlight as Leo is joined by prolific writer, performer Annie Siddons to talk desire, sex toys, enhancing bodies and queer labelling.

Episode 5: Georgois Bourgeois

The weird and wonderful world of 1980s Gay small ads is uncovered in this episode. Leo is joined by Georgois Bourgeois, one half of extra-terrestrial duo Bourgeois and Maurice.

This podcast was released on 24 Februaruy 2022. It is available from your usual podcast distributors such as Spotify, Appple Podcasts, Google Podcasts etc. Funded by Arts Council England and supported by Derby Theatre.

Created by Milk Presents

Produced by She Wants a Dog (Kate Chapman and Pippa Frith)

Sound design by Iain Armstrong

Music composed by Seriol Davies

Partner: Derby Theatre

Supported by Arts Council England

Created by Milk Presents

Produced by She Wants a Dog (Kate Chapman and Pippa Frith)

Sound design by Iain Armstrong

Music composed by Seriol Davies

Partner: Derby Theatre

Supported by Arts Council England