A divine drag exorcism of the Catholic Church.

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  • Created and Performed by: El Waddingham

HOMILY is an explosive mix of spoken word poetry and drag performance, cooked up as a fiery reflection on a youth spent in the Catholic Church.

Enter Lady Diana as THE PREACHER, a repressed, creature of the dark who goes on an emotionally intensive journey of self-discovery. It reckons with how religion interacts with the psyche of a young person, and the different ways in which internalised homophobia and religious conditioning impact the queer identity.

Written and performed by emerging theatre-maker, drag artist and social activist, El Waddingham, in the same traditional form of a Catholic homily. It is deeply joyful and deeply painful. And absolutely, unapologetically queer.

About Theatre Works

Theatre Works is one of Australia’s longest-running independent theatres, constantly reinvigorating and reimagining the sector by providing a hotbed for artists and audience development. The organisation fills a vital niche in the Australian cultural landscape as an artistic home and destination for the ambitious, the new and the eminent. Theatre Works champions artists and work that embraces difference and celebrates risk, working to provide a supportive public platform for marginalised conversations and voices. This Fringe season, Theatre Works is showcasing ten shows over three weeks across two venues - Theatre Works (14 Acland Street ,St Kilda) & Explosives Factory (Rear Laneway, 67 Inkerman Street).

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