QX Magazine and the Royal Vauxhall Tavern are teaming up for London’s debut Drag Roast, a charity event that will raise money for the Terrence Higgins Trust.
The first evening of its kind in the capital will see drag legend Sandra, roasted by a panel that promises to feature ‘some of the funniest names on the circuit’, to raise money for the HIV and sexual health charity.
‘Over the last 30 years, the support of London’s gay scene for our charity has been amazing, and we’re delighted to see that support still thriving today,’ said Amelia Woods, senior community fundraiser at Terrence Higgins Trust.
‘We’re hugely grateful to QX and the RVT for organising this event, and to Sandra and her roasters for stepping up to the mike. It’s all for a good cause, with every penny raised going to support people living with and at risk of HIV in the UK, so get your ticket today!’
A roast is a US comedy tradition that sees an individual subjected to insults, praise and outrageous anecdotes by a panel of their peers. It is considered a great honour to be roasted, and self-confessed ‘Whore of Hampstead Heath’, Sandra will be lapping up the criticism before she turns the table back on the panel themselves.
The Drag Roast will be held on Thursday 11 October at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, 372 Kennington Lane, London. For further information and tickets, visit www.rvt.org.uk/event/drag-