IF you thought Fermanagh wasn’t ready for the drag scene, think again!
It can be revealed that a local drag queen’s first ever show in Enniskillen this Friday night is sold out.
And such has been the demand to see Florencecourt man John Hamilton, aka Viva La Diva, in the flesh, so to speak, that a second show has had to be put on at the Enniskillen Hotel on Saturday night.
John, pictured right, who performs regularly in Manchester’s Gay Village, said he has been hugely impressed by the massive response to his Divas Drag Show, describing his first gig in his native county as ‘a dream come true’.
“I am delighted to be able to bring my show to my hometown, this is a dream come true!
“I’m bringing a whole show team with me, there’s five of us coming over. The age range goes from me, to 18 so we quite an age spectrum of entertainment coming across.”
It’s set to be an unforgettable night with killer lip syncs, cabaret and moves to make your hips swagger.
John explained that he first got involved in drag in the nineties during his time as an events worker in Manchester.
“Thirty years down the line I am still doing it and from that I have been able to buy my own bar in the middle of Manchester’s Canal Street and I have worked all over the country and across Europe. I have done Belfast and Dublin, but never been able to do my hometown where my family are from.”
Speaking about his upcoming Enniskillen shows he added,
“We did this as a small family thing that has got out of control, it has taken us by surprise. I’m really amazed at the response from the community, we have a spectrum of people coming. As one of my entertainers said, this is just an introduction, imagine what we can do next year.”
John also noted that a fundraiser for women’s breast cancer will take place at the event, with local businesses coming on board and donating prizes.
“We’re not just coming to do the show but also managing to raise money for breast cancer charities. We have to recognise the support which everyone has given us which has been great.”
The Friday show has sold out but limited tickets are still available for Saturday with doors opening at 6.30pm.
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