THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE WIG
''Join Candy on a queer crusade to champion the national icons of the Emerald Isle and rediscover her camp connection to the country she once felt ostracised by. Aided by her spirit guide Saint Marian Mary The 6th, this dynamic duo revisit Ireland’s pop culture pioneers and limelight lion hearts as they journey down the yellow brick road – experience the Craic agus Ceol as our royal banríon realises There’s No Place Like Abhaile!''
Candy Warhol made her professional theatre debut in 2022 with her first play,'The Wind That Shakes The Wig'. Co-starring Marian Mary The 6th, Benjamin Reilly and Kitty Cartier with cameos from Siobhán McSweeney, Maeve Higgins, Panti Bliss and Tom Rasmussen, the show was first seen at The Dublin Fringe Festival in 2022 where it was nominated for Fringe Awards and was listed in several national top ten Fringe show lists. Candy was featured on the cover of GCN Magazine before the play's launch. In 2023 the play featured at Cork's Midsummer Festival with a sold-out run. Candy also featured as part of the festival's promotional campaign with imagery featured across Cork City.
In 2022 Candy was selected to participate in MAKE, an Irish mentorship programme and in 2023 they were selected as one of three artists to participate in Tales Of Two Cities, an annual mentorship programme ran between Cork's Midsummer, The Everyman Palace and Bristol's Old Vic Theatre and MAYK where they will develop new work.
Hailing from Cork City, Candy Warhol has been one of Ireland's most renowned drag acts for over a decade. Born with glitter in her veins, she is a descendant of legendary drag phenomenon Danny La Rue. Candy is the mother of Mockie Ah, Ireland's leading Drag Haus. Formed in 2017 as a response to the lack of queer spaces in Cork City, the Haus has gone from strength to strength with nationwide sell-out cabarets, club-nights, drag brunches, music festival bookings and television appearances including an acclaimed 2021 RTÉ documentary - Kin Of Kweens. In 2022, Candy appeared on BBC One's The Travel Show after Mockie Ah was named one of Ireland's top tourist attractions. More on Mockie Ah here.
A well known host, Candy has been co-presenting Comedy Central's Dragony Aunts since 2019 along with hosting and producing Friends Of Dorothy - Ireland's No.1 queer podcast. Now in its third season, the show has boasted an array of renowned names including Rose McGowan, Sandra Bernhard, Siobhán McSweeney, Mara Wilson, Peaches and The Veronicas along with Drag Race and Real Housewives all-stars. An international act, Candy hosts regular shows in the UK and has performed across America and Europe, most notably hosting Warsaw Pride to an audience of 50,000 after being invited by The Irish Embassy to do so. Dividing her time between Ireland and London, she recently launched Gaylí - a new Irish queer cabaret in The Glory, London with her drag sister Marian Mary The 6th. The duo made their Fringe Festival debut in 2022 at Dublin's Smock Alley Theatre with Candy's first play -The Wind That Shakes The Wig. The show was nominated at The Fringe Awards and recieved national press attention including a cover of GCN Magazine. In 2023 the play had a sell-out run in Cork's Midsummer Festival.
Press and media credits include Comedy Central, MTV UK, RTÉ, Vogue, GCN, TV3, Virgina Atlantic TV and The Guardian.
Recently named one of Ireland's top tourist attractions by BBC One's The Travel Show, Mockie Ah is Ireland's leading Drag Haus and queer party. A tour-de-force of camp, comedy, absolute bangers and sparkling sequins!
The legendary Haus was founded in 2017 as a response to the lack of queer spaces in Cork by leading Irish drag artist Candy Warhol (Comedy Central's Dragony Aunts). With an ever-expanding diverse lineup, the Cork City-based collective has gone from strength to strength with regular nationwide cabarets, festival shows, club-nights and appearances across Europe. In 2019 the queens were featured on a TV3 pride special and in 2021 a critically acclaimed documentary focusing on five members of the group ,Kin Of Kweens, was broadcast on RTÉ.
In 2022 the queens launched regular club-nights and drag brunches in various cities, hosted shows at Electric Picnic and Body and Soul and embarked on their first nationwide tour with Rupaul's Drag Race star Le Fil. 2023 saw another national tour featuring Rupaul's Drag Race queen Just May and large-scale shows featuring iconic music acts N-Trance, Booty Luv and The Cheeky Girls as well an array of RuPaul's Drag Race Queens.
Autumn 2023 will see the collective host one of Culture Night's flagship events at Cork's Marina Market, tour with their production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and expand their club nights and brunches to more cities around Ireland.
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