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RuPaul's Drag Race star Charlie Hides hosts Sex, Drag & Rock 'n' Roll at Assembly Halls, Tunbridge Wells

Pride doesn't get much more loud and proud than RuPaul and friends.

The camp competition show, RuPaul's Drag Race, is a huge cult hit - and star Charlie Hides will be bringing its platform-heeled glamour to Tunbridge Wells this weekend as part of Pride events in the town.

In partnership with The Forum and Tunbridge Wells Pride, Sex, Drag & Rock n’ Roll comes to the Assembly Hall Theatre on Friday, August 16, hosted by Charlie, who starred in the show's ninth series.

Charlie Hides will be the flamboyant host for the night in Tunbridge Wells
Charlie Hides will be the flamboyant host for the night in Tunbridge Wells

The evening will see the audience in amongst the action on the stage, with songs, comedy, fashion and an on-stage bar, with flamboyant Charlie hosting local drag king, drag queen and talent acts battling it out to win a spot at The Forum's Late Night Pride.

The Pride Starts Here evening will be at the Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells
The Pride Starts Here evening will be at the Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

The panel of guest judges choosing will be The Forum founder Jason Dormon, local P!nk impersonator Luna Lestrange and X Factor finalist Bella Penfold with acts including Ivy Gunn, drag maverick Max Legroom, singer Jack Mackey, Miss Gay Folkestone Miss Di Vour and comedy queen Victoria Carriage.

X-Factor 2018 finalist Bella Penfold will be in Tunbridge Wells
X-Factor 2018 finalist Bella Penfold will be in Tunbridge Wells

The show will raise funds for the Albert Kennedy Trust, which helps young homeless LGBTQ+ people.

The Forum founder Jason Dormon
The Forum founder Jason Dormon

Book for the evening on Friday, August 16, at the Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells, at assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk or call the box office on 01892 530613.Tickets are £15, with a portion going to charity. Long Story Productions will be staging free pre-show glitter and face art.

Tunbridge Wells Pride promises to be bigger than ever for its third year. There will be a parade from 11am at Calverley Grounds, finishing up at The Forum.

You can get your tickets from the Forum website at twforum.co.uk and you can also keep updated with Pride events by visiting the Facebook page here.

To read about all the Pride events happening in Kent click here.

To find out what’s going on in the county and for all the latest entertainment news click here.


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