The Queen of Ireland invites you into her gender-discombobulating, stiletto-shaped world, exposing the stories behind the make-up – from performance giant to accidental activist – to reveal how she became the National F*cking Treasure she is today.
The smash-hit global sensation that charts the journey from performance legend to accidental activist to National F*cking Treasure, premiered in June 2014 and has gone on to tour the world (twice over!) to chock-a-block houses and critical acclaim.
In 2014, Panti landed herself in the middle of a media shit-storm dubbed ‘Pantigate’ when the speech she made on the Abbey stage about homophobia, described as ‘the most eloquent Irish speech’ in 200 years by Irish Times columnist Fintan O’Toole, went viral. Broadcast around the world – even remixed by the Pet Shop Boys – the 10-minute speech caused a parliamentary meltdown, was the basis of the award-winning Queen of Ireland documentary, and fed into Ireland’s momentous marriage equality referendum success.
Hilarious and poignant, High Heels in Low Places traces Panti’s journey from small-town boy kicking against traditions to towering plastique woman making history. Exposing the stories behind the make-up, Panti invites you one more time in to her gender-discombobulating, stiletto-shaped, lash-flapping world, to reveal the National F*cking Treasure she is today.
Written & Performed by Panti
Directed by Phillip McMahon
Produced by Jennifer Jennings
Movement Direction by Philip Connaughton
Ed Fest Mag
“Courageous and hilariously honest…fabulously entertaining”
“Drives a ravaging sequinned stiletto straight to the heart of politics and diversity”
“Funny, level-headed, thought-provoking”
“Sharp, radical, perceptive, hilarious and full of fun”
Lyn Gardner (The Guardian)
“A wise, hilarious, foul-mouthed jolt to the system”
“Uplifting, uproarious drag act”
British Theatre Guide
“Hilarious, fascinating and unbelievable”