The Queen of Ireland’s world tour invited audiences into her gender-discombobulating, stiletto-shaped world, exposing the stories behind the make-up.
“Courageous and hilariously honest…fabulously entertaining”
– Ed Fest Mag
“Sharp, radical, perceptive, hilarious and full of fun”
– Joyce McMillan
-Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
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 traced Panti’s journey from small-town boy kicking against traditions to towering plastique woman making history. Exposing the stories behind the make-up, Panti invited the audience one more time in to her gender-discombobulating, stiletto-shaped, lash-flapping world, to reveal the National F*cking Treasure she is today.
High Heels In Low Places was adored by audiences in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Sligo, Ennis, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, New York, Sarajevo, Oslo, London, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Los Angeles, Paris and beyond…
Written & Performed by Panti
Directed by Phillip McMahon
Produced by Jennifer Jennings