If These Wigs Could Talk

6-9 Jun | Buddies in Bad Times | Toronto 
13-23 Jun | Irish Arts Center | New York
26 Jun-7 Jul | Solas Nua & Studio Theatre | Washington DC


Queen of Ireland Panti Bliss is bringing her smash hit show If These Wigs Could Talk on tour this summer to Toronto, New York and Washington DC.

If These Wigs Could Talk meets notorious drag queen Panti at 54, after a lifetime of accidental activism, far-fetched shenanigans and making a full time show of herself, now taking a moment to question what her purpose and place in this changing world is.

Expect salacious stories, impassioned polemics, and some seriously funny soul searching as Panti takes us from rural Mayo to London’s glittering West End to the Irish Ambassador’s residence in Vienna, as the answer to her existential question presents itself where she least expects it.

Following record-breaking sold-out runs at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin and Soho Theatre in London, Panti invites you to learn from her ridiculous mistakes, laugh at her glittering failures, and share in her triumphs, in this big, beautiful and brilliant night out.

If These Wigs Could Talk has previous played 15 November-3 December 2022, Abbey Theatre (Nov/Dec 2022), Vicar St, Dublin (May 2023), The MAC Belfast (May 2023), Soho Theatre London (May/June 20223), Galway Comedy Festival (Oct 2023).

A THISISPOPBABY & Abbey Theatre Production

Tour partners: Canada Ireland, Irish Arts Center & Solas Nua. Supported by Culture Ireland

Written & Performed by Panti Bliss
Directed by Phillip McMahon
Produced by Jennifer Jennings and Laura Rigney
Set Design Molly O’Cathain
Costume Design James David Seaver
Sound Design  Jenny O’Malley
Tour Lighting Suzie Cummins
Original 2022 Lighting Design  Sinéad McKenna
Tour Production Management Eoin Hannaway
Stage Management Adam Doyle
Graphic Design by Niall Sweeney, Pony Ltd
Publicity Images by Patricio Cassinoni
Promotional video by Olga Kuzmenko
PR by Conleth Teevan

The Sunday Times

“Hilariously vivid. . . Mesmerising”

The Irish Times

“Probing and lyrical”

The Reviews Hub

“Glittering and glorious”

The Irish Independent

“A first-rate raconteur”