Host Leo is joined by cabaret legend Mzz Kimberley at the RVT to talk about her very first dress, red and beautifully detailed by hand, which is now an artefact in the Museum of Transology. Mzz Kim chats to Leo about her early life and career in New York and London in the 90s, sharing hilarious and poignant showbiz stories.
Also joining Leo to give expert context and fascinating facts about the queer scene and queer lives in the 1990s is EJ Scott, curator, programmer and founder of the Museum of Transology.
Leo Skilbeck is a writer/director/creator for stage and screen and the artistic director of Milk Presents. Their work spans a decade of queer performance making, and they are co-creator of TRANS FILTH AND JOY, a large scale cabaret made with Trans Creative. For theatre their work includes cabaret Chekhov THE BEAR/ THE PROPOSAL (Young Vic), drag king play JOAN (winner of Off West End Award, Fringe First Award), and Associate Director on FUN HOME (Young Vic).
Mzz Kimberley AKA Kim Tatum is an actor and singer. Kim is also the founding Director of LIFE. In 2020, Kim was the first trans woman to present the first LGBT+ award for the ‘Black British Theatre Awards’ for Sky television. Kim made the 2020 and 2021 LGBT Power List.
E-J Scott is a curator, cultural producer and academic and was awarded the UK’s Museum Activist Award 2020/21. He is the founder of the museumoftransology.com and the British Digital Art Network (Tate/Paul Mellor Research Centre). He is Stage 2 and 3 Leader of the BA (Hons) Culture, Curation & Criticism at Central St Martins.