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Lipstick: A Fairy Tale of Iran at the Omnibus Theatre

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Time 19:30
Date 23/03/19
Price £17

Part theatre, part drag cabaret, Lipstick: A Fairy Tale of Iran is a story of rage, redemption and weaponised whimsy, which straddles Tehran, Derry and London.

Dates and Times: Tue 12 - Sun 24 Mar, 19:30 | 16:00 on Sundays.

So, I live with this geeky, kind of brilliant boy.
Every night, the clock chimes midnight, and this boy turns into the most beautiful woman in all the world.
It’s gorgeous.
Just, it’s a fairytale.
And that makes me scared that it’s bollocks.

London, Summer 2010. Orla and Mark cordially invite you to the grand opening of their fabulous new drag bar.

There’s one problem. Orla has just returned from witnessing a failed revolution. By accident.

Lipstick stars the award-winning actor Siobhan O’Kelly (Jack Taylor, Klondike) as Orla and celebrated drag legend Nathan Kiley/Topsie Redfern (Mary Sunshine in Chicago; Rubbed) as Mark.

★★★★★ “Clever, entertaining and powerful.” - Rev Stan
★★★★½ “Wonderfully provocative.” - Mind the Blog
★★★★ “Takes risks, asks questions and is unapologetically political.” - Everything Theatre
★★★★ “Uniquely told and poignant.” - Phoenix Arts Club

COMPETITION: Win 1x pair of tickets to attend Lipstick: A Fairy Tale of Iran at the Omnibus Theatre at 19:30 on Saturday 16 March. To enter the competition, send an email to vienna@run-riot.com with the correct answer in the ‘subject’ line. The winner will be randomly selected.

Q: The history of lipstick goes back a whopping 5,000 years, with the ancient Sumerian men and women wearing a crushed gemstone and white lead concoction on their lips. On now to ancient Egyptians. Cleopatra would also add red lip paint to her arsenal, crushing Carmine beetles and another bug. But out of the following, which other bugs were crushed to produce her red lip paint?
A: .1) Butterflies .2) Bees .3) Ants .4) Flies