Queen of the F**king World, The Rum Shack, Glasgow
We at Scotsgay Arts are always pleased to see up and coming explorations of LGBT lives and Maysia Trembecka acclaimed show that stormed the audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe and now it’s the turn of Glasgow audiences to have a taste of her gifts. We managed to Grab Maysia for five minutes ahead of her performance! And here is an exclusive preview.
SGA) give us a snap shot of what your show is all about?
Queen Of The F*cking World is an audience-empowering ride exploring life on the front line of gender and sexual politics. ‘‘Gay or straight, never be a princess – you’ve gotta be a queen. Queens don’t need anyone to rescue them, they can do it all themselves”
It is a fierce tour de force that delves into how we are all judged by our sexuality, embracing everything from Mary Magdalene to RuPaul, via a Strippers Book Club. There is even a smattering of Robbie Burns. Whatever your identity or orientation, this show will leave you feeling empowered to rule your own fucking world !
This is now an internationally touring Adelaide Australia, Edinburgh Fringe and London acclaimed sell-out show by me, Marysia Trembecka, based on my Arts Council award funded interviews with women & LGBTIQ community including sex workers and strippers of every specialism.
SGA) what inspired you to perform and where did the inspiration for your show come from?
I have been internationally touring as a cabaret artiste for well over a decade and it is always about the audience. After one Queen show a father came to thank me for the show as his adult daughter had been shamed by the rest of the family for her sexuality and them seeing my show had made her feeling amazing about being just the way she is. I nearly cried myself in reaction.
My other touring character is my comedy The Singing Psychic with her own game show and again seeing my audience crack up in laughter and have absolute fun together is just a joy. To be the ‘pied piper’ leading my audience to laughter, sometimes tears and back up again to feeling amazing is an absolute honour and my drug of choice.
The inspiration for the Queen show was when I was finally developing my Singing Psychic character into a full show in 2014, and the Queen character just popped up during a creative exercise. Queen was so outwardly fiercely sexual – as a stripper – but her internal monologue was intelligent and angry about being judged for her sexual choices and willingness to wear her sexuality openly.
I then applied for UK Arts Council funding to research and from my over 150 interviews from prostitute’s unions, strippers, sex workers specialising in the disabled gay community, to a huge amount of historical and literary research.
I even had to get my bass and guitar back out and start writing including the obvious titular ‘Queen Of The F**king World’ song inspired by Wayne/Jayne County.
SGA) what does the future hold for you on stage and beyond?
More gigs including New York next year all being well, the message of Queen is so important I am determined to perform it everywhere! On my The Singing Psychic front, that character is officially about to become a TEDx speaker next month for Tedx Glasgow
SGA) in ten words or less sum up Queen of the f**king world.
Fierce, dark, intelligent and funny cabaret that is audience-empowering
Queen of the F**king World, The Rum Shack, Glasgow, Saturday 5th October For tickets go to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/woff-presents-queen-of-the-fing-world-tickets-72355614591?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR2Q4MX-x-276hyYCOBj7x5jD4NeivOUmA_LY1mErI3m0FOrZq-ynB9BuMw