The Story of ‘The Greatest Drag Show’ hosted by Violetta J’Adore
She’s stunning, she’s glam, she’s sexy, and she’ll forever be a Social Convention legend and friend. Violetta is an international drag performer who started her career in Madrid, Spain, then continued in Athens, Greece, until she moved to the UK, initially in Brighton and is now in London. She has performed in six different countries (Spain, Greece, Belgium, UK, Cyprus, and Netherlands) and in many more different cities around Europe. Even though she is originally from Cyprus, her art incorporates multicultural elements and different styles (pop, rock, punk, musical theatre, drama, and comedy).
Her journey with us started with the Creative Director, Miko, during his pre-covid days working at the City of Quebec in West London. A regular performer, Violetta wowed Miko from the get go and we gleefully booked her for our first big party since opening, our ‘Coming Out Extravaganza!‘ This was a privilege for us, and we celebrated with queer joy and (many) sexy numbers!
We are a proud Queer, Female and Migrant-led venue who invests in underrepresented artists, is a home for ideas that don’t belong anywhere else, and a space for the conversation starters. We are fascinated by the weird and wonderful, but also the process over the product, ever-adapting our work model and strategy. We learned VERY quickly that we wanted regular drag and simply HAD to get Violetta back for more of her Greek Goddess glam. Thus, The Greatest Drag Show was born, and weren’t we lucky to have it here!
Not only were we blessed to see Violetta twice a month, she hosted a show that highlighted London’s vast underrepresented and emerging talent, inviting a guest to perform alongside her. Seven shows later, we’ve hosted Fatality, Tania Lecoq, Anna Toni, Fox Smoulder, Civortia, Vesalia, and Yshee Black – all esteemed guests and gorgeous faces! They were all truly spectacular, and a big highlight of 2023!
We will definitely be having Violetta back for more performances, and we couldn’t recommend her more. She’s a joy to work with, the most hard working Queen, and a sight to behold!
Thank you Violetta!
All her upcoming shows can be found here.
Written by Emma King, Creative Producer