Birmingham’s Eden Bar to host screening of ‘MAISIE’ documentary on Sunday, May 13

Catherine Muxworthy April 25, 2023

Birmingham’s Eden Bar will be hosting a screening of MAISIE: Britain’s Oldest Performing Drag Queen on Sunday, May 13 at 3.30pm. MAISIE the documentary follows David Raven who has worked for 50 years as a drag queen, Maisie Trollette.

As David (now aged 89) approaches his 85th birthday, a special celebratory performance in Brighton has been arranged which is captured in the documentary. While Walter Cole* (drag queen Darcelle XV; at the time age 88) – the Guinness Book of Records’ Oldest performing Drag Queen – flies over from Portland, USA to meet David for the very first time.

The documentary features fellow drag legends, Miss Jason and Dave Lynn, and appearances from the likes of the late-great Paul O’Grady.

MAISIE is a heart-warming and sometimes heart-breaking peek into the world of a character more colourful than his gowns.”

The screening at Eden Bar will be followed by a live Q&A with Miss Jason and Lee Cooper, and cabaret with Miss Jason.

Tickets available from £6-10

Walter Cole sadly passed away last month. Read our obituary on them HERE.