MAISIE, documentary on Britain’s oldest drag artiste, to show at Duke of York’s Picturehouse on Friday, August 5

Graham Robson July 29, 2022

MAISIE, a documentary on Britain’s oldest working drag artiste Maisie Trollette, is to be screened at Duke of York’s Picturehouse in Brighton on Friday, August 5. Stick around after the screening for a live Q&A with director Lee Cooper and local drag queens. Tickets HERE.

After 50 long years in the business, David Raven is still shaking his sequins as Maisie Trollette, Britain’s oldest working drag artiste. But as his 85th birthday approaches, we see the challenges this brings, and when he meets fellow drag queen, Darcelle XV from America, Guinness World Record holder at 87, professional rivalries flare between our feisty Pantomime Dame and the regal Pageant Queen.

Featuring appearances from some of the UK’s leading drag figures, including Paul O’Grady, Miss Jason and Dave Lynn, MAISIE is a hilarious, heart-warming and often heart-breaking peek into the world of a character more colourful than his gowns.

Presented by Bohemia Media, director Lee Cooper’s MAISIE was awarded Best Documentary by the Dublin Film Critics Circle 2022, and has screened to acclaim at film festivals including Sheffield Doc Fest, Dublin International Film Festival, Cinecity Brighton Film Festival.

MAISIE + Q&A with director Lee Cooper and local drag queens at Duke of York’s Picturehouse, Preston Rd, Brighton BN1 4NA on Friday, August 5 from 7.45pm. For tickets, CLICK HERE