Scene from the Sofa – Five minutes with… Miss Tish Ewe

Graham Robson April 21, 2020

Miss Tish Ewe is a gin drinking, man eating, International Drag Superstar! Affectionately known as the Bitch with the Itch, she’s an endearing ‘lady’ with a penchant for men with big pension pots and packages! Graham Robson caught up with her to find out what she’s been up to and what’s caught her beady eye online…

What have you been up to?

I’ve been keeping busy. My pub has been keeping things ticking over my doing alcohol deliveries and selling boozy cheesecakes. So, every day I usually end up covered in white creamy stuff!

Heaven! What have you been up to online?

I’ve been doing a weekly Wednesday evening show. I’ve also been part of a drag choir put together by Miss Crystal where we released a cover of You Raise Me Up as part of a thank you to the NHS and key workers. Watch the vid by clicking here

How’s it gone down?

I’ve been totally overwhelmed at the numbers watching and sending messages and comments. I’ve got a very loyal fanbase who tune in every week and just say the nicest of things. Hearing that I have brightened up their day makes it all worthwhile.

Must be odd performing to a cam…

The first one was the hardest without doubt. You get to the end of a number and there’s no applause. It’s strange as you have nothing to really bounce off. You also have to get used to the delay in the responses to what you are doing as you are about 20 seconds ahead of what people are seeing and reacting to.

Our drag girls and DJs have been very busy bees!

Lots of performers are doing similar things. I’ve watched lots of them. Jade Chamberlain the Kylie tribute’s live videos have been sensational, Mrs Moore’s under the kimono has been hilarious and Lady Imelda has been very entertaining – from her cold caller live videos, to cooking in heels and of course her absolutely gorgeous full performances! I’m very pleased to call her my drag mama!

Any tips to keep us sane during lockdown?

Watch me on a Wednesday at 6.45pm on my Facebook page @misstishewe? Shameless plug! I think trying to be creative is the best thing to do, keep the mind active… just don’t cut your own hair like my niece!

What are your plans for when this is all over?

A haircut and a pint in my nearest pub as they need our support. I think it will be a little while until our industry recovers.

What do you miss the most?

Chatting away with the customers in the pub and being busy. I’m not used to doing very little all day.

We’re going to really miss Brighton & Hove Pride…

I’m gutted, not only for Brighton but all the prides around the country. So much work and planning and finance goes into these events. Not to mention the financial boost to the scene.

Any words of wisdom to keep us going?

Don’t feel you are alone. Reach out online. Just remember short term inconvenience for the longer term gain. Stay safe and we will all see each other soon!