Scene from the Sofa – Five minutes with… Lydia L’Scabies

Graham Robson April 13, 2020

Self-proclaimed Queen Flea of Brighton, Lydia L’Scabies is theatrically and contextually motivated with a face that says, “Wear a Condom”. Here, the Parasite Princess caught up with Graham Robson to share what she’s been up while in lockdown and why you can’t keep a good bitch down…

Hey Lydia, what have you been up to? 

I’ve been doing a few things online with my London gals who were ever so kind to involve me! Won’t lie to you, it’s been a strange transition from stage to desktop, but I’ve got the swing of it now. Me and my sis Rococo Chanel streamed our international award-winning show A History of Horror as well which had an amazing response! Besides that, I’ve really enjoying making my current acts into video format, so do keep an eye out!

Busy girl…

Honestly it’s been kinda wild, I did a zoom event called Queer House Party Live co-run by my friend Harry, and I’ve not seen anything like it. I was sceptical of the whole online translation of things initially but now I’m in the swing of it, seemingly, it’s been wonderful seeing that we cabaret and nightlife creatures all still have a thorough purpose! It’s been eye opening as well because seeing this kind of response as a result of the same circumstance we’re all under has given me a kick up the arse to not worry so much about it all in terms of myself and just keep being THAT BITCH.

You must miss being absolutely revolting in public…

I do miss the sound and direct feel of an audience, don’t get me wrong but being able to read stuff that comes in puts it in writing which kinda immortalises it in a way, it’s lovely!

Where’s your beady eye been peeping?

Oh hun everyone’s doing something in front of a camera, family friendly or not! Everyone and their nan has an onlyfans account now it seems…

Any tips to keep us from tearing out our weaves?

Always try and achieve something a day, showering does count.

What are your plans for when this is all over?

Christ, going to SOMEONE ELSE’S HOUSE would be a treat right now! I think I’ll avoid bars when it’s first back to normal because they’ll be like bloody NYE.

Anything you miss?

Travelling and buzzing about the country and town alike.

Any words of wisdom?

Don’t worry about drinking too much, there’s not much else to do, but keep your sleeping pattern in check, if not it only takes two sleeps to fix. Always tidy your room, and don’t play monopoly.