Into the Spotlight: A Sheffield Drag Celebration
In September 2021 Live Cinema UK collaborated with Showroom Cinema, Sheffield to present an evening celebrating the release of Warp Films’ Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. Hosted by a trio of Sheffield home-grown talent. Local drag performers The Funky Beavers & Emma Maezin presented “Into the Spotlight” – a night of celebratory lip syncing and drag entertainment to celebrate the cinema release of the film. Coming in drag was highly encouraged, plus it was the perfect chance for anyone wanting to try out their lip-syning skills.
The Funky Beavers are South Yorkshire’s Biggest Homegrown Drag Show. They began back in 2015 where a group of friends came together and said they wanted to put on a drag show. The main reason they set it up was to express that anyone can be a queen if they put their mind to it. The show was originally founded by Luke Hague (Vivian Twist) who wanted to create a local community of queens within Sheffield and wanted others to join and be part of something big. Six years on, and with many sold out shows and six major productions behind them, they continued their work and continue to create new partnerships.
Emma Maezin is a drag queen musician born and raised in Sheffield with a passion for partying and pop music. Emma has been on the Sheffield scene since her debut competing in Drag Idol UK at OMG Sheffield in 2017 and was a beloved member of The Funky Beaver Show for two short years before going solo to focus on her original music.