#8 You Do You, Francesca Forristal: on the power of dressing up, building a theatre community, and the art of drag makeup
Helloooo, come on in, take off your shoes and settle down for another episode of The You Do You Show, a weekly podcast in which Anna Richmond chats with an arts industry person she admires about the ways pop culture has influenced who they are and what they do.
This week Anna went to meet performer Francesca Forristal hot off the back of a month in Edinburgh. She’d been performing as her drag king alter ego Christian Adore alongside her comedy partner Ed Scrivens in his drag queen persona, Eaton Messe. Together they performed their show The Dragprov Revue to rave reviews.
Even though she was fully sleep deprived, Anna and Francesca had the best conversation about her pop cultural influences from Batman (the George Clooney iteration specifically), to how important it has been to find a community in theatre that she can be totally herself with, to drag king makeup advice. It was a total joy.
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