After sold out, publicly acclaimed performances at VAULT Fringe Futures Festival and Laughing Horse @ The Quadrant (Brighton Fringe), 'Lizard King' is ready to take over the UK with the opportunity to perform at some of the country's best respected comedy and fringe venues. But our reptilian overlord needs your help to get there!
Serena Flynn (as seen on BBC Comedy, Soho Theatre) and Morag Davies Productions present Lizard King.
An hour of surreal comedy from Serena Flynn. Drag as you've never seen it before: in the form of an absurdly powerful reptilian. The sexiest, scaliest goddam Lizard you’ll ever set your tiny human eyes on*. For anyone who has ever seen a lizard, owned a lizard, been to Pizza Express Woking with a lizard.
*do not attend if you do not want to develop inappropriate feelings towards a lizard.
Press for Serena Flynn’s Previous Work:
"Best Comedy Shows of Ed Fringe 2019" ★★★★ (The Skinny)
"Ridiculous & hilarious" ★★★★ (Broadway Baby)
"A fabulous fifty-minute freakshow" ★★★★ (Wee Review)
Soho Theatre sell-out show with Baubo Goddess of Filth 2019
Serena Flynn is an established clown and alt-comedy performer who has performed work at Soho Theatre, Chiswick Playhouse, and The Arcola working with artists such as Lucy Atkinson and Camilla Whitehill. Her first solo show, 'Prune', was performed at Blue Elephant Theatre, The Warren ("Ridiculous & hilarious" ****Broadway Baby) & Edinburgh Festival (“A fabulous fifty-minute freakshow” Wee Review ****). The second, 'Baubo Goddess of Filth' was made in association with Soho Theatre Young Company, with support from Laurence Cook, Lee Griffiths (Comedy Associate - Soho Theatre) & developed during Bryony Kimmings’ autobiographical theatre making workshop & a residency at The Rosemary Branch. 'Baubo' was included in The Skinny’s ‘Best Comedy Shows of Ed Fringe 2019’ rundown (“A powerful, playful & witty hour of confessional absurdist storytelling” ****) and was selected to be part of Soho Theatre’s Soho Rising Festival, with a sell-out show Nov 2019. She makes work that is interested in gender, power & identity.
Her latest work, 'Lizard King', was developed as a character through international comedy artist Deanna Fleysher’s Drag King course during lockdown. With the help of guest directors Lucy Atkinson (The Stage Top Talents To Watch, A HUNDRED WORDS FOR SNOW), Chloe Young (FRILLS AND SPILLS, Klump Company Associate Artist) and James Aldred, Serena Flynn developed the character of the Lizard King into a full 60 minute work-in-progress show that enthralled audiences at VAULT's Fringe Futures Festival and Brighton Fringe.
Following astounding audience feedback, Serena Flynn and Producer Morag Davies decided to develop the show further and mount a UK tour to take the production across the country: introducing regional theatre audiences to Serena's particular, unique form of drag. The show will be directed by Man Up 2019 winner Evie Fehilly and is supported by Lucy Hopkins, NDT Broadgate, StumbleTrip Theatre and more.
We have been offered performances at Bristol's Wardrobe Theatre, the Burton Taylor Studio (Oxford Playhouse), Tom Thumb Theatre (Margate), Camden People's Theatre (London) and more, but we need your help to take the show there!
Where Your Money Will Go
We have secured £24,000 in funding from Arts Council England in order to produce the show, and are now seeking the final funds required to mount a tour of this scale.
- Travel and Accommodation costs for our cast and creative team for each of our regional tour dates - £1,900
- Marketing costs - including a photoshoot, poster design, print costs, flyer distribution and social media marketing - £2,600
- Props and Costume - £500
We are committed to total transparency so if you would like a full copy of our budget please don't hesitate to get in touch.
The Cast/Creative Team
Serena Flynn - Writer and Performer
Evie Fehilly - Director
Morag Davies - Producer