’Queer as Folk meets Cheers’ to centre on our very own Queen of Ireland.
real-life Irish performer Panti Bliss
“Panti Bliss is known as the Queen of Ireland because she was crucial in the campaign for marriage equality. She’s the most wonderful drag queen, is quite politically engaged and we came across her in a TED talk.”
PantiBar has yet to be greenlit but Gardiner said she was optimistic about its chances, adding that there was a lot of international interest in the production.
“It’s a really interesting and transgressive show about what drag means and what happens when you’re in a place where everyone feels liberated,” she said.
Playground optioned the rights to O’Neill’s memoir Panti: Woman in the Making earlier this year.