Homeward Bound

David Hoyle

Bootleg Social, 30 Topping Street, BLACKPOOL, FY1 3AQ

Online tickets have now sold out. There will be standing and booth tickets available on the door from 6.30pm.
7.30PM Thursday 30th November

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The sensational anti-drag queen David Hoyle presents a very special performance.


He is raw, sometimes a bit frightening, but also thrilling in his look-no-hands recklessness. 

The Guardian

David Hoyle is no drag.  

The Times


Expect polemic, pathos, provocative politicking and high comedy.

A native of Blackpool, David Hoyle came to prominence in the 1990s as the Divine David, a kind of anti-drag queen whose lacerating social commentary – targeting both bourgeois Britain and the materialistic-hedonistic gay scene, which he called “the biggest suicide cult in history” –  was offset by breathtaking instances of self-recrimination and even self-harm.

Following a couple of outré late-night Channel 4 shows, Hoyle killed the Divine David off during a spectacular show at the Streatham Ice Arena in 2000 and retreated to Manchester for “a period of reflection”. He returned to TV screens in 2005 in Chris Morris’s Nathan Barley, then began performing live again, under his own name. This time round, the chances of serious injury in any given show seemed greatly reduced, but Hoyle’s biting satire, bravura costumes, wicked comic timing and compelling charisma remained intact.

As well as the Royal Vauxhall Tavern (RVT), he’s performed at the Soho Theatre, Chelsea Theatre, Battersea Arts Centre, National Portrait Gallery, Tate Britain and Victoria & Albert Museum. Hoyle is back, all right.  

Bar opens 6.30pm. Show time 7.30pm. End time 9pm
Tickets: £8 adults, £6 concessions
Venue: Bootleg Social, 30 Topping Street, Blackpool, FY1 3AQ
Recommended age: 14+, Under 18s are welcome in the venue until 10pm.
Please make sure to arrive for the show start time as latecomers may not be admitted.
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Visiting Us

Find out more about getting to Bootleg Social here. Make sure to arrive in time for the show start time. The doors will close for the show at 7.30pm. Unfortunately the venue is down a set of stairs and is not accessible by wheelchair at this time. If you would like assistance please contact us via hello@formblackpool.co.uk.



Bootleg Social is a roughly 5-7 minute walk from Blackpool North station. If you are planning to travel from outside of Blackpool by train please check your journey in advance. Between 11th November and March, Blackpool North station will be closed, and replacement buses will be in operation.