Duckie (London)

Princess, Picnic, Promenade

Thursday 14 July 2022Friday 15 July 2022

Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Westbourne Road
Birmingham, B15 3TR United Kingdom
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Birmingham 2022 Festival Present

210 mins
£10.00 – £0.00

May contain nudity, strong language and empire bashing

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Person decorated with vegetables and flower pots, standing in a garden.

Duckie Princess: Bird La Bird - photo by Holly Revell

Two people fencing on stage

Duckie Princess: Krishna Istha - photo by Holly Revell

A person in Victorian-style costume, sat on a chair

Duckie Princess: George Chakravarthi - photo by Holly Revell

Love Pikaniks, Hate Empire

Bring a picnic, dress up in your best clothes, tour the beautiful gardens and enjoy queer post-empire pop-up performance from Duckie Featuring artists from South Africa, Ghana, Canada, India, Australia and the UK

Starring Ginny Lemon, George Chakravarthi, Jaivant Patel, Bird la Bird, Krishna Istha, Kieron Jina, Francesca Millican-Slater, Ange Loft, Alaska B, EJ Scott and crazinisT artisT

“The amnesia about British Empire imposes an exaggerated historical distance between our lives today and the period of imperial rule”
Kojo Koram, Uncommon Wealth

Walls Come Tumbling Down!
Adults Only (18+), Bonnets Permitted

The gardens will open for picnics from 7pm, with performance from 7.30pm. The event will close by 10.30pm.


On Friday 15th we will have increased access provisions for d/Deaf and hard of hearing people with BSL interpretation available, and for both performances we will have access hosts who will have noise cancelling headphones, easy read guides, etc.

Tickets for this event are very cheap at a price of just £5 (cheaper than standard admission to the Botanical Gardens), so do please consider a £10 ‘Pay it Forward Ticket’ which buys a ticket for yourself, and also buys a ticket for someone else to attend. To select your ticket type, click the ticket type to reveal drop down menu with other options.

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Fierce Says

We love Duckie - perhaps best known for their Saturday night residency at London's Royal Vauxhall Tavern and winning an Olivier award! They haven't been to Birmingham since Fierce's 10th Birthday in 2007, when they threw us a horrible "children's party" hosted by David Hoyle. This will be unmissable!


Thursday 14 July 2022


Birmingham Botanical Gardens

£10.00 – £0.00

Friday 15 July 2022


Birmingham Botanical Gardens

£10.00 – £0.00