Solo LGBT Comedy and a Good Dose of Nollywood: Paul Levy talks to Gavino di Vino about Auntie






Solo LGBT Comedy comes to the Fringe as Paul Levy talks to writer, director, producer and performer Gavino di Vino about Auntie.

Nollywood meets Hyacinth Bouquet via the fictional pan-African nation of Kengeria. Auntie vocalises her disdain for tracksuits and chicken shops, which are far from her Ey! Ey! glossy mag dreams of sipping champagne in Buckingham Palace. Mtoto, her gay, mixed-race son, throws razor-sharp shade, exposing her bigoted and hypocritical views with a ferocity that rivals the drag queens of Ru Paul’s Drag Race. This fresh new comedy explores the poignant issues of sexuality, post-colonialism, gentrification and, of course, worship!”

Listen to our interview with Gavino di Vino about Auntie