Lana Van Anna's

Blender: A Night Of Sex & Gender *POSTPONED*


Thu 16 Apr


Showtime 8pm

Box office open 7pm






£8 (inclusive of all booking fees & charges)

In light of our recent announcement about the temporary closure of Barbican Theatre (for an initial 1 month from 17 March) this performance has been postponed. Refunds are being processed and should appear in bookers’ accounts within 5 working days (from 18 March) Alternatively if you would like to make a donation of the value of your ticket to the Barbican Theatre registered charity fund please email us at confirming the performance and the name booked under.
You can also make a donation of any amount, to support Barbican Theatre, here

Read our full COVID-19 closure statement here


Drag as you’ve probably not seen it before… or expected!

A night of eye opening queer art exploring society’s perceptions of transgender issues, modern feminism and living in today’s world as a queer person.

In Lana’s Blender you will see traditional burlesque, drag cabaret and non-traditional queer art.

Dildo Draggins
She’s no stranger to the stage. This female queen will be showing you that being a woman has its boundaries, and will demonstrate that gender norms can do one. She has a voice, and you’re going to hear it loud and clear. With natural humour and a tendency to be absolutely lovable, you’re not going to want to miss out.
Marilyn Mournroe
Another female queen. Using glamour and a punk attitude, she endeavours to show that female queens do have as much right to exist as male queens and will explore sexual violence and cat calling in her work.
Ally Way
A local queer icon in her own right, Ally will take on any queer issue and deliver it to any audience. As a trans activist, an LGBT+ advocate and an individualist, we just do not know what she’s going to bring to the table. You’ll just have to find out.
Lady Shakira Diamond
Queer art doesn’t just stop at drag. Burlesque has been used to communicate queer issues for decades; and Lady Shakira Diamond is going to show you how. Plymouth’s own burlesque queen will explain what burlesque means to her and leave you wanting more.
Lana Van Anna
Plymouth’s own queen of the hideous will passionately argue the case for LGBT+ liberation in any situation. Expect comedy, expect tears, expect to challenge your own perceptions on sex and gender. Because once this blender is switched on, there’s no going back; your world will be 200% more queer.

Join us for an entertaining night filled with unexpected laughs, and maybe some tears.

Tickets £8 (inclusive of all booking fees and charges)

Lana Van Anna is a Barbican Theatre Thrive Associate Artist. Barbican Theatre’s Thrive Emerging Artists programme is supported  by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. Read more about Thrive here 



Seating is usually pre-allocated for performances (if it isn't it will say so on the booking page). Audiences are advised to arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of the show to allow for time to take their seats before the performance begins. If you require disabled/accessible seating, please call us on 01752 267131 to discuss your requirements.

Barbican Theatre

The Barbican Theatre
Castle Street

(Barbican Theatre is behind the Mayflower Visitor Centre opposite Mayflower Steps and The Prawn!)

Our address is Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, Plymouth PL1 2NJ. We are just behind the Mayflower Visitor Centre (up some steps) on Southside Street opposite the Mayflower Steps.

If you use the What3Words app / website our 3 words (for finding our venue) are

01752 267131 (currently not in use while the venue box office is closed)


Tickets are currently only available for collection from 1 hour before performances begin. They are not currently available for collection from the Box Office at any other times and postage is no longer available. Barbican Theatre recommends e-tickets which can be presented at the theatre on the date of your performance using a smart mobile device (or if you prefer can be printed out) E-tickets are more covid safe and are also much greener due to not being needed to be printed or posted.

Tickets for this event are no longer available.