Peta Lily (UK): Parker Dee – Sensitive Guy (Drag King Show)

Parker Dee is a King among men (a Drag King). The show is humorous and gently transgressive with a hint of pathos and a lot of stupidity.

Parker Dee (sensitive guy) reveals his thoughts and feelings on being a man: his privilege is a burden and he wants to be woke. He’s working on his vulnerability (as well as his dance moves). He’s a thinker and a philosopher. Also ambitious.

Watch as he turns a couple of audience members into his interns. Cringe as he questions his values and wrestles his masculinity into submission … or will he have a change of heart?

The performance includes physicality, English language text, video projection and songs.

Very stupid, strange and clever.

Parker dares to go where no other cis man can.

A tiny baroque opera of micro-managed self-sympathy, expecting praise just for realising he hasn’t earned it.

Peta Lily is a theatre performer/theatre maker working in various styles. She is included in John Towsen’s list of female clown performers and her work is described as clown-hybrid. Parker Dee began as a digital project on YouTube. This live performance has been specially created for the Red Pearl Festival. Peta Lily acknowledges the support of her collaborators Timothy Michael Dodd, Robert Golden, Andie Scott (banner), Di Sherlock (script advice), Dana Blackstone, Kelly Burke, Steve Taylor and Phil Saunders.

Note! Audience discussion on Sat 11.2. at 18.15 (in English) in the Hurjaruuth foyer/Festival-Bar (Cable Factory A staircase, 2nd floor). Free entry, welcome!

Ticket prices

26 € adult
16 € pensioner
16 € discount ticket (student, unemployed, civil servant, conscript)
16 € theatre professional

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Location and accessibility

Hurjaruuth Stage (Tallberginkatu 1 A, 2nd floor) is located at the Cable Factory, a well-known cultural centre. Read more about how to get there.

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Festival-Bar is located next to the Hurjaruuth Stage (Cable Factory A staircase, 2nd floor foyer). Please note that we only accept card payments.

Opening hours of the Festival-Bar:

Fri 10.2. at 18–19
Sat 11.2. at 18–19
Tue 14.2. at 18–21
Wed 15.2. at 18–19
Thu 16.2. at 18–19
Fri 17.2. at 17–20
Sat 18.2. at 19-

Restaurant (t)raba is located in the Glass courtyard next to the Turbine Hall.

Hurjaruuth Stage facilities and services

Coatroom: In the corridor between Hurjaruuth’s foyer and the stage there is a free self-service coatroom. NB! Our theatre is not responsible for any items or clothes left in the coatroom.

Toilet facilities: Next to the coatroom there is an accessible toilet with childcare facilities and other unisex toilets.

More on accessibility: There is wheelchair seating available at the front of the audience (2 slots). We do not have an induction loop. Assistant seating available free of charge. We are a Disability Card service provider.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact our customer service!

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Performances Fri 10.2. at 19 and Sat 11.2. at 17, about 50 min


26 / 16 €


Hurjaruuth Stage, Cable Factory

Suggested age

For adults


In English

Audience discussion on Sat 11.2. at 18.15

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